What is a Natural Burial Site?

Natural or woodland burial sites offer an environmentally friendly alternative form of burial, where they are arranged in an ecologically sound manner, to sustain or enhance the existing environment and provide an informal place for remembering the loved ones who rest there.

To preserve the surroundings, headstones are not permitted, although some sites do provide a durable grave marker.

Only bio-degradable coffins are permitted.

Our Funeral Directors will be happy to discuss this option in greater detail. Below are the locations of the most local sites, with links to their own websites, where available.


Kent Natural Burial Ground


Lower Halstow is located between Sittingbourne and Newington in Kent.

www.kentnaturalburials.co.uk or telephone 01795 520520.


Ashford Borough Council

The council manages two cemeteries that have a designated natural area, Bybrook Cemetery is located in Ashford, Kent. Tenterden Cemetery is situated on the Cranbrook Road, Tenterden, Kent.

www.ashford.gov.uk or telephone 01233 331111

You will need to type ‘Woodland Burial’ into the search bar.


Hawkhurst Cemetery

Located on the outskirts of Hawkhurst in Kent and managed by the Parish Council, this cemetery has a designated area for natural burial.


For more details you can email the Parish Council clerk, hawkhurstpc@btconnect.com or telephone 01580 752058.


Eden Valley Woodland Burial Ground

Located between the High Weald and the North Downs in Edenbridge, Kent.


For more details you can email contact@edenvalleyburials.org.uk  or telephone 07802 630012.