Brightwater Green Burial Ground
Brightwater Green Burial Meadow is a woodland burial site in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire which is a picturesque location for a green burial. The site is a wildflower meadow and woodland area whose beauty is enhanced by a number of birds, insects and wild animals which have made it their home.
There are natural burial plots, combined burial and ashes plots available, and the site also allows the interment of ashes. From a graveside funeral to a religious celebration, families are free to hold a personal service that best reflects the wishes of the person who has died.
Families can choose to organise part or all of the green funeral, or alternatively get the help of a funeral director. The staff are happy to suggest local funeral directors that can help families make arrangements. They are also able to recommend a list of eco friendly suppliers who can create coffins, caskets and shrouds in natural materials such as cardboard, willow, seagrass, cane, felt, pine, bamboo and willow.
To honour the memory of the person who has died, an engraved memorial granite plaque with the name and date of the person who has died may be purchased. Alternatively, families can take part in a tree planting ceremony and choose to plant a native tree such as lime, oak, field maple, wild cherry or rowan in designated woodland areas of the site. After every burial the family is given local wildflower seeds that can scattered around the grave. Every autumn, on daffodil planting day, families can choose to plant bulbs such as snowdrops and bluebells.
If you wish to have a private ceremony, reception or wake, you can do so at the Hay Barn, a stone and brick building at the premises which is able to accommodate up to 50 people. Refreshments can also be organised at the venue. There is plenty of parking available at the venue.
You don’t need an appointment to visit the natural burial site, but do make an appointment for a guided tour. Call for more information and guidance on all aspects of a green burial.
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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.