Natural Burials are often chosen by families because they can be less formal than an occasion in a crematorium. In the first picture we are standing ready with the funeral directors ready to lift and commit the body – brought to the site by Eddie who is grazing quietly behind. There are children present, who helped by sprinkling rose petals.
I’ve been working at Clandon Wood Natural Burial Ground recently, where there is a really lovely Glass House right in the centre of a wonderful site close to Guildford. The fields are full of lovely indigenous grasses and trees and it simply gives a wonderful feeling of being close to nature when you are inside being warmed by the wood stove. In all weathers, burials can be held here supported by myself and the staff, and of course their aforementioned horse, who gently pulls the cart to the graveside. I can’t recommend this place enough, where you will find comfort, every aspect of your needs taken care of and of course, you can return at any time to see the changes in the seasons and have time for thought.