Eden Valley Woodland Burial Ground ~ The Natural Choice

Eden Valley Woodland Burial Ground is an affordable, modern, green cemetery located in tranquil north west Kent.

The site is operated by The Natural Death Centre Charity which has been at the forefront of the natural burial movement for the last 25 years. The charity also operates the Association of Natural Burial Grounds, the only organisation to scrutinise and monitor natural burial ground provision in the UK.

The trustees wished to open their own burial site, offering not only a fantastic option for families in the area but also providing a flagship, best practice site where would-be managers and operators, from all over the world, can train and experience the joys and responsibility of running a natural burial ground.

The site is twenty minutes from Junction 6 of the M25, and by car London is just over an hour away. Edenbridge is served by two railway lines connecting with London in under fifty minutes.

Creating a natural Planting trees and flowers at Eden Valley Woodland Burial Ground in Kent
Need directions to Eden Valley? simply follow the sign!

Professional Grounds Management.

Eden Valley Burial Ground is managed by Martin House who is supported by his wife Amy and family. Martin, a former landscape architect, runs the day to day activities of the site including meeting families, running funerals and hand-digging the graves.

Should you wish to be shown around the site, Martin will make you most welcome and explain everything to you.

Martin was awarded ‘Gravedigger of the Year’ at the 2017 Good Funeral Awards.

Director – Rosie Inman-Cook

Rosie Inman-Cook is Manager of the Natural Death Centre and Director of Eden Valley Burial Ground. This is the first burial ground the charity has opened, but the third led by Rosie, making her a UK expert on Natural Burial. In her rike at the Natural Death Centre (NDC) she supports the public in all aspects of funeral planning.

As part of the NDC, she also runs the Association of Natural Burial Grounds which provides a code of conduct for natural burial sites to follow, protecting the public and ensuring best practice.

The Natural Death Centre

Eden Valley Woodland Burial Grounds is operated and managed by The Natural Death Centre Charity, who have been at the forefront of the green natural burial grounds movement since the early 1990s. It runs the Association of Natural (green) Burial Grounds, the only organisation that scrutinises the green burial movement in the UK.

The charity has established this cemetery to demonstrate best practice, to train prospective green cemetery managers from around the UK and abroad, and to offer an affordable, positive experience for bereaved families in the Kent area.

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