New England Green Funerals

Green Burial Grounds

In England the green burial movement began in 1993 with the opening of The Woodland Burial ground within Carlisle Cemetery. Today there are over 200 natural, or green, burial sites in the UK. The first dedicated green burial ground in the US, Ramsey Creek Preserve, opened in South Carolina in 1998.

There are currently a few dozen dedicated green burial grounds in the United States, including options in Maine & Vermont, listed below*. We are happy to work on your behalf with any burial ground.

Maine

Cedar Brook Burial Ground

Rainbow’s End Natural Cemetery

  • Orrington, Maine
  • 14 acre natural burial ground
  • Includes meadowland and pine forest
  • On the Penobscot River

Vermont

Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery

  • Brattleboro, VT
  • Hybrid burial ground
  • 50 plots are dedicated as green; future expansion is possible

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