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The Tree Cathedral

A special place for the interment or scattering of ashes

There is a unique cathedral in Milton Keynes, not made of bricks and mortar but of bark and leaves. Located in the midst of stunning parkland this tranquil space is now available for those seeking a simple, natural and beautiful location for a loved one’s final resting place.

A peaceful haven, home to a variety of wildlife, The Tree Cathedral at Newlands provides a serene sanctuary and an entirely natural setting for the interment or scattering of ashes. 

There are three distinct areas – the majestic Cathedral itself, the peaceful Cathedral Meadow or the quiet Woodland Walk. Blending seamlessly with the natural environment, only spring bulbs and meadow flowers will indicate the burial places.

Memorial Opportunities

There are a number of ways you can make a lasting tribute to your loved one which include; commemorative benches, the donation of bulbs or tree planting. Please contact us to discuss options and prices.

Because we want to preserve and not detract from the very special nature of The Tree Cathedral we regret that we cannot allow gravestones, markers or other personal mementos on the site. If the memorial opportunities at the Cathedral of Trees are not appropriate for you and you feel you would prefer a permanent memorial you may wish to consider other options in Milton Keynes.

Aeriel view of the Tree Cathedral

Please note that we currently do not have any spaces for memorial benches at Willen North Lake, Willen South Lake, Stony Stratford and Newlands. 


From 1 April 2016

Interment of ashes in casket (Tree Cathedral) £750
Interment of ashes in casket (Meadow) £300
Ashes scattering £125


Interments are available at weekends or public holidays at the discretion of the operator, at an additional charge.

More information/how to book

If you would like to find out more please call The Parks Trust on 01908 233600 to arrange an appointment or email info@theparkstrust.com.    

The interment and scattering of ashes at the Tree Cathedral is being operated through Milton Keynes Crematorium and you can contact them directly on 01908 568112 or email crownhill@milton-keynes.gov.uk.

Alternatively you can make all of the arrangements through your funeral director.