With an increasing decline in the availability of burial space in our local cemeteries and churchyards, the popularity of a woodland burial is growing. We have access to all woodland burial sites in Dorset, each with their own unique character. With over 200 woodland burial sites nationally, we can also arrange a natural burial anywhere in the country.
What is a woodland burial?
Woodland or natural burial is an alternative to burial in a municipal cemetery or churchyard. They are peaceful, tranquil resting places within nature. Woodland burial sites are usually found in an open field or an existing woodland area. Some sites are very strict in keeping the burial as natural as possible by not allowing embalming and insisting that all material used, including the deceased’s clothing items and coffin, are biodegradable.
Most woodland burial grounds will allow a tree planted on or next to the grave. Wooden plaques are used to mark the graves. Generally speaking, a woodland burial ground will not allow any type of stone memorial.
WHERE ARE THE NEAREST WOODLAND BURIAL GROUNDS IN DORSET?
We have 4 natural burial grounds in close proximity to our offices:
Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground
Bere Marsh Farm, Shillingstone DT11 8QY
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Harbour View Woodland Burial Ground
Randalls Hill, Lytchett Minster BH16 6AN
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Godlingston Cemetery Meadowland Burial Ground
Washpond Lane, Swanage, BH19 3DJ
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Poole & Wimborne Burial Ground
Greenhill Road, Colehill BH21 2RG
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We also have access to Higher Ground Meadow near Dorchester and there are Woodland sections at Bournemouth North, Bridport and Poundbury cemeteries.
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