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Monument Meadow is an award-winning five-acre natural burial ground located in South Cheshire on the edge of Farndon village with charming views across rolling countryside and the Clwydian Range.

It is a beautiful place to be laid to rest, set amid a wildflower meadow for loved ones to visit.

We offer a variety of sustainable funeral options, including natural burial and scattering of ashes.

The burial ground is situated on land belonging to the Barnston Estate, an historic family-owned Cheshire estate with deep roots in the local community.

Natural burial enables people to choose a funeral which is unique, in tune with nature and gentle on the environment.

Find out more about natural burials

"Thou know'st 'tis common; all that lives must die,

Passing through nature to eternity."

- William Shakespeare -

Instead of using gravestones, we have planted an abundance of local species of trees, bulbs and wildflowers to create a living memorial landscape.

It is a natural sanctuary designed to honour our deceased, to provide an attractive place for visitors to pay their respects, and to encourage local wildlife.

Monument Meadow is pleased to welcome people of all faiths from local villages and beyond. We cater for both religious and secular ceremonies.

A funeral at Monument Meadow follows no rules or format or set length of time - each one is individual to the wishes of the family or the deceased. We will of course guide you every step of the way.

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On-Site Facilities
Monument Meadow has the following on-site facilities:

A private off-road car park for up to 29 cars
Designated disabled car-parking
A purpose-built oak barn for conducting ceremonies and providing shelter

** Please note that there is no WC, water or electricity on-site.

"It was good to meet with Site Manager Carole Tomlinson before the funeral and we received excellent customer care. We looked at another burial ground but fell in love with Monument Meadow and its natural setting."
- March 2023 -
"We chose Monument Meadow because we are both absorbed in countryside and nature. The customer care was very attentive and considerate and the beautiful barn was spotless for the funeral."
- March 2023 -
"Excellent customer care from Carole Tomlinson, the Site Manager. We live nearby and chose a natural burial for environmental reasons."
- February 2023 -
"The level of customer care was very good indeed. We looked at other cemeteries but decided on Monument Meadow Natural Burial Ground after we visited it. It’s a peaceful alternative to an urban cemetery and is a very pleasant place to visit and think about our loved ones."
- December 2022 -
"From beginning to end, the help and guidance to arrange mum's ceremony was exceptional. The service was beautiful and will be a treasured memory by all.

Mum couldn't ask for a more tranquil resting place in such pleasant surroundings."
- Caron -
"Thank you for your help with organising the burial of my dad's ashes. We are very relieved he is at Monument Meadow Natural Burial Ground."
- Stephanie -
“Monument Meadow is a beautiful, peaceful wildflower meadow for loved ones laid to rest. The level of customer care we received was excellent.”
- Ashes scattering, May 2022 -
“We chose Monument Meadow as it’s a beautiful wild meadow site and within walking distance. My partner was cremated two years ago and lockdown gave me time to consider. I saw the site prior to its opening and knew it was right.”
- March 2022 -
“We looked at three other burial grounds and chose Monument Meadow for its accessibility, the feel of the site and the excellent details, care, attention and compassion offered by the Site Manager. We decided on a very low-key occasion and this was made possible. Suggestions for a meal afterwards were made and proved excellent.”
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“Monument Meadow is a beautiful, natural burial ground which, as a family, we are lucky to have on our doorstep. Customer care was excellent.”
- November 2021 -
“I was very pleased I chose Monument Meadow to scatter my mother’s ashes. It will be a lovely peaceful place to visit. Very good customer care.”
- Ashes scattering, January 2021 -
“Monument Meadow is a natural, peaceful environment which has been well set up. I looked at two other burial grounds and chose Monument Meadow as it’s a natural burial site.”
- January 2021 -