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A person giving a cheerful eulogy at a Celebration of Life in the hilarium at Matara
the word celebrations in calligraphy

Celebrations of Life

We host celebrations of life with the space for you to create and express

the passing of a loved one in your own unique way. 

Matara is set within 28 acres of outstanding natural beauty, with dedicated strolling gardens, providing a natural setting for a meaningful alternative to a traditional funeral. A place to visit to remember a loved one and reconnect with the natural world.

A woman tying a ribbon on a tree in memory of a loved one
the word offerings in calligraphy


A celebration of life is the deep need for family and friends to participate in honouring the passing of a loved one, and to tell their story of a meaningful life.

We offer you to dedicate a tree within our community parkland in memory, an act of comfort, grace and remembrance. This can be part of a service OR you may arrange to privately dedicate a tree in our Memorial Garden.

Memorial sculpture in the woodlands at Matara
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the word funderal in calligraphy

Funeral Services,
Celebrants, & Resources

How do you choose who will help guide your day during this incredibly hard time?


We have created a list of funeral services and Celebrants who we have worked with and really believe all of them will help you create a most memorable Celebration of Life. Also, learn about the Grief Project which is dedicated to understanding grief as a creative and active process. 

a Chinese clay sculpture nestled in bushes
a celebration of life in the Hilarium at Matara

Tree Dedications






Photograph of the parklands at Matara

About Us

Matara is dedicated to people and place.

We are honoured to be a part of schemes and projects on site, locally, an globally 

The front of the Regency

Stay Awhile

Kingscote Park House, on the property, is the perfect place for both sides of the family to stay before & after the wedding.

Tranquil setting by the water


Matara is set on 28 acres. With water features, labyrinths & mazes to be discovered, the land is a marvel.

We were so fortunate to be able to turn to Matara at such a difficult and tragic time.

Following the loss of our Son Rory, Matara became our Spiritual Home.

It is a place we could be surrounded by beauty, nature and love, which greatly helped with the healing of our loss.


We found Matara gave us the space and environment to come together in our own way to celebrate his life.

Embracing everyone who knew him and enabling them to connect with themselves, their soul, and share their fond memories and experience of Rory."

Karen Evans

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