We have planted a tree at a spot in memory of mum. The tree itself is Cherry – it will blossom beautifully and we think mum would approve! Here is a link to the location:
I imagine most will arrive via the Aylesbury – Princes Risborough route. You turn off the A4010 on to the A4009 (Lower Ickneld Way) towards Longwick. After about a mile there is a right hand turn signposted towards Meadle and ‘Farm shop’. The burial meadow is a couple of hundred yards beyond the farm shop and on the left. Mum loved the farm shop – they have several rare breeds on site and a lovely Cafe and shop – it’s simple and friendly and was one of the few places she could still visit as it isn’t crowded and the risk of infection was low. Should you visit the meadow and require a warm Cafe and drink after I recommend it.
As you head in the gate, Aoiffe’s cherry tree is along the drive to the right. There is also a bench just to the left of the gate. As you can see there’s plenty of space to sit by the tree, although I would take a picnic blanket or camping chair! If you wish to leave flowers feel free as long as they are real and will naturally break down. Naomi, James and I will scatter mum’s ashes at the foot of the tree at a later date. First we have a son/nephew to welcome into the world…due early May!
IMPORTANT – the car park is behind a locked gate and the company would prefer that the code remain a closely guarded secret (they have valuable rare breeds grazing on the meadow). They have said that you are welcome to park on the road and use the side gate.