Binning Memorial Woodland
Binning Memorial Woodland is set in the historic and much loved Binning Wood and provides a woodland burial ground in East Lothian, Scotland. It offers an idyllic location set in 300 acres of protected woodland and provides the perfect location for anyone who would prefer a woodland burial.
The majority of Binning Wood was felled between 1942-1945 and the lumber was used in the building of Mosquitoes bombers. The site was replanted and in the last sixty years has grown to an impressive and majestic state. The grounds are tended by a sensitive and discrete woodland service and once the space has been filled, the area will revert to natural woodland and be placed under long term preservation and protection.
Binning Memorial Woodland is a family owned business, operated by Ben and Sarah Gray. The site was bought by John, Ben’s father, in 2003 and the family have since aimed to turn the land into an environmentally sustainable, natural burial ground.
The Grays have close links to local funeral directors and are happy to help set up communications with them so that you can arrange a funeral at Binning Memorial Woodland. Through trusted funeral directors in the East Lothian area, environmentally friendly options for coffins, caskets and cremation urns can be purchased for green burials.
The site is open to visitors throughout the daylight hours and washroom facilities are available for those attending services. There is car parking available and dogs are allowed, under close supervision. All denominations as well as non-denominational services are welcome to arrange green funerals at Binning Memorial Woodlands. Celebrations of life can be carried out at the burial grounds and should you wish to plant flowers at the burial site, Binning Memorial Woodland offer native bulbs on request.
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A guide to woodland burials
For more information about woodland burials, advice on how to find a natural burial ground and guidance on costs, read our helpful guide to Woodland Burials and Green Funerals.