Our woodland burials provide a respectful and eco-friendly option for you or your loved one.

Woodland Burial

What is a woodland burial?

A woodland burial - sometimes called a green/natural burial - is an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional burial.


You or your loved one will be buried in a natural burial ground/designated section of a cemetery (where available).


The remains are placed in a biodegradable coffin/casket made of a material such as cardboard. The body is generally not embalmed - to avoid any possible environmental harm.


A woodland burial is not usually marked by a headstone, but with flowers or a tree planting. It’s important to bear in mind that it may be difficult to trace the exact spot your loved one was buried in at a future date.

You may find this list of natural burial grounds prepared by the Natural Death Centre useful. 

Why are woodland burials growing in popularity?

In an era of heightened environmental concern, people are conscious of their environmental legacy when they pass away. A woodland burial offers flexibility and doesn't require adherence to conventional protocol or religious tradition. A burial ground will make a peaceful and comforting place to remember a loved one.

Why choose a woodland burial with Haynan Funeral Service?

We strive to provide exemplary and compassionate service from the minute we meet with you and throughout the entire process.

The role of Haynan Funeral Service in a woodland burial

We can help you with all aspects of planning for a woodland burial. We can offer extras to ensure it’s the perfect occasion for you and your family.

The costs associated with woodland burials

In addition to the cost of a burial plot, you may incur a fee for gravedigging or interment. We will set out a breakdown of costs upon arrangement.

Planning a funeral with Haynan Funeral Service

​To plan ahead of time or arrange a woodland burial funeral:

  • Call us on 0333 006 4234

For more information on cremation services, contact us any time for support and advice.


Alternatively, please contact us and we will get back to you. 


There are different types of funerals to choose from, there is no right or wrong way to do them, just the way that feels best. They might be religious or non-religious, large, or small and intimate.


There are a number of practical things that you need to do, along with the funeral arrangements themselves.  We will make it as clear and easy for you as we can.


We have made arranging a funeral with us simple and transparent, with no hidden charges. To book or enquire now, choose which service you may require.