George Ball & Son
George Ball & Son
George Ball & Son Independent Family Run Traditional and Alternative Funerals
George Ball & SonIndependent Family RunTraditional and Alternative Funerals

Burials With Nature

We have over 20 years experience in arranging green funerals and can provide you with the all the necessary guidance.


Green funerals focus on preserving the environment, local wildlife and any archeological interests at the funeral site. In addition, coffins can be made of easily biodegradable materials such as recycled wood, bamboo, wicker or cardboard, or an alternative shroud may replace the coffin altogether. The difference between a woodland and a nature reserve burial site is very simple. At a woodland site relatives may plant a tree as a memorial to their loved ones, though headstones and other memorial plaques are almost always prohibited. At a nature reserve burial site small wooden biodegradable plaques may be used to mark the grave and flowers befitting the local environment planted on the grave.


There are woodland cemeteries throughout the North West including:


Friends of Nature Burial Ground, Mobberley

Highfield Cemetery, Bredbury

Blackley, Manchester

Worsley, Manchester

Thornsett, Derbyshire

Saddleworth, Oldham


If this appeals to you, please discuss it with us, we will be able assist with all aspects of burials with nature.

Contact us

You can call us, 24hrs a day, 365 days a year where a member of our staff will be available to assist you.


You can also use our contact form.

Our Branches:

39 Derby Range,

Heaton Moor,

Stockport, SK4 4AB


52 Sandy Lane,

Heaton Norris,

Stockport, SK5 7NZ


Chapel of Rest in Heaton Moor