What is Natural Burial

For those of us who are concerned that our final resting place should have as little impact on the environment as possible, and those who wish to leave behind a protected corner of Welsh countryside, will find “natural burial” a positive and comforting choice.

Essentially, natural burial is where the body is laid to rest in a biodegradable coffin or shroud.  The graves are not marked with headstones or wooden crosses, but simply planted with a shrub or alternatively wild flowers suitable to the area. It becomes a living, breathing legacy, a protected nature reserve to be enjoyed not only by visitors in the future but the local wildlife too.

Grave locations are carefully recorded using grid reference system co-ordinates. Each identified by a small stone marker placed in the ground after the burial, which will be supplied by us. The marker will bear only the grave number. It will be used as a reference point, ensuring family members visit the correct grave, giving you peace of mind, and for any future burials in the plot will be a secondary reference for us.

Planning a funeral

Arranging a funeral – If you are in the process of arranging a funeral, thinking about natural burial as an option for you or a member of your family, look no further than Beacons Park Natural Burial Ground.  See our information page for options available, or contact us here.

Planning ahead – if you think natural burial is for you, please visit our information page for further information. If you would like to arrange a guided visit of Beacons Park please contact us to arrange this.  And should you decide you want your resting place to be in the beautiful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons national park, it is possible to secure your burial plot in advance.  For information about our options and prices, please click here

Tree planting/memorials

Recommended Trees – Only those trees sourced and supplied by us can be planted. This is to ensure that all trees are of the correct provenance and are not garden hybrids or trees from foreign nurseries that could introduce disease to the area.

Recommend wild flowers – Only those sourced and supplied by us can be planted.

Bird & Bat boxes – These will be supplied and fitted by us, please contact us if you would like to have a bird or bat box in memory of your loved one.