There are places in our beautiful gardens at Walton Lea Crematorium where we can scatter the ashes of your loved one. This can take place any time after cremation, and can be done even if the cremation didn’t take place at Walton Lea.

If you would like to arrange a strewing, please let us know.

We have two scattering areas, the seasonal meadows and the woodland walk. 

Seasonal meadows

Starting in 2021 a greener approach is now being applied to the meadow areas.  By stopping the use of herbicides we are hoping to increase the biodiversity of insect life which in turn will benefit the local bird population.  Instead of sowing annual seeds each year we are introducing more perennial wildflowers and various grass seeds to achieve a more desired ‘meadow look’ with a longer flowering period.  This new way of working will ensure that even in the winter months the ground will have grass cover, eliminating the barren look from previous years. As with any transitional period however it will take time for the wildflowers to establish.

Woodland walk

The woodland walk has a soft gravel pathway, with bluebells and wild flowers and a natural pond to one side. It’s a beautiful, natural, environmentally-friendly area and so we don’t maintain it regularly.

Costs

The costs for strewing can be found on the funeral costs page.

The costs for strewing in the Sweet Dreams Baby Garden are different, find out more about our beautiful baby gardens.

Memorials

After the strewing, you may wish to commemorate your loved one with a memorial, such as a plaque, vase, bench or an entry in the Book of Remembrance. Find out more about memorials at Walton Lea Crematorium.

Interment

Instead of strewing, you may prefer to inter the ashes in a plot in our Garden of Remembrance, or in one of our vaults. Find out more about interment at Walton Lea Crematorium.