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Higher Ground Meadow, Dorchester, Dorset
The People's Awards for the Best Natural Burial Ground in the UK 2016
"Nothing was too much trouble, all wonderful. Such compassionate staff, lovely people. The whole experience, while sad, was so personal, positive, peaceful and truly uplifting."
"Higher Ground Meadow is a very beautiful and tranquil place, and Jo the most helpful and kind person"
Voted Best Natural Burial Ground in the South West 2016
Set within an area of outstanding natural beauty this traditional hay meadow has far reaching panoramic views over the Dorset and Somerset countryside. This offers families the perfect place to visit and cherish their memories. Some woodland graves are available which is creating a new copse within the meadow. Ashes may be scattered or interred. We welcome graveside ceremonies or if wet these can be held in the hay barn, with or without religion. Our beautiful wooden bier is always provided to carry the coffin to the graveside so creating a memorable occasion. This is a very special place, perfect for those who have an affinity with nature and the countryside.
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Contact Peter and Joanna Vassie
Site Address Underhill Farm
PostCode DT2 0PA
Telephone 01935 891245
Type of Plots Available
Natural burial plots
Interment of ashes
Scattering of ashes
Price list is on website
Families can backfill the grave
Memorials Trees, Timber Plaques, Other
Dogs on leads welcome
Visiting opening hours 8am - Dusk, no appointment is necessary however to fully understand how the site is run and what your options are please call us and we will be glad to show you round
On site facilities Car Parking, Shelter/Barn for gathering
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