Welcome to Humber Woodland of Remembrance, the first green burial ground in Herefordshire

Humber Woodland of Remembrance
Humber Woodland of Remembrance offers green burials
in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, surrounded by
wildflowers, trees and wonderful views
Humber Woodland of Remembrance
Before we opened in 2003, we planted more than 1,600 trees.
Now, almost 20 years later, they are beautifully established
and wildflowers flourish
Humber Woodland of Remembrance
Green burial is the oldest form of burial and is
much better for the environment than cremation
Diane Thomas of Humber Woodland of Remembrance
In 2021 were awarded The Best Natural Burial Ground
in the West Midlands!

Latest news

  • West of Britain Winner 2021

Best in the West!

For the third year running Humber Woodland of Remembrance has been awarded The Best Natural Burial Ground in the West Midlands!

‘Woodland Burial’ by Pam Ayres

Don’t lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a wall
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.

The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done
I’ll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.

Reproduced by kind permission of Pam Ayres, from her book Surgically Enhanced

Awards and accreditations

West of Britain Region Winner award logo
NDC West of Britain Winner 2019/20
West of Britain Winner 2021
Member of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds
For more information about Humber Woodland of Remembrance, please contact us.