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The Arbory Trust, The Barton Woodland Burial Ground, Barton, Cambridge

The Arbory Trust (a Church of England registered charity) has no geographical or theological boundaries governing those who may be buried at the Trust - people from all races and religions, near or far, are all welcome. The Trust’s first woodland burial ground is situated at Barton, near Cambridge. Covering almost 40 acres (19 acres currently in use), it is planted with trees indigenous to the area. Burials take place in biodegradable coffins or caskets, in glades surrounded by trees. Trees are not planted with each burial, and no permanent markers are placed. Ultimately graves become part of the meadow area of the glades.

The land at Barton is consecrated, giving as great a guarantee of perpetuity as it is possible to offer.

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Contact Sarah Mila

Site Address located on Comberton Road, Barton (the B1046) between the villages of Barton and Comberton to the west of Cambridge

5 mins from junction 12 of the M11

County Cambridgeshire

PostCode Nearest postcode CB23 7BN

Telephone 01223 303874

Correspondence address The Barton Woodland Burial Ground, The Lodge, Comberton Road, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7BA

Type of Plots Available

Natural burial plots

Interment of ashes

Price list is on website

Families can help to dig the grave

Families can backfill the grave

Memorials Timber Plaques, Entry in Memorial Book, Other


Disabled access

Dogs on leads welcome

On site facilities Car Park, Shelter, Room For Gathering, WCs

Funeral Arrangements

You may choose whichever funeral director you wish

Friends and family can undertake all or part of the funeral service themselves

Completely natural, biodegradable coffin materials

ANBG Member

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