- Adopt a grave
- Care for War Graves
- Join a monthly work party
- Help with event organisation and delivery
- Undertake genealogy research
- Work with schools
- Survey our wildlife or manage our habitat
- Bring in the arts
- Organise fitness sessions
- Fundraise for the project
- Spread the word
- Create or guide public tours
The Cemetery is gaining a reputation as an interesting and accessible venue for events in Berkhamsted. Our events are diverse: intimate tour and tea with the Countess of Bridgewater (our Victorian benefactress); family-friendly, hands-on Bonkers about Bees afternoon with five different wild and honey bee experts; the BerkoFest Book Festival with readings and book-signings; dramatic retellings of historical lives; Heritage Open Days, embracing every aspect of the Cemetery, with visitor numbers touching 650.
The feedback from visitors at our events shows that we are making a positive contribution, enriching their awareness of Berkhamsted’s history and heritage:
“This whole experience has been truly enlightening – my perceptions of a cemetery as a dead space has changed – Death to Life’
We are hugely appreciative of any financial contribution or support in kind given by local organisations and happy to acknowledge that support in all our communications. As a voluntary group we cannot continue indefinitely to deliver quality events without such support or sponsorship.
We would be delighted to talk to you about our upcoming programme of events and how we could both benefit from a mutual collaboration.
Please get in touch.