Natural Burial is an attractive alternative to cremation or interment in traditional cemeteries and churchyards. For some, this may be principally an environmentally-friendly option. For many however, it merely presents a more natural and relaxed approach than having to submit to set time-slots at crematoria, or the rigid formality of some local cemeteries and churchyards.
In and around Devon we are fortunate to have a wide choice of beautiful and well-run Natural and Woodland Burial Grounds. The following links will give you further information about some of these sites which are local to Mid-Devon, as well as a few others a little further afield with whom we have worked regularly:
Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground , Shillingstone, Dorset
Great Bradley Cottage Natural Burial Ground, near Tiverton, Devon. Please note however, that from January 2016, this burial ground is only open for burials in reserved grave spaces (some new plots for burial or scattering of cremated remains may be available)
Most natural burial sites request, quite rightly, that coffins are fully biodegrable. As a genuinely independent business, we are not tied to specific suppliers. We can arrange options from plain cardboard to felt shrouds, or handmade Somerset Willow like the oval coffin shown above. If there is something more specific that you would like to order, we'll do all we can to help accommodate your wishes, and to advise you on costs accordingly.
Our Gallery (under the 'Funerals' tab at the top of this page), and our boards on Pinterest should give you just some of the options that are available. Just click the button below to take a look: