T.A. Ellement & Son
Professional, Trusted Funeral Directors

Woodland Burials & Eco-Friendly Funerals

Over recent years people have been planning for a more natural funeral, choosing to be laid to rest in a woodland or other outdoor setting.

T.A. Ellement & Son is more than happy to arrange such a service and have been leading the way in more environmentally-friendly funerals across the boroughs of Hillingdon and Harrow.

We are here to advise, guide and support you whatever your funeral requirements, and we can fully explain all of the options available.

Peace and Tranquillity

A woodland funeral usually takes place in natural burial grounds, or designated woodland burial sites in larger cemeteries. There are now 260 natural burial grounds around the country with the nearest being situated in West Drayton and the largest in the UK at Chiltern’s Woodland Burial Park. Woodcock Hill Cemetery in nearby Rickmansworth is just one of the local cemeteries that have a special woodland area.

Serene Setting

Designed to look as much like a meadow or forest as possible, a natural burial ground does not permit headstones or other traditional funeral details but you are still welcome to visit and pay your respects.

Some woodland burial settings will allow you to plan a memorial tree or to scatter wild-flower seeds that will bloom every year.

Dedicated Coffins

As you would expect, for a more environmentally-aware funeral, we provide a selection of bespoke coffins.

At T.A. Ellement & Sons we specialise in unique biodegradable coffins, as well as a range of beautiful willow and wicker coffins. If you are unsure as to just what a woodland burial involves, then ask a member of our experienced staff as they will be able to explain all the available options.

We can also assist with any questions you may have about shrouds and garments.


Should you wish to, at T.A. Ellement, we are now also able to provide eco-friendly urns following cremation. Our staff can talk you through the various choices and we currently have a range of urns available in willow and bamboo among others.

Our dedicated team are here to listen and guide you to the best outcome for you and your loved ones. Whatever your question or query, we are on hand to offer help and support.

Practical Matters

T.A. Ellement & Son has been offering funeral services for more than three decades across the local Harrow and Hillingdon area and have been the first choice for many looking to hold a natural burial service.

Costs can vary depending on location, service and celebrant, but we offer an open and honest pricing policy designed to keep you informed at all times.

Our dedicated team will do all we can to ensure that you and your loved one are looked after every step of the way.

Professional, Trusted Funeral Directors

With more than 135 years’ experience of funeral care, T.A. Ellement is Hillingdon and Harrow’s most trusted funeral director. We are available six days a week and can be reached on: 01923 825372 (Northwood); and 020 88660324 (Pinner), 01895 621950 (Ruislip), 01923 911004(Rickmansworth). Alternatively, you can drop us a line at: funerals@taellement.co.uk


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