Sun Rising
Natural Burial Ground and Nature Reserve
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The Burial of Embalmed Bodies

Because emblaming (or 'hygenic treatment') and its use of toxic chemicals is very seldom necessary, and because our ethos is to protect the environment and help the nature reserve to thrive, we regret that we are unable to accept embalmed bodies for burial at Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground. Similar policies are held by nearly all natural burial grounds.

The only time where we would bend our rules is where the deceased has been through a postmorten, or repatriation, and preserving chemicals may have necessarily been used. Get in touch with us if you have any queries.