Green funerals

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Green funerals are increasingly popular with people who choose to be laid to rest in natural environments such as woodland.

These funerals are a more environmentally friendly alternative, and there are a number of different elements you will need to consider. Some of these are listed below, but we are always on hand to discuss them in more detail.  

Natural burial grounds

There are a number of natural burial grounds across the East of England – from peaceful woodland glades to green, thriving meadows. Choosing to have a funeral in one of these locations can be less formal, but still provide family and friends with a special place to visit. There are regulations affecting natural burial sites, so please speak with one of our team to get all the information you need about this option.


A traditional headstone might not be in keeping with your wishes if you are having a green funeral, so it is important to think about how you wish to mark the burial site. Some people have a tree or plant placed as a memorial.

Some sites may allow a temporary or stone marker, while others prefer a natural, biodegradable marker or no marker at all. We are very happy to help you make your choice.

You can find out more about the different types of memorial we offer here.

Eco-friendly coffins

We offer a wide range of eco-friendly coffins for you to choose from. Our willow, seagrass and cardboard coffins are highly biodegradable, minimising their effect on the environment.

Find out more about the range of coffins we offer here.