Mary Thompson

Hundy Mundy custodian
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A gentle alternative

Unhurried, tranquil, and private, the burial ground offers a gentle alternative to a traditional cemetery or crematorium. There is space and time to create your own bespoke ceremony within the ethos of the woodland burial ground.

Professional funeral directors are there to support you and help you achieve what you want to do. A good funeral director will provide the help and support you need when you need it. If you wish to do as much as you can yourselves, there is no legal requirement in the UK to use a funeral director.

Both family-organised funerals and professional services are welcome at Hundy Mundy woodland burial ground.

Coffins and embalming

Coffins should be made from and lined with natural, biodegradable materials. No plastics, MDF or chipboard should be used. Please click here for a guide on biodegradable coffins, shrouds and urns.

We can’t accept embalmed bodies for burial unless there are exceptional circumstances. Cremated remains contain no residue from embalming chemicals and can therefore be interred or scattered in the woodland.

Plots

You can choose a plot for a natural burial, or find a place in the woodland to inter or scatter cremated remains.

The plots are laid out in a grid pattern and we record the location and measurements from survey points. We provide these, a what3words location and coordinates so you can find and share the location. Read more about finding the spot.

Double plots

Burial and interment plots are single-depth, and double-plots are side-by-side.

In woodland areas, developing tree roots and canopy prevent new graves from being dug next to older ones, but we will offer the closest possible arrangement when the time comes.

Alternatively, cremated remains can be included in a coffin burial or combined in one ashes plot at the time of interment. You can find the form for combined ashes on the forms and prices page.

Have more questions?

If you have any more questions, please go to our advice section to find out more information about natural burial. Or alternatively, if you have a specific question about the Hundy Mundy natural burial ground, please contact our custodian, Mary.

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