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Binning Memorial Woodland, Tyninghame, East Lothian
Regional Runner Up in Scotland
The People's Awards for the Best Natural Burial Ground in the UK 2013
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
County East Lothian
PostCode EH40 4DU
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
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