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The choice of coffin is a very personal one. Eco coffins made from cardboard, willow, banana leaf and bamboo are acceptable at all of our parks as well as traditional wooden ones. However, our eco and conservation policies, mean metal caskets or zinc-lined coffins cannot be interred. Some people opt for a simple shroud made from natural fabric instead.

In some areas of our parks, you’re welcome to use any coffin (tapered at the shoulder with a removable lid) or casket (rectangular in shape with a hinged lid) that isn’t zinc lined. However, please be mindful that only our traditional burial graves, private gardens, gated gardens, and mausoleums can accommodate coffins and caskets. At the woodland and meadowland parks, it isn’t possible to use caskets in all areas because of their size.


Please also note that for a cremation service, metal/zinc lined caskets and metal ornaments
on any coffin are not permitted.