The latest from Arnos Vale

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July 12, 2022

Fantastic flowers and the importance of plant life

April 25, 2022

Ash Die Back work during Bird Nesting Season

Ash die back during work nesting season is carefully managing to protect birds, graves, and people.
April 4, 2022

We’re hiring!

We’re currently on the look out for a Landscape Volunteering Officer, an Estate Supervisor and a Weddings and Events Manager. Our Values are Community, Conservation, Compassion, […]
January 18, 2022

Arnos Vale’s Big Garden Birdwatch

It might be chilly outside but as many of the trees are bare and the hopefully your feeders are full. Right now its a great time to join in with the RSPB's Great British Bird Watch. If you live locally to the cemetery then many of the birds visiting your garden, will also visiting the cemetery. This fantastic montage by photographer Ian Coombes was sent to us as a useful guide to our birds and we'd love to encourage you to try and spot them in your garden, or the cemetery.
December 21, 2021

Safe and sound

The Cemetery is now more accessible because of repairs to the paths.
October 14, 2021

The paper bag king – Elisha Smith Robinson

Elisha Smith Robinson the paper bag king. An Entrepreneur, Politician & Philanthropist. Early years Elisha Smith Robinson was born on 12th March 1817 in Overbury, on […]
August 8, 2021

Secrets and symbols – the grave language of the Victorian cemetery

A walk around Arnos Vale Cemetery will give you lots of lovely epitaphs and sentiments to read.  However there is a whole other language on these […]
July 28, 2021

Picturesque Perfect – the lovely landscape of Arnos Vale Cemetery

Arnos Vale: An Arcadian Landscape? This week we have a guest blog by Dr Lindsay Udall.  Dr Udall explains why the Bristol General Cemetery Company chose […]
April 4, 2021

Happy Birthday Mary Carpenter, amazing social reformer

An ‘oosful’ girl Todays blog says Happy Birthday to Mary Carpenter; amazing social reformer, abolitionist, educator, suffragist (and secret feminist). Mary was born in Exeter 3rd […]
February 27, 2021

We’re celebrating women with Margaret May Soaps!

During lockdown, while the shop is closed we are selling fabulous gift sets from MargaretMaySoaps from the Gift Shop using an “email and collect” service. These […]
February 7, 2021

Chalara ash dieback FAQ’s

If you have recently visited Arnos Vale you will have noticed some changes in the landscape. This is due to Chalara ash dieback, a fungal disease […]
January 26, 2021

Using art to transition and transform grief and loss

This week, Jo our artist-in-residence explores transforming grief and loss through art. Why I made a decision to become an artist who doesn’t sell work (and […]
January 25, 2021

Seasoned logs for sale

Our air seasoned logs will next be available to buy in the Autumn 2022. The logs are from ash and sycamore trees that have been self […]
December 9, 2020

Meet the Artist in residence exploring our ash trees

The art of Ash trees Our artist in residence, Jo, has been spending time observing the changes happening in the landscape as we begin to chop […]
November 26, 2020

A message from our CEO

Well, WHAT a year! Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust has always been a charity willing to fight for the things that matter. This year we have fought […]
November 25, 2020

Fungi: who’s really in control?

Gold is the colour of Autumn. Watery sunlight filtered through honey. A return of shimmering birdsong in brave defiance of the cold. Ephemeral leaves nearing the […]
November 20, 2020

Singing at Arnos Vale by Elle Ashwell

We asked Elle Ashwell, a singing coach, to describe what Arnos Vale meant to her: “I remember standing in the Anglican Chapel on one sunny December […]
November 9, 2020

Remembrance and renewal at the Great War Memorial

350 servicemen remembered at the Memorial Approximately 900 WW1 casualties are buried in Bristol cemeteries and graveyards.  There are over 350 at Arnos Vale cemetery and […]
September 22, 2020

The Raja: reformer, radical and religious

When you visit the cemetery, one of the most prominent tombs is the ornate Grade II* memorial of Raja Ram Mohan Roy. But who was he […]
September 17, 2020

Weddings during COVID-19

Getting married over the last few months has been a challenge. When lockdown began on 23 March, weddings were banned affecting 73,600 ceremonies across the UK. […]