Sun Rising
Natural Burial Ground and Nature Reserve
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Memorial Oak Benches

Autumn BenchOccasionally, beautifully hand-crafted benches can also be bought through Nature Reserve Burial Grounds to be installed at Sun Rising. The bench can be hand-engraved with a loved one's name, dates and few words.

Pete's BenchThe benches we first used were of English oak (see right image), but we have now changed to a new style, a new joiner, who uses Scottish oak from sustainable forest sources. We only have one of his styles at Sun Rising, the simple bench pictured to the left here.

Because we do not varnish the benches, after a year or so the oak softens to a natural brown-grey. Cracks appear but these should not compromise the strength of the bench. NB: We cannot guarantee the life span of our natural benches.

In order to retain the natural feel of the burial ground, only a limited number of benches can be bought for a site. Please enquire as to whether this memorial option is available.

We currently have a waiting list for benches. If you'd like to be on the list, let us know.