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Memorialisation

Natural Burial differs in the most part from conventional burial in the fact that traditional headstones are not used.  

Instead a living memorial can be created by way of a native tree and or wild flowers.

A selection of trees will be available to be purchased as a memorial, at a cost of £65 per tree.  Only one tree will be permitted per grave and the cost includes purchase of the tree, appropriate guarding and planting in the next tree planting season following interment along with aftercare.  Regretably trees are not available on ashes interments unless you are willing to purchase a single burial plot for this. 

The existing coppice provides opportunity to have a tree near ashes, the rate of trees is one per 4 ash plots.

Trees available are:

  • Alder Buckthorn
  • Cornish Elm
  • Crab Apple
  • Elder
  • Guelder Rose
  • Hawthorn
  • Hazel
  • Holly
  • Rowan (Mountain Ash)
  • Spindle
  • Wild Cherry

Wild flowers seeds may be scattered on freshly interred graves.  However seeds must be obtained from Atlantic Rest Natural Burial.  This is to ensure that inappropriate species are not contained within the mix, that may have originated from abroad.  Wild flower seeds will be provided free of charge.


Memorial Plaques:

We have had a lot of requests for some form of marker and we have now sourced a biodegradable wood product to do just this.   Plaques will be available to sit flush with the ground level and will be expected to return to the earth in a timescale of somewhere between 5-10 years.  

More information on these to follow soon.  Markers will cost £50.  Below is a photo of one of our first memorial plaques to be placed (the plaque is secured from underneath).

Please click here to open a pdf document of the different choices for plaque images and some examples.