Matt Phelps

Ecology groundsman

“My first experience of Clandon Wood was attending a funeral in 2016 having previously heard many positive things about the place from a fellow butterfly enthusiast. As a very keen amateur naturalist I was drawn to the ethos of funerals in a nature reserve setting – in a sense new life coming from death. Having worked in countryside management and horticulture for many years I jumped at the chance to join the team nurturing this very special place.”

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.