Rest at One with Nature with our Green Burials

For many of us, choosing a funeral that is considerate to the environment is important.  Stockman & Loram funeral directors in Paignton and Brixham are experienced in arranging green burials and funerals that include eco friendly choices.


Green burials are the perfect choice for nature lovers or people who are concerned about their impact on the environment. Stockman & Loram provide a range of options for green funerals and burials throughout Torbay, Teignbridge and the South Hams. You can choose to combine traditional funeral services with green choices. For instance such as having a wicker coffin for more traditional cremations or church funerals, or a woodland burial with a cardboard coffin. 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.

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
Call Us
Get in touch on 01803 843 710, 01803 552 112 to arrange an eco-friendly funeral