Frequently Asked questions

Below are examples of questions that we get asked, please do feel free to ask us if there is a special wish or anything that you are unclear about.
Can we hold a non religious service?
Yes, you may have the service of your choice; there are many celebrants who will create a beautiful service to celebrate the life of your loved one. If the family feel confident then you may conduct a service yourselves.
Can we hold a religious service in our chosen place of worship and then come for burial?
Yes certainly and then your minister will take the committal/blessing at the graveside.
Can we hold the whole service at the burial ground?
Can we bring the family dog?

Dogs are permitted but they MUST be on a short lead at all times even in the car park. NO dog fouling. Please ensure you have bags with you and that you clear up after your dog.

Can we take photos?
Please do, we encourage our families to consider doing this.
Are we allowed to bring flowers?
Yes, as long as the family haven’t requested “no flowers” or “family flowers only”.  Please no plastic wrapping and see our terms and conditions above.
Do we have to use a funeral director?

The answer is no, but your loved one will need to be cared for between the time of death until the funeral. We can help and advise.

Can you recommend a funeral director?
We can advise you as to who has conducted funerals at DHNBG.
We have been to a funeral director and enquired about natural burial and they put us off, what do we do now?
Ask another funeral director; it is your right to shop around as with any purchase. We are passionate that our families have a special funeral, as unique as their loved one was and an unforgettable experience. Please speak to our Manager who should be able to assist you in this matter.
What type of music can we have?
In a word “anything”.
Can we choose the position of the grave?
Yes in most cases, within a general area.
Is it possible to reserve an adjacent plot?

Yes, please contact us for full details.

Can I be buried next to a family member or friend?
Yes, family plots are available for purchase within the meadow areas and in this instance the actual plots are chosen at the time of the first burial. Family plots are not possible with woodland burials as it would not be practical to dig a grave alongside established trees at some point in the future.
Do we own the grave?

No, just the exclusive right of burial.

Can I buy a burial plot in advance?

Yes, plots may be pre-purchased, please contact us for more information.

Are there any ongoing charges or expenses?
Can we come back to visit?

Yes, you are most welcome.

Can we bring flowers when we visit?

We acknowledge that some people will feel the need to bring flowers, please see our terms and conditions and regulations of use.

Can we plant flowers?

Unfortunately no, as it is our intention to create a naturally developed meadow land.

Am I able to mark a grave site?

Yes, with a stone plaque provided by our specified supplier, or trees may be requested on full burial plots.

Are there any facilities for a service or wake?

There are no facilities on site, but a room is available for hire at Locko Hall.

What if I have other questions?

Please contact our manager as detailed on our Contact Us page, or call 07715 659901.

More questions?

If you have any further questions, our Dale Hill Natural Burial Ground manager (Tracie) will be more than happy to answer them.

07715 659901

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Natural, eco-friendly or environmentally-friendly burial is the interment of the deceased person in the soil in a way that does not stop natural decomposition but allows the body to recycle naturally. It is an growing alternative to other traditional burial methods.
Trees rather than traditional head stones are planted to mark the location of the grave.
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