Surrounded by over 1,000 acres of rolling hills, meadows, and protected woodlands, more square area than the Emerald Necklace, The Gardens produces more Oxygen and is greener than any other cemetery in Boston.
Greener and Natural Burial Ceremonies allow for a minimal environmental impact, aid in the conservation of natural resources, reduce carbon emissions and help preserve the natural habitat in which The Gardens is situated.
We have found that Natural is not “one size fits all” and there are many shades of so called “Green Burials”.
Many options are available to customize these ceremonies including the use of a shroud or simple biodegradable casket going directly into the ground with no cement liner. The Gardens has conducted over 800 of these ceremonies.
Green and more Natural Burials can be combined with any of our ceremonies including Extraordinary Funeral, Farewell Ceremony, Celebration of Life, and Non-Religious Ceremony.
Many people have Googled “Green Burial” and have an idea of how they would like to be laid to rest.
May we encourage you to talk with your family and write down how you want to be remembered as well.
Working with a Certified Celebrant or knowledgeable Funeral Director would be extremely helpful creating a meaningful personalized ceremony which would include a Natural Burial.