Woodland burials

Hinton woodland burial ground with lake and small island of trees in the middle.

Set within acres of countryside, amidst the peace and tranquillity of trees and flowers, a woodland burial ground provides a natural alternative to a traditional cemetery or graveyard.

The peaceful grounds are a tranquil final resting place as well as a beautiful setting for visitors to spend time remembering their loved ones. Set within acres of natural countryside our woodland burial grounds offer a truly beautiful alternative to a traditional cemetery.

Woodland burial plots are set amongst trees and wildflowers, and families can choose to bury or scatter the ashes of a loved one within the peaceful grounds.

Our on-site Funeral Directors can take care of all funeral arrangements, organising a special and unique funeral within our natural woodland landscapes.

Instead of a traditional headstone, graves are marked by the planting of a memorial tree or the placing of a simple bronze plaque. There is a focus on preserving the natural beauty of the woodland environment and encouraging native wildlife and flowers.

We are committed to ensuring that the landscape of our woodland burial grounds can be treasured by future generations.

As more people are choosing an eco-friendly option, we’re now able to extend the choices available through GreenAcres, who manage over 220 acres of beautiful English Woodland as havens for wildlife and the regeneration of native woodlands, wonderful places to commemorate your loved ones.

GreenAcres currently have five parks, four in the South of England and one in the North West, all of which offer burial and ashes plots and have a ceremonial building providing full funeral service facilities, allowing you to say goodbye in a tranquil and beautiful setting.

Colney in Norfolk

Epping Forest in Essex

Chiltern in Buckinghamshire

Rainford in Merseyside

Heatherley Wood in East Hampshire

Greenacres offer Co-op Members a 10% discount on their burial and ashes plots.*

At Co-op Funeralcare we’re here to help you arrange a funeral exactly the way you want it, whenever you need us.

*Visit any of the Co-op funeral homes within a 30 minute drive from the park of your choice to get your discount code which you’ll need to get your discount at your chosen GreenAcres park. The teams at GreenAcres will be more than happy to show you around and discuss your choices with you.