Borough Council of Wellingborough

Nene Valley Crematorium celebrates the official opening of a new memorial garden

Published Friday, 20 September 2019

A memorial garden at Nene Valley Crematorium, Wellingborough, was officially opened by the Mayor of Wellingborough, Cllr Jo Beirne, at a dedicated event on Thursday 19 September.

Wellingborough Council and Nene Valley Crematorium are dedicated to providing a welcoming and peaceful facility for visitors and are delighted to officially open the Wendelburie Garden.

The Wendelburie memorial garden is home to a niche wall that contains above ground vaults where family and friends can securely place ashes and sentimental items. The garden has been created to support the vision to provide individual themed gardens within the Crematorium’s Garden of Remembrance.

This second garden was created to complement its first – the Anniversary Garden and the event commemorated both gardens and the comforting place they provide for visitors. 

The Mayor of Wellingborough, Cllr Jo Beirne, said: “The memorial gardens will provide visitors with a peaceful space to spend time and reflect in what can often be a difficult and challenging time and I am honoured to officially unveil this beautiful space.”
 
Crematorium manager Tracy Lawrence said: “We are delighted to be working with the council to provide a memorial wall and remembrance garden for our visitors, and we’re honoured that the Mayor of Wellingborough, Cllr Jo Beirne, officially opened this new facility. 

“It is widely recognised how important it is to provide bereaved people with a focal place to visit and reflect, with a facility for the leaving of flowers also being significantly important. The vision for the Garden of Remembrance is to provide memorial gardens to visit for quite reflection and for those wishing to commemorate loved ones in a place of peace and tranquillity.
 
For more information about selecting a final resting place for a loved one’s ashes and/or how to commemorate through memorisation please contact a team member on 01933 229660 or email enquiries@nenevalleycrematorium.co.uk