Green and Woodland Funerals

Alternative to traditional funerals

As an alternative to a traditional burial or cremation, Doves Funeral Directors can help you arrange for your loved one’s final resting place to be in a woodland burial site. These are attractive and peaceful places for you to visit and reflect on your loved one’s life moving forward. Green and woodland funerals are becoming increasingly popular.

Woodland burials can still be faith based and many sites have dedicated areas for people of different religions. Often people choose this as a greener option, using eco-friendly coffins and ashes caskets, usually made from recycled paper, wicker or willow.

What happens at a Green Funeral?

These burials are often not marked with a headstone, rather a tree or flowers that often become indistinguishable in the woodland. Some natural burial grounds offer the opportunity to add a memorial tree to mark your loved one’s resting place. 

At the graveside there is usually a short committal ceremony, if desired, and flowers can still be placed as long as there is no cellophane or ribbon. Some venues have onsite dedicated service rooms and chapels that can be used before or after the funeral for a service that is created to reflect your wishes and those of the deceased.

If you would like to explore the possibility of a Green or Woodland Funeral, your Funeral Arranger here at Doves Funeral Directors can help you find a natural burial ground near you.

Coffin Range

We offer a wide range of coffins, from picture coffins, wooden, wicker, wool and cardboard coffins to caskets.

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Our pricing

Funeral prices vary depending on the type of ceremony you would like for your loved one. There are many options to choose from to make it unique and special.

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Planning ahead?

It is now really easy to plan ahead, making a huge difference by easing the burden on your family when the time comes, so they can focus on the arrangements.

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Need advice?

Doves Funeral Directors can assist you in every step of the funeral so please don’t hesitate to ask us about any aspects or queries you may have.

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