Natural Burial Grounds East & East Midlands

Natural Burial Grounds East & East Midlands

Funeral Plan Quotes

Funeral Plan Quotes

East

Crouch Valley Meadow Natural Burial Site, Althorne, Essex.                                    

Crouch Valley Meadow provides a final resting place in a wonderful landscape overlooking the River Crouch. Each burial contributes towards creating a living woodland of native trees. The Meadow provides both for the bereaved, and for those who wish to plan for the future during their own lifetime. A family owned and run company; it extends a proper, dignified and respectful burial service to all individuals, whatever their religious or secular beliefs. Families and friends can select and purchase a specific plot at the time of need or alternatively, purchasers can secure the resting place of their choice during their own lifetime, relieving their family of the burden and cost of making arrangements later.

Crouch Valley Meadow is a living natural landscape, an area of native trees, shrubs and flowers that supports the wildlife. No grave will ever be re-used or disturbed ensuring those who lie here will rest in peace forever. Graves are discreetly marked to identify their position and cremated remains can be either interred in a grave or scattered on the site. Wooden plaques and memorial trees are permitted on the graves. A register records each burial with full details and precise location.             The funeral of a loved one is inevitably a time of sadness and grief, but it may also be seen as a celebration of a life. As such it is a very personal event; families are free to arrange the ceremony that is best suited to their own requirements. We are able to offer all the help and advice required and where undertakers are selected by families, we will work closely with them to assist with laying loved ones to rest.      We know that those who have chosen Crouch Valley Meadow have found the experience enriching and positive, a place for remembrance and contemplation.”

Herongate Wood Natural Burial, near Brentwood, Essex.                                                    

“Herongate Wood is a green cemetery of 25 acres of rolling Essex wild-flower meadow, adjacent to ancient bluebell woods near Brentwood. We plant young trees to extend the wood. To preserve the views, Granite grave plaques lie flat on the ground. No grave will ever be re-used or disturbed.   Our private Service Chapel will seat 60, with plenty of standing space and car parking. Pondside Services are available. You may pre-book single and adjacent plots. Funeral Plans available.

We are also Funeral Directors and offer the fullest range of ‘green’ and traditional services i.e. full burial, cremation and burial of ashes. You may call in at the administration office (called the ‘welcome centre’) with or without an appointment for help or information.”

The Arbory Trust Woodland Burial Ground, Ely, Cambridgeshire.                  

“The Arbory Trust (a Church of England registered charity) has no geographical or theological boundaries governing those who may be buried at the Trust – people from all races and religions, near or far, are all welcome. The Trust’s first woodland burial ground is situated at Barton, near Cambridge. Covering almost 40 acres (19 acres currently in use), it is planted with trees indigenous to the area. Burials take place in biodegradable coffins or caskets, in glades surrounded by trees. Trees are not planted with each burial, and no permanent markers are placed. Ultimately graves become part of the meadow area of the glades.      The land at Barton is consecrated, giving as great a guarantee of perpetuity as it is possible to offer.”

East Midlands Natural Burial Grounds.

Brightwater Green Burial Ground, Lincolnshire.                                               

A peaceful wildflower and woodland, beside a spring fed stream offers a final resting place.  The burial meadow is located adjacent to an existing area of old meadow and trees, which already has a rich biodiversity near the village of Owmby 10 miles north of Lincoln. The surrounding land has been farmed by the same family for over 100 years.   The concept is to create a haven of peace, beauty and tranquility, where the woodland and meadow will be a lasting feature in the landscape. The site will be planted with glades of native trees in open meadow which will become a rich habitat for birds and other wildlife and enhance the surrounding countryside.”

Golden Valley Woodland Burial Ground, Alfreton, Derbyshire.                                

Set in a tranquil corner of the wooded Golden Valley Country Park, near Ripley, in Derbyshire, this Woodland Burial Ground is truly special, being the only one in the country that has a preserved steam railway line running alongside.    The Woodland Burial Ground is just under one acre in size and is accessed by a footpath that goes into the Country Park from behind the Newlands Inn at Riddings, near Ripley.”

Kelsey Woodlands, North Kelsey, Lincolnshire.

“Our burial ground is part of an 16 acre woodland and wild life reserve begun only 5 years ago which now hosts a large variety of birds, amphibians, trees and flowers. Family and friends are welcome to enjoy the walks in Clayton’s Wood before or after a burial, giving you time to appreciate the peace and beauty of this resting place, and to envisage how the burial ground will grow into a woodland. The burial ground has not been cultivated since the 13th century, and the original high rig and furrow is still visible today.”

