Natural Burial Ground

Simple Natural Burials

Our Natural Burial Ground is set in an existing Cemetery on the out skirts of the Market Town of Coleford set in the historic Forest of Dean.

The Natural Burial Ground is set in a beautiful, peaceful natural meadow, all materials used in creating this area are natural.

A Natural Burial or Green Burial is designed to sensitively lay to rest someone in an ecologically friendly way.  This is carried out with the least damaging effect on the environment.

The burial of the body is performed using only biodegradable materials, body wrapping/clothing are of natural fibres, the coffin is made of natural products i.e. cardboard/woodchip/wood/bamboo/wicker.

The use of embalming fluid is not used and the grave is prepared to the maximum available depth which saves land.  There will be no chemicals used during burial so the atmosphere will not be contaminated.

The burial ground surface will be of natural habitat i.e. flora/fauna (the wildflower paddock will be created using mixed wildflowers/bulbs/grasses familiar to the Forest of Dean).

There will be no placing of headstones/memorials/markers of any kind.

Make A Will For Wildlife

Please remember the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust with a legacy or making a donation in lieu of flowers. Donations and legacies will help to secure the continued support and involvement in the future.

Please visit www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk

Prices:

Interment Fees:

Single Burial Plot              £800.00

Single Ashes Plot               £375.00

Strewing of Ashes             £170.00

 

Purchase Fees for the Exclusive Right of Burial:

Purchase of burial rights for 50 years:

Single Natural Burial   £100.00

Single Natural Burial of Ashes   £75.00

Single Natural Strewing of Ashes  £50.00

Purchase of burial rights for 75 years:

Single Natural Burial   £150.00

Single Natural Burial of Ashes   £100.00

Single Natural Strewing of Ashes  £50.00

Purchase of burial rights for 100 years:

Single Natural Burial   £200.00

Single Natural Burial of Ashes   £125.00

Single Natural Strewing of Ashes  £50.00

(Prices are for residents within the Forest of Dean District Council area)