Poppy Fields Cemetery - unveiling a tranquil haven

Cemetery approach

Poppy Fields Cemetery, the newest addition to Hemel Hempstead’s landscape, opened its gates on 31 July 2023. Covering an expanse of seven acres, this cemetery offers a serene and thoughtfully designed space for families to commemorate their loved ones.

Drawing inspiration from the Victorian era, the internal layout features kidney-shaped areas bordered by roadways, providing a peaceful and timeless ambiance for visitors to find solace.

Additionally, Poppy Fields Cemetery has been carefully landscaped to create a natural habitat that supports birds, mammals and insects, fostering biodiversity within its grounds. 

To cater for families facing the most challenging times, a specific area has been dedicated for children's burial, ensuring a compassionate and sensitive resting place for young lives. 

Cllr Robin Bromham, our Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Operations, said: “Poppy Fields Cemetery is a beautiful and peaceful place that will provide a lasting tribute to loved ones. The cemetery’s natural setting and plan for environmental sustainability are a statement of the importance the Council attaches to providing a tranquil space for remembrance, reflection, and connection with nature.”

Poppy Fields Cemetery, which is owned and operated by ourselves is located at Bedmond Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 8LL. It is next to Bunkers Park.

For more information, please visit our Cemeteries page.