Aylesbury Vale Natural Burial Meadow is a place where tranquillity and nature intertwine.
The natural burial meadow is a beautiful open space, enclosed by mixed native hedgerows, flanked by a line of mature oak trees, under magnificently big skies. It offers expansive views across the Vale towards Beacon Hill, Chequers, and Coombe Hill, topped by its monumental column.
The level plain of Aylesbury stretches out to the north, where the burial ground serves the people of Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard and the town of Aylesbury to the north; Princes Risborough and High Wycombe lie to the south; Thame and Oxford to the west and Bicester and Brackley to the northwest.
At Aylesbury Vale, we prioritise the preservation of nature. Our burial practices embrace sustainability and encourage the regeneration of local ecosystems. Plant a tree in memory of someone buried at the burial ground or commission a slate plaque in their memory, to be mounted inside the solid chestnut-framed memorial panel.
We believe that each individual deserves a unique farewell. Whether you envision a simple ceremony or a more elaborate celebration of life, the burial ground can accommodate the personalised event that reflects and honours the person who has died.
By choosing Aylesbury Vale, you are actively contributing to the preservation of the special landscape of the Vale for future generations. Our dedication to conservation means that the site will remain a haven of beauty and serenity.
Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff understands the sensitive nature of your decision. We are here to guide you through the process with empathy, ensuring that your experience at Aylesbury Vale is both comforting and meaningful.
A natural burial, also called a green burial, is an environmentally friendly and eco-conscious approach to laying a loved one to rest. Unlike conventional burials, which often involve embalming, metal or MDF caskets, imported granite headstones and concrete vaults, natural burials are focused on returning the body to the earth in a way that minimises environmental impact.
Biodegradable materials: The deceased is typically placed in a biodegradable casket, shroud, or container made from natural materials like wood, wicker, or cloth. These materials break down naturally over time.
We provide two options for burials at Aylesbury Vale: one for whole-body natural burials and the other for ashes. You can purchase plots next to each other, bury multiple sets of ashes together, or inter ashes with someone who is having a full burial.
We would love you to come and explore the serene beauty of Aylesbury Vale Natural Burial Ground and discover a gentler natural alternative. You can visit the burial ground any time if you would like to explore alone or contact us to arrange a visit or to learn more about natural burial. Either email us or call us on 01844 872028
Aylesbury Vale natural burial meadow is 7 miles from Aylesbury, 6 miles from Thame and 9 miles from High Wycombe. If you are visiting the burial ground, please use the Google Maps location for Aylesbury Vale, rather than the postcode (which will not take you to the entrance).
Whether you're arranging a funeral now or planning for the future, we have put together information packs for you to download.
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A full price list is available on our forms and prices page We offer full burial and ashes interments. All of our application forms are available online or via pdf download.
The burial ground was set up in 2014 by the then-landowner Dorothy Brock, assisted by her daughter Sally Whitworth, in partnership with Leedam. Read more about the farm and the custodians who care for it.