choose a grave plot in advance?
– Yes. You are welcome to meet with us at the burial
ground and choose your plot. Once paid
(at today’s price) there will be no other costs for the plot. The only
additional charge will be an interment fee at the time of need.
services are available? – We can arrange full burials in either a
woodland or meadow area, burials of cremated remains and scattering of cremated
the coffin requirements? – We
strongly encourage the use of an environmentally friendly coffin such as Cardboard,
Bamboo or Willow. We also allow shroud
embalming allowed? – We strongly discourage embalming. However, we appreciate that for various
reasons embalming may be required.
Therefore, we do not totally ban this practice.
clothing is allowed on the deceased?
– We request only natural fibres.
Shoes and boots are not recommended.
couple be buried in the same grave?
– For environmental reasons all
graves are dug at single depth. However,
adjoining graves, where available, can be purchased to ensure a family remains
together. To this end we recommend that
both plots are purchased at the same time.
Family areas with multiple plots can also be purchased.
memorials can I have? – As a natural burial ground, we wish to ensure
the natural beauty of our environment.
We do offer small slate plaques to mark graves. However, all other memorials are to encourage
nature. Trees and a variety of nature
boxes are available. The sale of these
items helps support the maintenance and care of our burial grounds and help
develop the area for the future. You
cannot provide your own memorials or personalise graves.
have a memorial if we Scatter Cremated Remains? – Yes. Cremated Remains are scattered in specific
areas as we would not scatter directly on to graves. You can have a plaque or tree within our
memorial area and a range of nature boxes are also available.
have flowers on the funeral? – Yes.
We recommend simple arrangements without florist ribbon, plastic bowls,
cellophane or oasis. Please consider the
environment when you are ordering flowers or floral tributes.
happen to the burial ground in the future?
– All of our burial grounds will
be returned to nature.
grave be re-used? – No graves will be re-used.
you know where someone is buried?
– We hold a site plan for each
site, complete a burial register and have both online and paper records. Furthermore, for each burial we mark the
grave with a proprietary location system which ensures the grave can be located
in the future.
have a service at the burial ground?
– Yes, and our burial grounds are open to all religions and those with
no religion. We can also arrange a
shelter and basic seating if required.
However, we have no other facilities on site.
we arrange funerals? – Any service can be arranged with as little as
48 hours notice. We can conduct services
at any time, 7 days a week.
visiting? – You are welcome to visit whenever you
wish. We will provide clients with the
combination code of the gate or bollards so that they can access the burial
ground when the gates are locked. You
are welcome to visit with your dog if it is well behaved and on a lead. Please take all litter and dog foul away with
you. We do not have litter bins at our
plant flowers on the grave? – Wild
flowers, native to the area can be planted on the grave. However, the grave cannot be manicured or
personalised and we wish to ensure the burial ground remains as natural as
possible for the benefit of the environment and all who attend and visit.
Can we release balloons at the graveside?
– Unfortunately not. There is evidence that balloons have harmed birds and
aquatic life as well as resulting in environmentally unfriendly litter.
have a memorial for someone who is buried elsewhere? – Yes, within our
memorial area where trees and plaques can be sited. Key to our ethos is providing beautiful
places for remembrance.
you dig graves? – All graves are dug
by hand to ensure minimum impact upon the environment. If any mechanical aid is required, this will
be used for the shortest possible time.
long do we have for the service? – We only conduct one burial a day at each
burial ground. Therefore, you have as
much time to say goodbye as you wish.
the burial ground only for certain religions or for those living in the area? –
No. All of our burial grounds are open
to those of all faiths and no faith.
Likewise, you can be buried in our burial grounds irrespective of your
home address. Furthermore, our charges
are the same for all.
natural burial more expensive than traditional burials? –
No. In fact, natural burial is in
the main much cheaper than traditional cemeteries and many crematoria. It is our aim to support the community and
help alleviate funeral poverty, therefore it is a stated aim to keep pricing