Memorial Trees and Shrubs
We have many thousands of trees and shrubs planted all over Harbour View. Some are very old trees; many are saplings we have planted in recent years. We have formal borders and hedgerows planted with herbaceous shrubs and we have the extensive area of woodland burial ground with a mixture of deciduous and evergreen trees.
Trees and shrubs can be purchased as a memorial to a person that has died.
There is a one-off fee of £55 plus VAT (£66) for the Brass plaque that is engraved with the deceased’s name and some words of commemoration of the family’s choosing and then, in addition, a monthly direct debit to have the plaque placed on a wooden stand at the base of your chosen tree. Monthly fees range from £5 to £35 per month, depending on the age, size, type and location of the tree. You will always be told in advance what the monthly cost will be so that you can make your choice - in order to do this, as we have thousands of trees, we encourage people to take a walk around the grounds themselves, choose a few trees, and then make an appointment with the office for pricing.
Although a tree or shrub becomes a private memorial it always remains the property of Harbour View and we retain the exclusive right to maintain and prune it; this is to ensure the grounds of Harbour View are maintained properly and in keeping with our heritage as a woodland burial ground.