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This guide explains what happens at a woodland burial:


 

What is a woodland burial?

A woodland burial, also referred to as a green funeral or natural burial, is an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional burials and cremation. They tend to involve the planting of a natural memorial, such as a tree, and take place at woodland burial grounds.

 

Woodland burial ground

Woodland or natural burial grounds are often natural settings such as wooded areas, forests or meadows, offering a more beautiful and peaceful resting place for your loved one.

Generally, woodland burials & green funerals do not permit headstones or memorials; instead a tree or flowers can be planted to mark the grave. Our caring and professional Funeral Directors will be able to help find a woodland burial ground near you.

 

Eco coffins 

Green funerals and woodland burials often use eco coffins, which are designed to be biodegradable and environmentally friendly. They give you the option of returning loved ones to nature in a dignified yet simplistic manner.

Eco coffins are usually made from materials such as:

    • Cardboard
    • Wicker
    • Bamboo
    • Pine
    • Willow
    • Banana leaf

 

How much does a woodland burial cost? 

Burial plots at natural or woodland burial grounds can vary significantly, depending on the site you choose and where you live in the UK. It can cost as little as a few hundred pounds and fluctuate to several thousand.

You may also have to pay an additional interment fee, though these do vary between natural burial grounds. Please remember that the overall cost of a green funeral will depend on what other arrangements you choose to make, such as funeral transport and floral tributes.

Our funeral professionals will be on hand to talk you through all the costs involved when arranging a woodland burial for a loved one.


If you would like to opt for a woodland burial or green funeral for your loved one, please contact our caring and professional Funeral Directors for more information and to make any necessary arrangements.

 

Read our burial guide if you would like to find out more about a traditional burial service. 

 

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