Frequently Asked Questions

How do I arrange a Funeral at Tithe Green Burial Ground?

The majority of funerals at Tithe Green are arranged through local Funeral Directors who then liaise directly with us to organise the funeral on your behalf. It is possible however for a family to make their own funeral arrangements. We would be very happy to offer help and advice on all aspects of funeral planning under these circumstances.

What kinds of burials are available at Tithe Green?

Tithe Green is able to offer both woodland and meadow burials, as well as the interment of ashes. A woodland burial is one where a tree is placed directly on the grave whereas a meadow burial is in an open meadow.

In addition memorial trees can be purchased and planted to form woodland adjacent to the meadow burials and it is possible to inter ashes when planting such trees.

How am I able to mark a grave site?

Marking of graves is permitted only by the placing of a grave plaque flat to the ground. Trees can also be marked with a plaque. All plaques must be purchased by direct consultation with Tithe Green to ensure the site maintains the feel of a natural burial ground.

Can I buy a burial plot in advance?

Yes, both meadow and woodland plots can be pre-purchased. Plots are normally chosen at the time of burial, or in the case of family meadow plots, at the time of the first burial. Any fees with regard to interment or the purchase of trees and plaques cannot normally be pre-purchased and are made at the time of burial.

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.

What if I have other questions?

The Tithe Green manager will be happy to discuss the burial ground or any other questions with you and is contactable on the details to the right of this page.