Natural, Green and Woodland Burials
A woodland burial ground provides a natural alternative to a traditional cemetery or churchyard.
The Natural or ‘Green’ burial occurs in a burial ground managed on ecologically sound lines to minimise environmental damage. The use of biodegradable, non-rainforest coffins or simple shrouds ensure the existing environment is protected.
Instead of a traditional headstone, graves are marked by wooden plaques. There is a focus on preserving the natural beauty of the woodland environment and encouraging native wildlife and flowers. Generally gravestones or permanent graveside memorials are not permitted.
There are a select few places around our coastline where burial at sea is allowed. Authority must be sought from government agencies.