Finding peace in a woodland burial

As we all grow more aware of the Earth’s fragility, so many wish to leave the lightest of footprints and choose a natural burial. The body is placed in a shroud or coffin made from sustainable and bio-degradable material and unlike a traditional cemetery, natural burial grounds take care is to protect and enhance the environment, allowing your loved ones to become part of a habitat rich with a variety of plants and wildlife. Trees and plants may form a natural and fitting memorial.

Specialists in the field

At A.J. Adkinson & Son, we specialise in natural burial funerals, for residents of South Wigston and the greater Leicestershire community, so our staff are well-equipped to guide you through this important and sometimes challenging decision. Natural and woodland burials may be religious or non-religious occasions, with the option also available to take the service yourself. Services may take place at a variety of venues, or at the graveside.

Natural burial grounds versus the cemetery

The restrictions put in place by natural burial grounds are not suited to everybody’s requirements. We can advise you on the finer details that may impact your decision.


Natural burial grounds within Leicestershire are run by the Natural Burial Company at Scraptoft and Prestwold, The Willows is a family run burial ground near South Croxton, just outside Queniborough. There are also sites at Markfield and further afield near Rugby and Stamford.

Advice on a natural burial

With four generations of experience, A.J. Adkinson & Son is familiar with various sites of natural burial throughout Leicestershire. Our staff in Great Glen can discuss the different options with you at length to ensure you find the site that best suits your requirements.

For further information on natural burials, contact us on


0116 278 3381