Today, i've been doing something completely different. I've been somewhere that is already beautiful, and where in the future, there will be Peace, Tranquillity, and a Self Sustaining Wildlife Environment.
My Flowers and I have been taking part in the Opening Day at Clandon Wood Natural Burial ground
I've done a large amount of research to make sure that all the flowers are not only beautiful and natural, but are meaningful and signify emotions and feelings that need to be expressed at a farewell.
The Sweet peas are for Mourning, the Rosemary is for Rememberance, and the Balm is for Sympathy.
The Day started with a ribbon cutting by the Mayor of Guildford and dedication of the wonderful glass building that looks out onto the landscape. There was information about Clandon Wood and Natural Burials in general, and then we followed the horse and cart in procession to the burial site.
I loved overhearing comments about the lovely posy the Lady Mayor was given (made by me) and I talked to some really interesting people including a Civil Celebant (someone who takes your funeral who isn't a minister) and a company that laser carve personal memorials in wood.
There's another open day tomorrow, so i'll be scooting between there, and the Horsley Garden Society Show (2-4pm West Horsley Village Hall) - Both are worth a visit.