Norfolk Bluebell Wood Burial Park is the result of a vision from the minds of the Morton family. Andrew  developed the park with dedicated staff and local businesses, transforming the land into a peaceful and tranquil environment that allows individuals to spend time and reflect on loved ones that have passed away. What you may not know is that this land is steeped in history and helped begin a larger project that still runs today.

Robert Marsham (1708-1797) was an English naturalist who to this day is considered the founding father of phenology, which is the study of the effects of the seasons on plants and animals. Being forward thinking meant that Robert could understand the complexity of this subject and his legacy is continued with the support of The Woodland Trust.

You may wonder how Robert Marsham and his studies leads to the history of our park. As a local man from Stratton Strawless, Robert completed his work and research around the area and that’s where we come in. For over 300 years, the land now known as Norfolk Bluebell Wood played a large and important role in the global understanding about the effect each season has on the plants and animals. On the 1792 map of Norfolk, the area is marked as ‘Old Lady’s Wood’ which can still be seen today.

Robert Marshams Indication of Spring is of huge importance to today’s landscape. We are now facing the challenge of a rapidly warming planet and we need to know how the natural world responds to the climate in order to predict what may or may not happen in the future. Without the efforts from Marsham, we wouldn’t know how responsive spring events are to temperature and how not all species respond to the weather at the same rate.

More than anything else, it is very clear that the work of this great man is inspirational. If nothing else, he showed us how in a single human life time, it is possible to achieve something that will continue for decades to come.

As we continue with the development of the Bluebell wood, we will also continue with the studies on the wildlife and animals that may live amongst it. Along with working with The Woodland Trust to create an environmentally friendly place that everyone can appreciate both locally and further afield.

  • 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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Old Church Road
Hainford, Norfolk, NR10 3BG