Burials at Barton take place in the glades surrounded by trees, the graves ultimately becoming part of that glade or meadow in time, with the surrounding trees creating a living memorial to those who lie there. Trees are not planted with each grave, but it can be important for families to mark graves, so simple wooden markers, may therefore be placed flush to the ground, ultimately, these will biodegrade and disappear. The exact position of a grave becomes less important as time passes, and families are content simply to return to Barton to remember loved ones in the natural surroundings.
The Arbory Trust is a Church of England registered charity and member of the ANBG, the first Christian charity to offer woodland burial on consecrated land welcome to everyone, regardless of race or religion.
Brinkley Woodland Cemetery is an informal woodland and meadow for peaceful remembrance on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border. Over the years the woodland cemetery will become an established meadow with copses of native trees.
A commemorative tree may be purchased through the Estate and planted and graves may be sown with wild flower seed. A small flat memorial stone set into the grave is permitted by the Ground.
Muchwood Green Burial Ground can be found in a beautiful and peaceful area, on the outskirts of the small market town of Ramsey in Cambridgeshire.
Muchwood is an area of exceptional natural beauty. Some of the trees are already in place, creating a peaceful and natural environment for a variety of wildlife, birds, bees and flowers to flourish. A broadleaf tree will be planted beside each grave, eventually creating a naturally evolving woodland environment.
Burials at Muchwood are available to all religions and cultures, whether you prefer it to be traditional or alternative.
There are over 300 woodland burial sites in the UK. The Natural Death Centre has a full list. Tracy will be happy to arrange a funeral at any of these sites.