Price lists and application forms for all the memorials detailed are obtainable from the main office. All prices are reviewed annually with any adjustments taking effect from the 1st of January each year. Garden or Green memorials are areas where the cremated remains may be buried beneath the memorial. Other memorials are available for those whose remains are interred in shrubberies (the Haycombe equivalent of 'scattering'). There is provision by most memorials for floral tributes, which are the only type of tribute allowed under the cemetery regulations.

Memorials for those whose remains have been interred in a shrubbery

Adopt a tree - Tree memorials are only available in very limited quantities and locations. New trees are planted in the autumn of each year as a programme of renewal to keep the cemetery a green and pleasant place for generations to come. Some of the oldest trees planted in 1937 when the cemetery was opened are reaching the end of their lives or growing beyond sustainable boundaries, causing damage to memorials, etc. Every tree that is removed is replaced with something more suitable for the cemetery environment ,with a view to planting more indigenous varieties, and it is possible to 'adopt' them for a ten year period. A plaque is provided as part of this memorial and it will be possible to purchase a further ten year period at the end of the initial one. It is not possible to plant trees anywhere but where required by cemetery plans, nor is there usually a choice of tree. A waiting list is maintained in the office between autumn times. An older tree may also be 'adopted' if desired. Enquire at the office for confirmation that the tree of choice is available. 

Please be aware that windchimes, etc., are not allowed under the cemetery regulations and can upset other members of the public visiting adjoining areas.

Benches - Benches are good quality to provide places to rest and admire the extensive views around the cemetery without sufffering damage in all winds and weathers. They can usually be placed where desired, but the permission of the Cemeteries Superintendent must be obtained before placement. The plaques are bronze which 'weathers' to a deep brown colour. The maintenance and upkeep of the benches remain the responsibility of the owners.

Memorial or Remembrance Wall - An area of the wall surrounding the crematorium courtyard has been set aside to place memorial plaques in a choice of three colourways. There are troughs to accommodate floral tributes beneath the memorials. 

Shrubbery stones - These are desk-top shaped granite memorials adjacent to shrubberies 25, 26,27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.

Shrubbery board plaques (Shrubberies 25 - 31) - Are for our most recent shrubberies (i.e. our equivalent of 'scattering' areas) to replace shrubbery plaques. A board is provided adjacent to each shrubbery. Small plaques are placed on each board. There are different coloured plaques for each shrubbery. Board plaques are very modestly priced memorials and do not inhibit maintenance of each shrubbery in the way that the plaques in the older shrubberies do. Floral tributes may be placed at the base of each board.

Shrubbery plaques (Shrubberies 1 - 28 only) - Are only available in the older shrubberies. They are relatively expensive which reflects the added costs for the maintenance of those shrubberies where there are large numbers of plaques.No other memorial is allowed in shrubberies and any other memorabilia and/or planting will be removed by cemetery staff as they often cause distress to other visitors to the shrubberies. (Please remember that these are communal areas and even when you have witnessed an interment that particular area is not restricted to those remains alone.) 


Englishcombe Garden

This garden is on a bank with spectacular views across the Englishcombe valley.

There is room for two caskets beneath each stone, with four colours of stone to choose from. There is also a choice of colour for the lettering.

It is intended to plant this area more informally than the adjacent New Conifer Garden, so hardy perennials will be planted in the grassy areas rather than in beds.

And as part of the 'natural' look to the Garden, all plants and/or memorials must be contained on the stone (the memorial stones are larger to accommodate this). Any placed around the stone memorial or embedded in the adjacent grass will be removed or placed back on the stone.

All stones are quarried from natural rock. This means that individual memorials may have blemishes due to natural organisms/sediments incorporated into the rock when it was laid down millions of years ago. These give each memorial an individual appearance. They may occur more often in one colour stone than another. Staff are always willing to advise, if you wish to choose a colour likely to have less individuality.  

These burial plots are also subject to the rules and regulations pertaining to the cemetery as a whole - copies available from the main office - and the same procedures regarding ownership apply.


Green Burial

Haycombe Cemetery

There is an area within the cemetery where remains can be interred beneath a young tree. A choice can be made from the variety of trees already planted.

The memorial includes two plaques; one placed on a stake adjacent to the tree and the other on a board close to the whole area. Flowers may be placed beneath the board, but not near the tree. We want to keep this location as natural as possible, so all floral tributes will be restricted to the designated area and all other types of memorial (e.g. windchimes, windmills, etc.) will be removed.

The green burial area has been designed to encourage natural flora to populate it and therefore is mown only once a year, in the late autumn. Grass paths are mown through regularly to allow access for visitors to enjoy the area to the full and also encourage flowers which prefer a more cropped environment.

These burial plots are also subject to the rules and regulations pertaining to the cemetery as a whole - copies available from the main office - and the same procedures regarding ownership apply.


Peace Garden 

This garden has views across to the Welsh Hills on a clear day. It is situated on one of the few level areas of the cemetery.

The memorial stones are of one colour only to blend in with the nearby Commonwealth War Graves and the headstones of those who died in the Bath Blitz.

Up to two interments of loose cremated remains may be laid to rest beneath the memorial. Alternatively, either one casket of one of our biodegradable boxes may be interred if preferred.

Again all tributes must be restricted to the stone - cemeteries staff will remove any surrounding the stone.

These burial plots are also subject to the rules and regulations pertaining to the cemetery as a whole - copies available from the main office - and the same procedures regarding ownership apply.


Rockery Garden 

This garden is built over the remains brought to Haycombe from the old Walcot site, which included those of Fanny Burney (novelist 1751 – 1840), her husband and son – information sheet available from the office.

Memorial are inset into traditional stones to blend into the rockery replacing existing rockery stones as necessary. There is a lovely open view towards the Welsh hills on a clear day.

To keep the Rockery Garden free of memorabilia, and looking as natural as possible, flower vases have been provided for floral tributes.

These burial plots are also subject to the rules and regulations pertaining to the cemetery as a whole - copies available from the main office - and the same procedures regarding ownership apply.


Books of Remembrance

The Books of Remembrance provide a permanent record. Entries can be two, five or eight lines. Motifs are available with five or eight line entries. There is no date included in the heading on each page, only the day's date e.g. 21st August. This enables entries to be made at any time, sometimes years after the death. Most entries are on the date of death, although they do not have to be. They can be placed on a birthday or some other special anniversary. All the books are on display turned to the current day's date, however office staff will be happy to turn to another page if you are unable to visit on the appropriate day or if you particularly wish to see the entry for some other reason.

An artist visits the office regularly at five weekly intervals to update the Books of Remembrance.

Please note that entries in the Book of Remembrance are not made automatically. They are a memorial and will only be made on receipt of the appropriate application and fee.

The Books of Remembrance and the cemetery gates are open from 8.00am until 8.00pm from 1st April until 30th September and from 8.00am until 4.30pm from 1st October until 31st March.

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