What if I want to cancel my Sapling Plan?
If you change your mind within 28 days of your application being accepted, you can return your documents for a full refund – with no questions asked. If you cancel your plan mid-term, the company reserves the right to retain £500 of the burial plot price and £250 of the ash interment plot price to cover administration costs.
How do we find you ?
GreenAcres Chiltern is easily accessible by car; the park is located just outside Beaconsfield, not far from the M40.
Approaching the park from the M40 – exit at junction 2 and take the A355 (signposted to Beaconsfield). At the first roundabout take the second exit, the A40 (signposted to Gerrards Cross) and continue along it for approximately 0.5 miles. After passing the speed camera, turn left into Potkiln Lane (signposted to Jordans). The entrance to the Park is on the left hand side of the road after approximately 400 yards.
Approaching the park from the Amersham area – at the south side of the town, take the A355 (signposted to Beaconsfield). Continue on the A355 to the end of the road, where you will be at east end of Old Beaconsfield. Take the second exit from the mini-roundabout, signposted to the M40. At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto the A40 towards Gerrards Cross, and continue for approximately 0.5 miles. After passing the speed camera, turn left into Potkiln Lane (signposted to Jordans). The entrance to the Park is on the left hand side of the road after approximately 400 yards.
Approaching the park from the Uxbridge area – at the northwest end of the town, take the A4020 (Oxford Road) to the Denham roundabout. Go under the motorway, and take the A40 (Oxford Road) keeping to the left hand lane as you approach the traffic lights junction with the A413. Keep on the A40 through Tatling End and past Gerrards Cross Common, continuing past The Bellhouse Hotel on your left, then take the next right into Potkiln Lane (signposted to Jordans). The entrance to the Park is on the left hand side of the road after approximately 400 yards.
If you are travelling by train – the nearest railway station on Chiltern Rail is Seer Green & Jordans, from where a five minute taxi ride will bring you to the park. More frequent trains stop at either Gerrards Cross or Beaconsfield stations, although both are a few miles away.
The only bus service that comes close to the Park is the A40 – however, as there is a distance to walk from the nearest bus stop and no footpaths along Potkiln Lane, this is not a means of travel that we would recommend for visitors.
Can we choose the exact place for the burial?
Throughout the park we have special dedicated Burial Trees and burial areas; along with one of our team you can choose the place that suits you best.
What payment options do I have?
Payment is required before the service or interment takes place. You can pay via credit or debit card, cheque or by a bank transfer. For those who wish to secure a place with us in the future you can pay in advance over 12 months using our interest-free instalment plan. Our Sapling Plan cover the cost of the plot price only. The services of a Funeral Director and the use of the Woodland Hall for a service are not included in the plan. If you wish to include these services, please contact your local park for further information.
Do we need an appointment to visit the park?
It is advisable to make an appointment to visit the park. Many of our visitors come because they enjoy the beauty of woodland and we actively encourage the parks to be used by all. However, sometimes it’s worth a quick phone call to the team to check the park has not been closed for a few hours. We sometimes need to do this, perhaps owing to some woodland management programmes that need to be completed, adverse weather conditions or a funeral taking place is that of a public figure and the family have asked for complete privacy.
Can flowers be left on a grave?
Yes of course. Cut flowers may be laid on the grave but in keeping with the woodland environment cellophane and ribbons need to be removed. When flowers start to deteriorate, one of our woodland team will remove them to keep the grave looking well cared for. If you think you might want to present flowers in a more traditional way in a vase, we can provide wooden vases made with dowels in the bottom so they can be inserted into the earth and remain upright.
What if I don't want to mark the grave?
Some people choose not to mark a grave with a wooden memorial which is very much a personal choice. However, whenever we bury anyone at our parks we record the graves very carefully and use both traditional mapping and GPS technology to ensure that there is a permanent record of each person who is buried with us and their location.
Do you say what kind of coffin is allowed?
The choice of coffin is a very personal one. Perhaps you would prefer not to have a coffin and would rather a shroud or other natural fabric-covering that will not harm the environment. Other eco coffins include cardboard, willow, banana leaf and bamboo which, along with traditional wooden coffins, are acceptable at all of our parks.We are committed to complying with our eco and conservation policies. With this in mind we do not allow metal caskets or zinc-lined coffins to be interred.
Can people be buried together?
All of our Full Burial and Ash Interment plots are double depth, with the exception of some areas in the meadow. This allows for the plot to be used by a second person, perhaps a close family member or loved one, when their need arises. Should you choose not to share a final resting place then there is no obligation to use the second interment space.
Is the ground in your burial park consecrated?
No, but individual graves can be blessed.
Must there be a religious service?
We pride ourselves on our relationships with both the local clergy and the local independent celebrant team, ensuring the requirements of both the religious and secular community are met.
How do I know that you will take care of the cemeteries and ceremonial parks?
Unlike some other burial sites or cemeteries, we take the long-term care of the place where your loved one is buried very seriously. A trust is in place to maintain our cemeteries and ceremonial parks.
Can we bury ashes as well as a full burial?
Yes you can. Our burial trees are chosen to offer the widest choice and ashes can be buried close to the foot of the chosen tree. You can also scatter ashes at our dedicated ash scattering area and we also offer the option of a burial either full burial or ashes where no memorial posts are included. For many the park itself becomes the place of remembrance.
How do we actually arrange a funeral at GreenAcres Chiltern?
Your funeral director will be able to advise you as we work very closely with them. In many instances the family either with or without the funeral director will visit the park and sit with one of our experienced staff and explain what they need arranging. If the funeral director has not visited with you, we will then include them in those arrangements ensuring there is nothing missed. And don’t worry – if we think you might have forgotten something we will let you know.