• "Woodland Open Day!"

    The Woodland Burial Ground is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. If you missed our Open Day on 9th September, don't worry, take a look at our Latest Newsletter which has plenty of interesting articles and gives you a feel about the woodland, our aims and achievements.

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    A lasting legacy
    ...as nature intended
    Entrance to the woodland burial ground in keysoe
  • Protected Status

    One of only two woodlands in the UK that are protected. The woodland first received consecrated status back in 2007, guaranteeing its future and ensuring those that lay their heads here, do so in peace and tranquility for all time.

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    Guaranteed Protection
    ...for ever
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  • Restoring the Balance

    With deforestation and the destruction of natural habitats, this is our opportunity to help redress the balance. To restore Ancient Woodland and recreate the perfect environment for wildlife and native fauna to flourish.

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    Protecting the Environment
    Supporting Nature & Wildlife
    woodland glade for burial and interment of ashes. Oak, ash, willow and other native trees replenish lost ancient woodland
The award winning St. Albans Woodland Burial Trust celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year and its Open Day was on 9th September 2017. A big thank you to all those who offered their support and to those who visited the woodland. It was wonderful to meet so many people - an amazing turnout in the end despite the weather and the feedback was phenomenal to say the least. It certainly allowed us to show off all our achievements and to demonstrate how we are working in conjunction with nature, to ensure the cycle of life continues in the most eco-friendly and green way possible, combating the effects of deforestation, alleviating pressure on the environment and supporting our natural wildlife and native fauna.
Whilst the woodland resides in the extensive St Albans Diocese, from which it takes its name, it is open to everyone in the UK and offers an environmentally friendly alternative to the municipal crematoriums and overcrowded church cemeteries.
We are turning back the clock, restoring native woodland and genuinely making a difference - a truly natural, eco-friendly solution with the added benefit of protected status (one of only two such woodlands in the UK).
Over the last 10 years, our managed woodland has expanded significantly and already extends to over 12 acres thanks to your support and that of our Friends. Already a further 60 acres of young trees have been planted around us.
Every woodland burial, interment of ashes and donation helps us restore the 350 acres of ancient woodland that once stood here. Reserve or allow your loved one to rest here amongst the peace and tranquility of tomorrows ancient woodland.