All Saints' Church is surrounded by a tranquil churchyard that was closed to new burials in 1871.

The Cemetery Garden

The peaceful Cemetery Garden, which opened in 1861, is located across the road from the church.

A small group of volunteers meet each Monday evening between 6.00 and 7.30pm to work on the Cemetery Garden.  Over the past few months they have diligently removed ivy from the grave stones and outer wall, dead-headed plants, cleared away debris and generally tidied the whole area. Some replanting has been carried out and this is an ongoing process throughout the autumn.

Click here to view a short video about the garden and the volunteers who assist Roger Brook to manage and maintain it.

If you have an hour to spare on a Monday evening, you would be made very welcome by the group.

Roger Brook, who for many years lived in Bolton Percy, still regularly tends the Cemetery Garden and is delighted to have the help of the volunteers. He is impressed with the amount of work they have achieved and is full of praise for their efforts.

You can read more about Roger and his unique way of gardening on his blog - The No Dig Gardener.

To read more about our churchyard and its beautiful plants you may want to read Roger's blog post about it - Bolton Percy Churchyard.