MEMORIAL
GARDEN

at chesil house

01962 862333

Available 24 hours a day

OUR UNIQUE
MEMORIAL
GARDEN

Our beautiful private water garden at Chesil House is available for an interment of ashes, where Richard Steel & Partners have provided the funeral. The peaceful location in the heart of Winchester provides a stunning alternative to a cemetery or churchyard.

Memorial Garden

Each interment takes place individually using a temporary casket that allows the ashes to disperse into the ground. The plots are unmarked, to preserve the beauty of the walled garden, but each plot is noted in our records for future reference. Plots are suitable for two interments and can therefore be reopened again in due time.

Alternatively, we can assist with a scattering of ashes from the private bridge over our own tributary of the River Itchen, allowing a personal family time in a secluded tranquil setting. 

Our Memorial Garden is often called a ‘hidden gem in the heart of Winchester’.

Calligraphy

Open Monday to Friday, visits to the Memorial Garden are by appointment, please contact us to book a date and time. Fresh flowers may be brought into the garden and placed in the vases provided. No other personal items are allowed so that the garden remains as natural and unencumbered as possible for everyone to appreciate.

Should you wish to make a donation towards the seasonal plants and shrubs, please speak to someone at the Memorial Garden or your Funeral Director.

If you would like a lasting and unique dedication to a loved one, our Book of Remembrance and our Memorial Tree are available at Chesil House. Please ask for details of these beautiful options.

Featuring hand painted motifs with exquisite calligraphy and gilding, our Book of Remembrance is opened daily and can be viewed by appointment. Entries can be between 2 to 5 lines and you may choose the date on which this appears.

Memorial Leaf
Memorial Garden River

Each interment takes place individually using a temporary casket that allows the ashes to disperse into the ground. The plots are unmarked, to preserve the beauty of the walled garden, but each plot is noted in our records for future reference. Plots are suitable for two interments and can therefore be reopened again in due time.

Memorial Garden

Open Monday to Friday, visits to the Memorial Garden are by appointment, please contact us to book a date and time. Fresh flowers may be brought into the garden and placed in the vases provided. No other personal items are allowed so that the garden remains as natural and unencumbered as possible for everyone to appreciate.

Should you wish to make a donation towards the seasonal plants and shrubs, please speak to someone at the Memorial Garden or your Funeral Director.

Memorial Garden Bridge

Our Memorial Tree features individually engraved golden leaves and located in a private room to appreciate the tree, the garden outside and allows a peaceful opportunity to remember. A leaf may be dedicated for 1 to 5 years. You may book an appointment to add the leaf to the tree, if you wish.

OUR ANNUAL
MEMORIAL
SERVICE

Memorial Garden View

Our Annual Memorial Service is held every Summer at Chesil House, hosted by the Steel family for over 30 years, it provides the opportunity to remember, reflect and share memories. The retiring collection is always given to a local Hampshire charity and has raised in excess of £5,000 to date. Please enquire or look out for information on the date at Chesil House.

Arranging
a funeral

White rose

Our website is designed to offer guidance on the options available, explain the legal complexities involved and help you make the right decisions.

chesil house, an exquisite venue

Chesil House
Our historic 19th century premises have been extensively refurbished to create an exquisite venue for funerals and services for 10–100 people in an unhurried atmosphere.

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