Christmas Wreaths 2021

Posted on 15 November 2021

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 donate 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 that will be in the main reception hall.

  • The Trellises to the side of the Ogden Chapel and the Christmas Trees and Tags, will be in place by 1st December, 2021.
  • The Trellises and Christmas Trees will be removed on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Teresa Kearney


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