Environmental Commitment

The management of the Cholderton Estate has been geared towards the conservation of wildlife for more than 30 years and the results of this policy may be seen on the woodland burial site.  The estate will be solely responsible for all planting and maintenance, however, individual graves will not be maintained. As the eventual intention is to return the site to natural woodland some thinning of the trees will be necessary over the years. As you walk around Michael's Wood it becomes clear that parts of the wood are already left as a natural woodland and we point this out to ensure you can make an informed decision about a plot location.

Over 70 species of bird breed on the estate, many of these in the vicinity of Michael's Wood. Roe Deer and Brown Hare live in the wood and graze over the grassy areas. 

A few years ago The Duke of Burgundy Fritillary Butterfly was introduced to the woods and is now thriving.

No chemicals are used throughout the estate. For the burial site this means that wild flowers abound and butterflies flourish. Parts of the wood are allocated to different types of plant. These include Primrose, Snowdrops, Cyclamen, Wild Daffodils, Aconites, Bluebells and Autumn Crocus.

 Environment of Cholderton Woodland Burials