Markfield Natural Burial Ground

 Burial Ground, Natural Burial, Green Burial, Natural Burial Leicestershire, Markfield Natural Burial Ground

3 Pennine Way, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1EW  (Show me directions)

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Markfield Natural Burial Ground is a project that has come into being due to numerous and varied influences. An awareness of a growing general desire amongst all of us to be in harmony with nature and to leave less of a footprint on the environment.

The personal experience I have of laying both my parents to rest in a natural burial ground, and the calm, informal, familial atmosphere pervasive during the day. The desire for, and then awareness of, the option to be able to choose a less formal experience than a traditional burial ceremony. My personal desire to work outside with nature and to make my personal contribution to improving my environment. My recognition of the great good fortune I have to be able to make that dream a reality.

Natural Burial - The Concept

Natural burial is a gentle and environmentally friendly route for those who are unfortunately having to make funeral arrangements. Those of us who are concerned that our final resting place should have as little impact on the environment as possible and those who wish to leave behind a protected corner of England will find this a positive and comforting choice.

Essentially, natural burial is where an un-embalmed body is laid to rest in a biodegradable coffin or shroud. The grave is either simply planted with a memorial tree which marks the grave, or a bio-degradable wooden plaque may be obtained from us to use as a semi permanent marker. Also, wild flowers (also obtained from us) suitable to the area may be planted over the plot. It becomes a living, breathing legacy, a protected nature reserve to be enjoyed not only by visitors in the future but by the local wildlife.

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