Woodland burials & cemeteries

For a service that treads lightly on the earth

Surrounded by natural beauty, woodland burial sites are a memorable and sustainable alternative to traditional burials and cremations. With a choice of a burial plot or the scattering of ashes in a forest, meadow or orchard, we find that people often take comfort in the idea of returning their loved one to the Earth.

A woodland burial aims not only to minimise our impact on the environment, but preserve and even assist the natural world. While embalming is not permitted – the chemicals can be harmful to plants and wildlife – biodegradable coffins and natural memorials, such as plants or trees, are welcome.

Our closest Woodland burial grounds

 

Eden Valley, Kent

Eden Valley, Kent

from £1170

Eden Valley Woodland Burial Ground is a beautiful 20-acre ‘green burial cemetery’ located in Kent and run by the Natural Death Centre Charity.

Burials take place adjacent to the ancient, bluebell woodland, amongst younger but well-established oak trees. Memorial trees planted will enhance this new woodland further and over the years, extending it over the whole site.

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Riverview, Lower Halstow, Kent

Riverview, Lower Halstow, Kent

from £1310

This new, elevated site has far reaching views, north, over the Swale estuary and beyond the Thames. It is nestled between Newington and Lower Halstow, with it’s small quay where barges are moored in this sleepy village which used to have a thriving brick industry servicing much of the London and Medway area.

Riverview has three “rooms” within our natural burial ground for you to choose from.

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Clandon Wood, Surrey

Clandon Wood, Surrey

from £2440

Thirty-one acres of traditional wildflower meadowland, lakes, wetland and young woodland making up the award winning naturally managed burial ground near Guildford.

Clandon Wood was designed as a nature reserve as well as a burial ground with the intention of creating a lasting and ecologically sustainable legacy for future generations.

The elegant contemporary glass pavilion provides an ideal space for the ceremony, and even the wake.

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