Questions about burials

What is a natural burial?

Natural burials are those where the environment is of paramount importance.

Many local authorities and private companies provide a natural burial option where burials take place in existing woodland or meadowland setting.

In some sites, an open area is used and tees and natural wild flowers are planted and the setting is created. There may be restrictions, such as memorials not being permitted and a requirement that the deceased is not embalmed.

The intention is for the deceased to return to nature and by so doing assist the environment.