Green burials

Some people would like, as an alternative to the usual forms of funeral, to be buried in a woodland or other peaceful site, with a shrub or tree planted. They may wish to have a different form of ceremony.


  • Greenwoodland Burial Services Ltd offer an environmentally friendly, cost effective alternative to traditional funerals, cemeteries and graveyards. They manage the local green burial site, Oakfield Wood near Guildford.
    The, Estate Office, Wrabness Hall, Wrabness, Manningtree, Essex CO112TQ
    Tel 0800 374 759 or 01255880040
  • The Natural Death Centre provides information on green or DIY funerals, types of coffins and woodland burial sites.
    6 Blackstock Mews, Blackstock Road, LONDON N4 2BT
    tel 0871 288 2098     10am-2pm
    fax 020 7354 3831
  • The New Natural Death Handbook gives information on suitable sites, organising a funeral, coffins, funeral directors and general advice on death and funerals. Edited by Nicholas Albery and Stephanie Weinrich of the Natural Death Centre. Published by Rider Books, 2000.
    tel 0871 288 2098