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Surrounded by vineyards, the Wither Hills as its backdrop, Fairhall Cemetery sits amidst expansive lawns and established plantings; a restful setting. Pukaka rock has been used to great effect, both at the entrance gates and for stone walls within the grounds.
As Marlborough’s principal cemetery, Fairhall provides for traditional burials and memorial ashes as well as providing a special place for those who wish to commemorate still-born babies.
Plans are currently being made to create a natural burial ground within the cemetery, with a dry stone wall and seating, continuing the use of natural timber and rock materials. The site being considered for natural burials will be separate from the traditional burial areas and surrounded by native vegetation to create a park-like setting. It’s hoped the new option will be available by the end of next year.
A Memorial Wall, for plaques, is also being planned for those who have scattered ashes elsewhere but wish to create a place of remembrance. Still in the planning stages, this wall will be designed in keeping with the natural stonework already in place.
Enquiries: Reserves and Amenities Officer Nic Crous, Ph: 03 520 7400