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Photos showing the arrival of 300 boxes of the Fifth Edition of The Natural Death Handbook at the charity's headquarters in May 2012. Additional images were taken at 'Death Fest' at the Southbank Centre 27-29th January 2012, where we spoke to hundreds of people and with their help created a bejewelled pink coffin.
List of Natural Burial Grounds
Woodcock Hill Woodland Cemetery, Rickmansworth
The Woodland Cemetery opened in 2002 to give residents the option of an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional cemeteries and graveyards. The cemetery is situated at Woodcock Hill, Harefield Road, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1PD.
We want a natural woodland to develop over the years where future generations can walk, or sit and contemplate. To achieve this there will be no headstones, only biodegradable coffins and caskets may be selected for burial, such as cardboard, wicker, soft woods or shroud.
Instead a fee can be paid into a woodland management fund and in the appropriate season tree and bulb planting sessions are held, in which family and friends are invited.
The cemetery will be managed to produce a healthy indigenous woodland to encourage wild flowers and promote natural habitats. Some areas will be left to form natural meadowland.
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Contact Alison Crowley / Lindsay Trodd
Site Address Harefield Road
PostCode WD3 1PD
Telephone 01923 727031/2
Site manager Three Rivers District Council
Correspondence address Three Rivers District Council, Batchworth Depot, Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1RL
Type of Plots Available
Natural burial plots
Interment of ashes
Price list is on website
Families can help to dig the grave
Embalmed bodies are accepted for burial
Families can backfill the grave
Memorials Tree planting schemes
No appointment necessary to visit burial ground
Someone is available to guide visitors with appointment
Visiting opening hours 8 am- 4:30pm (oct-mar), 6 am - 8 pm (apr-sept)
On site facilities Car Park, Shelter, WCs
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
The future of the site, its maintenance and management