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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
Clovery Woods of Rest, Turriff, Aberdeenshire
Regional Winner in Scotland
The People's Awards for the best Natural Burial Ground in the UK 2013
"Clovery Wood is the best burial ground I have ever experienced. Mr. Rankin is so kind and respectful, it made two hard losses a little easier."
"A sad day turned into a joyous occasion - a totally memorable occasion helped by the efforts of Mr. Rankin."
At Clovery Woods of Rest we are able to offer you peace of mind that your final resting place will be in a location of natural beauty.
Natural woodland and wild flowers will provide a living memorial of your legacy to nature for future generations to enjoy.
The Clovery Woods of Rest project was conceived in an effort to return to nature some of the bounty it has provided for us during our lives.
At its inception Clovery Woods was nothing more than a stubble field, which had been farmed intensively for many years. The initial aims of the project have been achieved. The central part of Clovery Woods has been transformed into a young plantation of Scots Pines, Birch, Aspen and Rowan with the first five acres now in use. Clovery has a well established tree lined shelter belt, which supports an abundance of wild flowers from Spring through to Autumn.
The Clovery Woods of Rest project is located near historic and beautiful Fyvie. The site has been transformed to a peaceful and tranquil sanctuary that is slowly becoming the home for many species of wildlife. The Clovery Woods project is truly in a place of spiritual and natural beauty.
Many people choose to have an agreement to be buried here before death. Why not come and visit Clovery Woods, or contact us for more information.
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Contact Alex and Fiona Rankin
Site Address Fyvie
PostCode AB53 8QR
Telephone 01651 891654
Type of Plots Available
Natural burial plots
Combined burial and ashes plots
Interment of ashes
Scattering of ashes
Price list is on website
Burial of Pets
Families can backfill the grave
Memorials Tree planting schemes, Timber Plaques, Benches, Entry into Memorial Book, Website Entry
The site is manned full time
No appointment necessary to visit burial ground
Someone is available to guide visitors with appointment
Dogs on leads welcome
Visiting opening hours Dawn - Dusk
You may choose whichever funeral director you wish
Friends and family can undertake all or part of the funeral service themselves
Plots can be purchased in advance
Completely natural, biodegradable coffin materials