Frequently Asked Questions about a Natural Cemetery Eco Burial
How do I arrange a funeral at Ketton Park
We work closely with Funeral Directors to ensure that the
needs and wishes of the deceased, family and friends are met.
Funeral Directors liaise direct with us to organise your funeral
on your behalf, although you are welcome to telephone our
office if you have any further questions.
Can people be buried next to each other?
Yes, adjacent plots can be purchased, although we recommend
this is done at the same time as availability at a later date
cannot be guaranteed.
Can I purchase a tree?
Yes, a commemorative tree can be planted at the appropriate time of year from a selection which includes Ash, Maple, Fir, Lime, Hornbeam, Silverbirch, Cherry and Beech. The trees are not planted on graves, they are planted in copses around the burial ground.
How will I know which tree is mine?
An engraved tree plaque will be inserted into the ground at the base of your tree.
Can I buy a plot before I die?
Yes, to secure a particular position now for use in the future
you can pre-book a plot. An increasing number of people are
organising their own burial arrangements. This has several
benefits, it allows you to determine the nature of the funeral
and burial you would like and removes the burden of the decision
from your family at a very difficult time.
Can flowers be left on the grave?
Yes. Cut flowers only may be laid on the grave, with ribbons
and cellophone removed. Once flowers start to deteriorate
staff will remove them. Funeral tributes may be put on a grave
removed from their wrappers and stay there until they become
unsightly, then they will be removed.
Can ashes be buried loose or do they have to be in
Ashes can be buried loose or in an urn.
Can ashes be scattered?
Yes, in the mature spinney of trees towards the bottom of
Ketton Park. You can choose to mark the area with a granite
remembrance plaque if required.
What will happen to Ketton Park's natural cemetery in years to come?
It is Ketton Park Green Burial's plan for the Park to remain
as a natural meadow and woodland even after your 99 year lease.
How does Ketton Park compare with other green burial
Ketton Park is a natural cemetery in a meadow with a picturesque south facing
setting. We take pride in our meadow and highly trained staff
who provide a first class service. We work closely with Funeral
Directors, so that the deceased, their families and friends
receive the very best attention at all stages of what can
be a sad and difficult process.