Go Green With an Eco Friendly Burial in Torbay

If your loved one was passionate about the environment, then a woodland burial in Torbay could be the right funeral choice. Perfect for nature lovers, green burials are designed to limit the impact on the environment, with features such as a beautiful natural setting and a wicker coffin in Torbay.

 

Here at Stockman & Loram, we have a range of green burial options for you to choose from across Torbay, Teignbridge and South Hams. We can also come up with a bespoke plan, combining a traditional church burial with an environmentally-friendly coffin, for example, creating a thoughtful and personalised sendoff. Our knowledge of the local area means we know exactly where the most tranquil and beautiful locations are for green burials. Our highly experienced and professional funeral directors in Torbay, will be able to give you all the advice and support you need to choose the most appropriate ceremony for your loved one.

Woodland burials in Torbay

Torbay’s green burial ground is situated in Cockington Country Park. The site is part of Conqueror Wood, an 18-acre woodland planted in 2005. The green burial ground features impressive views and is located just off the A380.

 

With each burial, a memorial tree is planted nearby. The plot itself marked with a flat tablet style plaque. You can opt for single and double depth burials and the burial of ashes. The area attracts many bird species in addition to insects and wildflowers. Families and guests will receive packets of wildflower seed to scatter at the site.

A tranquil space with wildlife all around

Conqueror wood is a natural burial ground and this benefits lots of wildlife.  The rough cut glades provide many butterfly species with sheltered spaces to move within.  The hedgerows are home to the rare and endangered Cirl Bunting.

 

There is a wide range of species present at the site including numerous songbird species, hedgehogs, badgers, foxes and stoats. Other birdlife breeding in the immediate area includes Barn Owls, Kestrels and Great-Spotted Woodpeckers.

Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground

Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground near Totnes has beautiful views of the River Dart extending across the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground offers an ecological alternative to traditional burial or cremation and is open to all – regardless of faith or local residency, having a religious ceremony, a secular ceremony, or just a graveside gathering. The Meadow differs in feel and practice from a traditional churchyard or a municipal cemetery. Ashes can be interred here as well as green burials. Sharpham Meadow Burial Ground is cared for as a hay meadow. The grass is allowed to grow long and is only cut periodically. Only simple flat headstones are permitted and no other memorial items or plantings are allowed.

Other Green Burial locations

Stockman & Loram are also able to look after green burials in other locations. Below is a list of green burial sites in south Devon:

  • Conqueror Wood in Torquay
  • Sharpham Meadow near Totnes
  • Bidwell Woodland Burial at Rattery, near Totnes
  • Crossways at Cheriton Bishop
  • Yealmpton Woodland Burial at Yealmpton, near Kingsbridge

Green Burial Coffin Selection

Stockman & Loram have a wide range of coffins suitable fro green burial. These include Wicker coffins, Woollen coffins, Cardboard coffins, Wood coffins and Picture coffins:

  • Wicker coffins in various styles
  • Woollen coffins in white or grey
  • Bamboo coffins
  • Cardboard coffins
  • Colour picture coffins in hundreds of designs
  • Traditional wood coffins with rope or wood handles
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Get in touch on 01803 843 710, 01803 552 112 to arrange an eco-friendly funeral