Woodland Burials

Woodland Burials

A woodland burial is an alternative to a burial in a traditional cemetery.

The idea of laying a loved one to rest amongst nature, surrounded by trees, flowers and wildlife is becoming increasingly popular.

If this is an option you are considering we can help you find a burial ground to suit you.  Woodland burial grounds tend to have strict rules about the types of memorial and other items that can be placed on the grave.  Before choosing a burial ground it is recommended that these rules are understood.

We can provide woodland burials in several locations on the Isle of Wight.

Northwood Cemetery Natural Burial Ground

The creation of a Natural Burial Ground has been a major feature of the Northwood Cemetery Heritage Project. This section of the 17 acre Cemetery is the first local authority owned site for natural burials on the Island. More info

Springwood Woodland Cemetery – Branstone Cross

Springwood Woodland Cemetery has been planted to recreate the traditional woodland which once covered the Isle of Wight, one of the finest habitats for wildlife.

Headon Lea Burial Ground – Totland

Headon Lea Burial Ground offers a natural
form of burial were the graves will remain in a natural, meadow setting.

Fernhill Park – Wootton Creek

Pre-purchased plots only as no new plots are available. At Fernhill mature woodland currently covers 8 acres in addition to 10 acres of newly planted and self-set trees.


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