Caring For God's Acre

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Caring for God’s Acre works nationally to support groups and individuals to investigate, care for, and enjoy burial grounds and graveyards. There are over 20,000 burial grounds in England and Wales, ranging from small rural medieval churchyards to large Victorian city cemeteries, spanning different cultures, religions and centuries. Appealing to many who are interested in local history and the natural world, burial grounds encapsulate the history of communities whilst offering refuge for our native wildlife.

Wednesday 10th February – 2.30pm

Blooming and Beautiful   
Since 1945 97% of flower rich grassland – once widespread in the countryside – has vanished. Many burial grounds act as havens for this and the associated animals that live amongst the grassland. Broadly speaking burial sites dating pre 1945 are likely to have a rich variety of plants and just need the right management to help it to flower in all its glory. Andrea Gilpin from CfGA hosts this webinar exploring how to manage grassland in burial grounds in a way that encourages wildflowers whilst being sensitive to visitors’ needs. There will be plenty of time for questions at the end.

If you wish to book, Caring for God's Acre


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