Our work is only possible through the generous support of people like you. Please consider making a donation to ensure we can help the next family who call on us.

Don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation

Thank you for your support



List of Natural Burial Grounds

Back to directory

Clovery Woods of Rest, Turriff, Aberdeenshire



Overall winner 


The People's Awards for the best Natural Burial Ground in the UK 2024, Regional winner in 2022 and Regional runner up in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2023

"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.


If you have feed back on this site please complete our Feedback form


Contact Fiona Rankin

Site Address Fyvie

Town Turriff

County Aberdeenshire

PostCode AB53 8QR

Telephone 01651 891654 / 07787 706827

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


Disabled access

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

ANBG Member

Back to directory



The New Natural Death Handbook fifth edition is out now, this book is a must read for everyone. Completely revised and expanded into a boxed set of three books... Read more

Credit to Will Whipple (photographer)



Links and Resources