Woodland Burials

What is a Woodland Burial?

People are more aware of environmental issues and are actively recycling. It’s likely we will see more people choosing woodland burials and environmentally friendly coffins.”

Our study has shown that woodland burial grounds are becoming more popular with those who are looking for an alternative to traditional cemeteries or graveyards. There are currently over 220 woodland burial grounds across the UK and these numbers continue to grow.

Woodland burial grounds are natural settings such as meadows or wooded areas which can offer more beautiful, tranquil resting places. They tend to involve the planting of a natural memorial, such as a tree and the placing of a simple wooden or bronze plaque instead of a traditional headstone. 

There is also a focus on preserving the natural beauty of the environment and encouraging native wildlife and flowers. At our woodland burial grounds we also offer a complete funeral service, working alongside families to organise personalised and unique woodland funerals.

Environmental considerations

As society becomes more aware of environmental issues we are likely to see an increase in the number of people wanting to arrange funerals which have a low impact on the environment. 

Requests for more environmentally friendly coffins manufactured from recycled or responsibly sourced materials are still very much in their infancy but are set to grow.