Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground Open Day

Event Details

Date:
18 May 2019
Event Region:
South West
Contact Name: Katie Tokus, Marketing & Communications Officer
Phone number:
01803 732708
Organisation:
Address:
Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground
Totnes
TQ9 7DX
With stunning views of the River Dart, Dartmoor and the sea, across the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground offers an ecological alternative to traditional burial or cremation.
 
The burial ground, just outside Totnes, is always open, but on this Open Day Sharpham Trust staff will be on hand for the first two hours to offer information and to answer questions about Sharpham Meadow.
 
The day begins at 11am, with a short talk and questions at 11.15am. Then you're free to stay as long as you like at the burial ground.
 

This day is for you if you are:

  • Interested in finding out how to reserve a burial or an ashes burial plot
  • Exploring alternative funeral ideas
  • Funeral directors and businesses who may be unfamiliar with Sharpham Meadow


A beautiful site with incredible vistas


Sharpham Meadow is unique in the South West as an eco-burial site because it is not a woodland and there are no trees.

The site is cared for as a hay meadow, hence the grass is allowed to grow long and cut periodically.

This allows flora and fauna to flourish there – including skylarks, hares and wild flowers.


Sharpham Meadow natural burial ground near Totnes, Devon

The meadow was created in 2013 by the Sharpham Trust which is the charity that looks after the 550-acre Sharpham Estate. Any income generated from the burial ground goes towards covering the costs of running the site and the Trust's other charitable activities.

As it is owned by the Trust the site will be protected in perpetuity.

 

 

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