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.
Cedar Brook Burial Ground
- Limington, Maine
- Two acre natural burial ground
- Within an active 150 acre woodlot
Rainbow’s End Natural Cemetery
- Orrington, Maine
- 14 acre natural burial ground
- Includes meadowland and pine forest
- On the Penobscot River
Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery
- Brattleboro, VT
- Hybrid burial ground
- 50 plots are dedicated as green; future expansion is possible