Bath Natural Burial Ground is a place where timeless tranquillity and environmental sustainability intertwine. A beautiful meadow, typical of the southern end of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with rolling agricultural land, flower-rich limestone grassland, deep valleys and woodland.
The burial ground is situated in the heart of Somerset, surrounded by vibrant meadows, and traditional farmland. Here, you and your family can find peace in a truly idyllic setting. And you can bring the dog, have a picnic, or just spend time reflecting and reconnecting.
At Bath natural burial ground, 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 an engraved slate plaque in their memory, to be mounted inside the memorial frame.
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 Bath natural burial ground, you are actively contributing to the preservation of the special downland landscape 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 Bath natural burial ground 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 Bath natural burial ground: 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 Bath 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 01225 683128.
The burial ground is located a few miles from Midford, along the B3110.
We recommend that before you purchase a burial or interment plot from us, you go to visit the burial ground, to make sure it is the right place for you and your family.
You can visit the burial ground without making an appointment. The pedestrian access gate is always unlocked. Or if you would like a guided tour around the ground, please get in touch with Sally, the custodian, who will be happy to meet you there.
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.
Janet Cross set up the burial ground to know that the farm and land would have a sustainable future. Read more about the farm and the custodians who care for it.