In the heart of Bristol, the historic Arnos Vale Cemetery stands as a testament to time, memories, and nature’s embrace. Over the years, its serene pathways, lined with verdant hedging, have been a refuge for both the living and the resting. But today, we face an unexpected challenge: the relentless onslaught of the box caterpillar. This invasive pest has ravaged our beloved hedges, stripping away their lushness and leaving behind a stark reminder of nature’s unpredictable course.

Arnos Vale Cemetery is not just a resting place for those who have passed on; it is a sanctuary for wildlife, a green lung for the city, and a place of solace for visitors from all walks of life. The hedges are more than mere boundaries; they provide habitat, preserve privacy, and maintain the beauty and character of this cherished landscape.

Our goal is to raise funds to replace and rehabilitate the damaged hedging, ensuring that Arnos Vale Cemetery remains a beautiful and tranquil place for generations to come. Your support will not only help restore the physical beauty of the cemetery but also honor the memories of those buried here, and serve as a beacon of hope in the face of adversity.

The Gardens before the box caterpillar