In Wiltshire there are various sites that cater for those who would like an alternative to the traditional burial in a churchyard or interment of cremated remains.
The site is a wildflower grassland meadow, a natural place full of wildlife and distinctly different from regular cemeteries and memorial parks. The vision for the burial meadow is to preserve the special landscape in this part of the Cotswold Are of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The meadow is on land lovingly managed by the same family for three generations, it will continue to be grazed as pasture and cropped for hay after wild flowers have seeded ensuring a sustainable future.
This site is a columbarium or place for cremated remains in urns to be kept.
It was built in 2014 in the style of a traditional long barrow in natural materials, but made relevant for today in its internal layout. It is aligned to the sunrise of the winter solstice when the sun will illuminate the internal stone passageway.
The long barrow is for anyone. It is for those of any religion or none. The field it is in is being restored to native chalk grassland and will be kept as natural as possible for visitors to enjoy its beauty and solitude.
All Cannings lies within the Marlborough Downs area of outstanding natural beauty and is between Avebury and Stonehenge. This ancient landscape is remowned for its chalk downland and ancient history.
The long barrow is designed to compliment and become part of it.
Michael's Wood is a beautiful woodland burial ground for both pets and people and is part of the Cholderton Estate, an organic working farm on the Hampshire Wiltshire border.
A place of peace and tranquility, abundant with wildlife including deer, hares and many birds. The fringe of the wood is a dense screen of Hawthorn and Blackthorn, while the interior is dotted with a variety of native trees including Horse Chestnut, Yew and Hazel around open areas where wild greasses and flowers aboutn with butterflies in summer.
Our funeral directors will be able to advise on natural burials, so please do ask for more information, or complete our contact form and we will be happy to send the information to you.
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