Donations - JustGiving
Buying land, restoring woodland and then maintaining it, all costs money. As a 'Not for Profit' charity you can be assured that every penny earns its keep! Please help us by donating today. Thank you.
You are always welcome at the woodland, whether attending a funeral, visiting a loved one or just wanting a stroll with nature. Directions to the woodland can be found by clicking here.
A little about us...
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 11 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.
At a glance...
Protected and guaranteed for ever. One of only two such woodland sites in the United Kingdom.
Eco Friendly Burial
Green, natural burials with eco-coffins, shrouds or urns supports and protects the environment.
All people are welcome, of any faith or none. You may rest here in peace and tranquility for all time.
Not for Profit Charity
Our 'not for profit' status ensures costs are kept to the bare minimum allowing more people to benefit from a green burial.
Burials & Ashes
We support both woodland funerals and interments and offer plot reservation too - true peace of mind.
Discover More... Our Complete Woodland Burial Guide
This website contains all the information that we believe you will need to organise a burial, interment or simply to reserve a plot for future use. However, we do also provide a Booklet which summarises all these points and more. You can download a copy and print it off or simply view it online by following this link:- The Complete Woodland Burial Guide.
Christmas saw me visiting your Woodland...there is no comparison, beautiful...respectful...classy...no matter what the season.
Always looks beautiful whatever the time of year …what a brilliant job you do!! It’s a credit to the team.
Peaceful setting for a burial ground, easy to find but set back away from the road. Silent most of the time except for wild life. Helpful people and easy process to arrange or book a place. Respectfully maintained but keeping a wild edge and in time will mature well. Easy access for everyone. Footpaths around mean you can walk or take the dog if so wish.
So peaceful,beautiful,and just an amazing place and wonderful people to greet you on a burial.
Such a beautiful place...peaceful and tranquil. I couldn't have found a more perfect place. The staff are lovely and very compassionate too
A wonderfully peaceful place without all the formality of a traditional burial ground.
St. Albans Woodland Burial Trust, thank you, it is a stunning and peaceful place.
Always so beautiful whenever I visit.
Stunning at Xmas & New year, such a beautiful resting place.