Christmas Wreaths 2020

Posted on 27 November 2020

After Christmas we throw away £000’s worth of wreaths which go straight to landfill, and as a result we would request that visitors to the crematorium consider purchasing biodegradable wreaths. The use of biodegradable tributes both reduces the cost of disposal and the impact on the environment.  Some of the trellises will be marked especially for biodegradable wreaths.

We would also ask visitors to reconsider purchasing wreaths, and instead make a donation to the Crematorium Memorial Fund which is used solely to improve the Memorial Gardens for everyone to enjoy.  If you wish to support our initiative and reduce the impact on the environment, you can write on a memorial tag provided and place it on one of the Christmas trees.

  • The Trellises to the side of the Ogden Chapel and the Christmas Trees and Tags, which due to COVID will be located under the cloisters in front of the main building, will be in place by 1st December, 2020. Due to COVID the reception hall will not be open and we ask that you bring your own writing implement if you wish to write on a tag.
  • The Trellises and Christmas Trees will be removed on Monday 4th January 2021.

Teresa Kearney


If you have any questions about the memorial gardens please contact The Head Gardener, Peter Russell, via the crematorium administration office – 020 8894 9001