Client: Brighton & Hove City Council, Bereavement Services
Completion Date: Phase 1 2013, Phase 2 2015
Design and development of a natural burial site including native planting and paths.
Woodland Valley is a two-acre site offering an environmentally friendly method of burial, in a tranquil position overlooking the sea and downs on the edge of Brighton.
A woodland burial ground for internment and cremated remains has been developed on the site , previously an arable field. An emphasis has been placed on conservation and bio-diversity, with extensive native tree, shrub and hedgerow planting together with a wildflower meadow of native downland species. The aim was to create a natural environment and encourage local birds and wildlife as well as providing a tranquil and reflective environment.
Sculptor Alun Heslop was commissioned to produce a series of carved sculptural markers for the project.