Longholt Wood, Nocton, Lincolnshire.                                                                      

Longholt wood natural burial ground nestles within woodland in a tranquil and beautiful corner of rural Lincolnshire, on the edge of the historic village of Nocton.   At almost five acres, the wood is separated into two equally sized halves. An ancient woodland component, which will have no burials within it, and will be managed as a wildlife habitat, and a second half of open pasture. The pasture was planted with some 5,500 trees in March 2010 and it this area where natural burials will take place. This young woodland will gradually grow up to comprise a mixed native woodland, which will merge with the existing established woodland component.                       Longholt wood is a traditional working woodland. As well as producing traditional woodland products such as timber and firewood, the wood will be used as a base to provide woodland skills training and education. The wood may be visited at any time, and enjoys full public access. There is no office or permanent presence on site, but if you would like to ensure that a member of staff is on hand in order to answer questions when you visit, please contact us using the contact details provided on the contact page, and we will be happy to meet you in the wood.”

Respect Green Burial Park, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.                                    

Respect Woodland Eco/Green Burial Park is a place where burial of a loved one takes place in a bio-degradable coffins / shrouds or even a favorite blanket. Grave spaces can be marked by the planting of a tree or maybe a bird box, hedgehog hide etc. The aim of the park is to meet the growing demand for Woodland Eco/Green Burials offering choice to the community of environmentally friendly burials in meadows with native wildflowers to encourage butterflies, wildlife and birds. It is a multi-denominational burial facility with a separate section for the environmental burial of pets and a joint section for those like-minded people wishing to be buried along with their pets.

With the growing demand for more affordable burials, in one recent poll it concluded that two thirds of us would seek a green resting place if one existed locally and they do now in Linconshire, North Nottinghamshire & South Yorkshire at Respect Green Burial Parks.       The on-going coppicing will produce income for the insurance & maintenance of the park so prolonging the eternal sustainability ensuring the-cycle-of-life will continue as the commercial woodland crop is naturally thinned re planted giving sustainability and natural growth.”

Respect Natural Woodland Green Burial Park, Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire Border.

“Respect Woodland Eco/Green Burial Park is a place where burial of a loved one takes place in a bio-degradable coffins / shrouds or even a favorite blanket. Grave spaces can be marked by the planting of a tree or maybe a bird box, hedgehog hide etc. The aim of the park is to meet the growing demand for Woodland Eco/Green Burials offering choice to the community of environmentally friendly burials in meadows with native wildflowers to encourage butterflies, wildlife and birds. It is a multi-denominational burial facility with a separate section for the environmental burial of pets and a joint section for those like-minded people wishing to be buried along with their pets.

With the growing demand for more affordable burials, in one recent poll it concluded that two thirds of us would seek a green resting place if one existed locally and they do now in Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire & South Yorkshire at Respect Green Burial Parks.

The on-going coppicing will produce income for the insurance & maintenance of the park so prolonging the eternal sustainability ensuring the-cycle-of-life will continue as the commercial woodland crop is naturally thinned re planted giving sustainability and natural growth.

The Orchard Burial Ground and Pet Cemetery, Lincoln.                                      

 “4 acre site 7 miles east of Lincoln. Comprises of orchard, wooded area and meadow. 3 separate burial areas for people, pets and people buried with their pets. Ashes can be scattered in a meadow. Fruit and woodland trees can be planted.”

The Willows Natural Burial Ground, Leicestershire.

 “The Willows Natural Burial Ground is a 5.8 acre gently sloping site, set in the beautiful Charnwood countryside, on the edge of the small rural village of South Croxton, with pleasant views of the surrounding areas.    An Island feature roughly central to the site will ultimately provide an extended canvas of seasonal colourful flora with views of the burial grounds signature (wheel) design of alternate areas of wild flower meadow and wood land.   To the western boundary, the site falls towards and overlooks two ponds which support wildlife and fish.

The site is owned and run by the husband and wife team of Jenny and Chris Scroby. Their vision is to create an area of natural beauty that over the years will develop and mature into a fitting place to reflect upon and remember your loved ones.

NATURAL BURIAL GROUNDS EAST & EAST MIDLANDS.