As we enter 2018, our development plans at the Park are beginning to take shape. We want our visitors to be able to follow our journey and so, throughout the year, Founder Andrew Morton will be giving us quarterly updates about what has been achieved and what is to come over the following few months. Here, his first blog features all the details about how the vision for Norfolk Bluebell Wood Burial Park began.

From an acorn to an oak tree, the journey continues.

After purchasing the land in 2008, with a captivating 300-year-old wood full of bluebells, I was inspired to allow public access but immediately faced an obstacle in that the woodland sat in the middle of a field!

In 2010, I attended an interview panel to win a farming scholarship. Although unsuccessful, it turned my thoughts back to the Bluebell Wood and it was then that I started researching natural burials. It took me all over England to different burial grounds as well as Scotland and as far as Holland.

A planning team was then assembled to draw up a design and planning statement for submission to Broadland District Council. We needed to persuade all concerned that this was a viable use of the land and satisfy the Council that there was a justifiable need within the community; a huge challenge that, thankfully was approved by Broadland.

Following the planning approval, we spent a significant amount of time obtaining funding and sourcing contractors until eventually in August 2015 we broke ground opening the gate to our families on 7 December 2015 and selling our first pre-need plot at 11.00am the next day.

Two years later and we have added many refinements and continue to do so with the construction of the Ceremonial Hall; constantly reviewing how best to serve families that have chosen Norfolk Bluebell Wood Burial Park.

We strive to be sustainable on three levels; socially, environmentally and financially creating firm foundations and taking our time to establish and create a beautiful, tranquil haven for all the families that continue to use us now and in the future for generations to come.

I am very proud of our joint efforts and thank everyone that has been involved and continue to be involved at Norfolk Bluebell Wood and especially the families that have entrusted us with the final resting place for their loved ones.

Andrew Morton

  • A peaceful place to be with your thoughts surrounded by nature. The Woodland Walk a carpet of Bluebells, such a wonderful sight. Looking forward to my next visit. TP
  • A real treasure. The carpet of bluebells are breathtaking. You must visit it to really appreciate the place. The benches are perfect for a quiet 10 minute reflection and listening to the birds. HM
  • This is a beautiful natural option for people. The setting is fabulous and the staff couldn't be more helpful. Well done. HD
  • What a wonderful part of our planet. So calm and peaceful. Mrs S
  • Beautiful bluebell walk with lovely easy access. The dog and I loved it LM
  • Absolutely fantastic, Matthew went above and beyond to cater for me and my partner, fantastic service during a difficult time, would recommend to anyone, thank you BR
  • Everyone is so helpful throughout the whole process of finding a lovely resting place for my mums ashes Thank you to the entire bluebell woods family xxx SB
  • The service Matt and all the other members of staff is exceptional. Just popping in for a walk you are always made welcome. Events like the Bluebell Walk and the Dove Release make it all the more special. Excellent place to go.and reflect. TM
  • What a perfectly peaceful and natural setting this woodland site is & the owners and staff are so friendly and helpful. The woodland walk, when the bluebells are in full bloom, is a breathtaking sight to behold. Whether you want to discuss a final resting place in a natural setting or would just like a peaceful walk in the fresh air, this is the place to go. JB
  • I just wanted to say than you for all your help organising the funeral. Matt was so kind and helped answer all the family's questions. We couldn't wish for a more beautiful plot for Melanie than in the Bluebell Woods. It's a wonderful place to come and reflect. Jack Berrens

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Hainford, Norfolk, NR10 3BG