Where do people choose to bury ashes?

A number of popular choices

Burying or interring the ashes of a loved one within the grounds of a local crematorium, cemetery, or even in the back garden is a popular choice for many people.

The majority of crematoria in the UK offer families the choice to bury, inter or scatter ashes within their grounds. Usually situated within gardens of remembrance, a range of memorials are available which can be dedicated to a loved one - these include plaques, rose bushes, ashes vaults, benches and columbariums.

People are also increasingly choosing to bury or scatter ashes within woodland burial grounds within the UK. Usually located amongst acres of natural countryside, mature woodland and wildflowers, woodland burial grounds provide a beautiful setting to bury ashes and plant a tree as an everlasting memorial.

Popular choices include:

    • Within the family plot at the cemetery
    • In the churchyard
    • Within the grounds of the local crematorium
    • Memorial gardens or gardens of remembrance
    • Woodland burial grounds
    • In their garden

If you'd like to speak to someone about burying your loved one's ashes, your local funeral home would be happy to help you.


For further information contact

Sarah Pyatt

Press Officer

Alexandra Wilson

Press and Media Relations Manager