Forest Trust offers a variety of
services in the wood, ranging from burials to
nest boxes celebrating special people or
events. We bury people, pets, and ashes on plots you can
choose, and detailed mapping
ensures that the plot will remain dedicated to those you
love for ever. We can plant a tree for you or with you,
along with ferns, bluebells and local wildflowers.
If you want to select a woodland glade for yourself or
your family and pets, we will meet you in the wood and
guide you to the spaces available. If you’re not
interested in burial – if, perhaps, you want to
commemorate the birth of a child or remember someone you
lost years ago - you can choose a tree in which to hang
a hand-made plaque or nest box.
The wood is always open to pedestrians and you can visit
whenever you like. The gate will take wheelchairs, there
are good paths through the wood, and there is off-road
To see a gallery of photographs
first funeral in Boduan Sanctuary Wood,
Tariff 2013 >
Boduan Sanctuary is registered as a cemetery but it is
unique, the only place in Wales where anyone can
be buried in established woodland. We allow a lot of
space for each burial; the minimum plot size is 2.5 x 5m
(about 128 square feet). We do all the work, preparing
the grave and restoring the area after the burial.
Facilities for the funeral party include adequate
parking and a uniquely charming toilet. You can have
whatever form of ceremony you choose – religious,
humanist, pagan or something of your own, with live
music if you wish. We’ll do all we
can to ensure that your ceremony is exactly as you’d
like it to be. Afterwards we can plant a tree and
place a memorial stone as you wish.
Larger areas can be reserved for families or groups. You
can pre-book a glade and if you have pets, they can be
buried there too.
Those who prefer cremation can place or bury ashes under
a tree (established or specially planted) and create a
small memorial. We’re also happy to provide and hang
bird or bat boxes, with a name-plaque if desired, or to
make a bench specially for you.
Donations for Dedications >
You can dedicate a tree, an area of natural woodland, or
part of the stream to commemorate events such as:
births, birthdays, marriage, special life events like
passing exams or other notable achievements, retirement,
and of course in memory of those you have loved.
Ring us to discuss prices for our services. If you
pre-book your burial, the cost can be spread over
several years with our Pay Now, Die Later scheme, which entitles you to use your plot from the day
your standing order begins. We can always work out a way
for you to afford burial in Boduan Sanctuary.