Brittany: he creates vegetated graves to replace tombstones

Author: Clark Tos
2022-11-02 15:21:07

In Brittany, a nurseryman decided to launch his business by creating vegetated graves instead of tombstones. His creations bring a little joy and peace to cemeteries.

In the Côtes-d'Armor, in Brittany, Florian Arnaud is a nurseryman. Recently, he created his company called Arnaud Sépultures Végétalisés.

The idea: to create plant burials instead of tombstones in the cemeteries , to bring joy and life to these sometimes gloomy places.

Photo credit: Arnaud Vegetated Graves

“I am a nurseryman by training with a specialty as a climber and pruner. I use landscaping techniques, like for green roofs. I worked 9 months in Ireland maintaining a Celtic cemetery. In the 2000s, we were still going there with great spraying. I found the cemetery more beautiful before than after our visit » , explained Florian Arnaud.

He creates plant burials

To beautify the fallen down cemeteries, Florian creates vegetated burials. Instead of the tombstone, there is a real ecosystem with many plants, moss, rock, wood or even sand.

Photo credit: Arnaud Vegetated Graves

Thus, relatives of they are dead can choose the plants that the person loved to display on the grave. Thanks to this concept, the burial becomes a more peaceful place and the greenery brings more softness and serenity.

“It’s more soothing, more serene than a tombstone and it brings biological life back to cemeteries. Graves will appear less cold. I obviously lost loved ones and I don't know how to behave in front of a tombstone. I find the cemeteries today far too mineral. There are great burials, but it makes me feel uncomfortable” , said the nurseryman.

Photo credit: Arnaud Vegetated Graves

The plants used by Florian are adapted to the size of the burial as well as to the climate. The wood used is treated and the bottom is lined with geotextiles, which does not require much maintenance once the burial has been carried out. In addition to decorating the graves, the nurseryman also offers to maintain them. A great idea to bring more life and greenery to cemeteries.

Source : West France