Clovery Woods of Rest
Clovery Woods of Rest is a natural burial ground in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It was founded and is run by Alexander and Fiona Rankin whose main aim has always been to rejuvenate the local surroundings, encourage the return of wildlife and allow for a peaceful, natural place where people can be buried and pay their respects.
The natural burial ground in Aberdeenshire is currently accepting applications for eco-burials and the interment of ashes. They also offer a hall for the celebration of life where non-denominational and denominational services can be held prior to an eco-burial.
The woodland burial ground is open to visitors during daylight hours, there is disabled access and dogs are welcome under close supervision. There are washroom facilities available for those attending services but other visitors should make arrangements for such before arriving.
Clovery Woods of Rest have strong links with local funeral directors and are happy to put you in touch with funeral directors who are able to organise green burials. This includes the sourcing of biodegradable coffins and eco-friendly methods of preservation.
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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.