Foster Hill Road Cemetery Event Details

The Friends of Foster Hill Road Cemetery host a number of themed talks during the year, which are open to the public and always prove very popular.  The Cemetery records are available at the Chapel during the Heritage Weekend in September and an annual carol concert is held near Christmas.  Other events are held to mark special occasions.

Members of the Friends lead several guided walks during the summer months. Each walk is themed and covers topics such as the Cemetery’s spectacular graves, its history, its wildlife, tales of those buried there and more.  Walks are also included during the Heritage weekend.  The walks last approximately 1.5 hours and the pace is gentle.  However, the cemetery grounds are uneven so a pair of stout walking shoes is recommended.

We are also happy to arrange bespoke walks for interested groups, please contact us for details.

The times and dates of our events vary, so please see our events calendar for more details.

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Join Michael Brown as he takes us through the myths and legends that surround poisonous plants.  Over the centuries poisonous plants have been used to remove an unwanted partner or rival, as aphrodisiacs, for pest control and the means to foretell the future or speak with the god.

Learn about the mysterious mandrake and how a pot of Basil helped to conceal a savage murder, until…
Be warned, many of these plants may well be growing in your garden.

Michael is a qualified gardener, has been a full-time college lecturer in Horticulture and has now transformed into the ‘Historic Gardener’.  His research into  medieval gardens and the uses of the plants, proved very useful when he created the medieval gardens at the Prebendal Manor at Nassington, Northamptonshire.

Michael’s book ‘Death in the Garden’ was published in March 2018


Refreshments available for a small charge




10th February 2019


2:30 pm - 5:00 pm




The Chapel
Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom


Foster Hill Road Cemetery
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