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History

The Natural Burial Company is one of the oldest environmentally friendly funeral service providers in the United Kingdom.  Initially formed in 1995 as The Leicestershire Renewable Energy Partnership Limited, The Natural Burial Company opened its first natural burial ground at Prestwold, near Loughborough, in 1998.  This was the brainchild of Simon Packe-Drury-Lowe of Prestwold Hall who was a great believer in caring for the environment and ensuring appropriate planning for personalised funeral services.  Simon was joined by Paul Ginns, formerly of Ginns and Gutteridge Funeral Directors, who also shared a passion for the environment.  Paul was also a pioneer of cardboard and environmentally friendly coffins.

In 2002 a further burial ground was opened at Scraptoft, just outside of Leicester.  This burial ground ensures a beautiful, peaceful place to remember, so close to the hustle and bustle of the City.

Bill Ginns joined the company, utilising his many years of experience and knowledge of funeral service to further enhance the team and develop the burial grounds and services offered.

Wrottesley Park
Opening of Wrottesley Park Natural Burial Ground – Gavin Williamson MP, Lord Clifton Wrottesley and Bill Ginns.

In 2015 a third burial ground was opened at Wrottesley Park, close to Wolverhampton.  This further site has ensured the people of the West Midlands have an oasis of tranquillity and calm to remember loved ones.

The Natural Burial Company continues to develop under the passionate management of a committed team with services added and events organised to support the bereaved.  In fact, The natural Burial Company received the prestigious award of Best Bereavement Awareness Event of the Year in 2019 for The Prestwold Hall Bereavement Awareness Day.

All three burial grounds continue to provide places to rest, at one with nature, for all.   And the team are actively searching for additional natural burial grounds to further enhance service to the bereaved and care for the environment.

Latest News

Making a Difference

It is clear that we are all currently having to face two key challenges, the environment is top of the list as we look to protect our fragile climate for

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A Genuine Personal Goodbye

It is pleasing that so many people are now looking to arrange personal goodbye’s for loved ones. However, this can often be within traditional conventions and time constraints from service

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Christmas and New Year Remembrance

Our natural burial grounds will be open to visitors over the Christmas and New Year periods for those who wish to pay their respects. We will also be available for

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The Great Big Green Week – Making Funerals Greener

We are all becoming more environmentally conscious. Greater awareness and understanding of the importance of helping to care for our planet is resulting in people making more environmentally friendly choices. 

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