A ‘natural’ or ‘green’ burial is an environmentally sustainable and often less expensive alternative to traditional funeral practices, where the body is returned to earth to decompose naturally and be recycled into new life. The body is not subjected to any type of chemical preservation process, such as embalming, and only biodegradable coffins, urns or shrouds are used.
Natural burials have minimal impact on the environment, help to look after our countryside and provide a wonderful way to remember our loved ones by planting trees, shrubs and wild flowers. The grave becomes a living, breathing legacy and part of a protected nature reserve that can be enjoyed by both visitors and wildlife.
For those that believe in the Cycle of Life, a natural burial can be a deeply spiritual and uplifting experience.