Gareth Hurd

Head groundsman

“I probably have to admit to having an unhealthy love for green spaces. There’s nothing I enjoy more than tending and managing plants and I’m a bit of an environmental obsessive.

I discovered Clandon Wood when they advertised for their first full-time groundsman and the way it operates with The Natural Burial Trust really impressed me. Traditionally, working for wildlife doesn’t pay for itself but Clandon Wood found a brilliant solution through its sustainable burial method.”

About tea, cake & company

At Clandon Wood we firmly believe that providing an environment for the bereaved is just as important as it is for those who have passed away. In this regard we hold a number of ‘aftercare’ events throughout the year for those left behind.

These include our monthly tea, cake and company drop ins which provide an opportunity for anyone who has been bereaved to be among and talk to others who share the experience of loss.

Held in our beautiful glass pavilion they take place from 10.30am to 1.00pm on the last Sunday of every month.

Simply drop in - whether or not you have a loved one at Clandon Wood, you will always be warmly welcomed with kindness, consideration and company.