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Binning Memorial Woodland, Tyninghame, East Lothian


Regional Winner


The People's Awards for the Best Natural Burial Ground in the UK 2016 and runner up in 2021 and 2022.


Binning Memorial Woodland is set amongst the Historic Binning Wood in East Lothian. First planted in the 1860's and felled after Wartime, it was replanted in the 50's and 60's. A beech stand of around 40 years’ maturity provides the gloriously salubrious and peaceful setting for the burial ground.

Loved by locals the wood offers a tranquil setting for the bereaved to reflect and remember.

Unlike most Green Burial sites Binning offers a resting place amongst an established woodland, managed from planting to produce tall straight branch-free stems. Silvicultural thinning programmes during the last 20 years have opened up the stand to increase crown and stem diameters. This has given the wood’s canopy an almost Cathedral style shape and feeling.

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Contact Ben Gray

Site Address Tyninghame

Town Tyninghame

County East Lothian

PostCode EH40 3DU

Telephone 01620 850 722

Correspondence address East Fenton, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5AH

Type of Plots Available

Natural burial plots

Interment of ashes

Scattering of ashes

Price list is on website

Memorials Stone laid flat with aged bronze engraved plaque inset.


No appointment necessary to visit burial ground

Dogs on leads welcome

Visiting opening hours Daylight Hours

On site facilities Car Park

Funeral Arrangements

Offer a complete funeral service including transport

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
Will be carried out by the company in line with current policy.

ANBG Member

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