Natural Burial, Green Burial & Conservational Burial Grounds

Updated: May 3

A green burial is when the deceased is buried in a special cemetery or special section of a cemetery, that is referred to as a green or natural or conservational burial ground.

These are special cemeteries bc they typically do not allow the use of toxic embalming fluid, expensive caskets, polished monuments, concrete burial vaults.


Instead of caskets people use bio degradable material like shrouds, cardboard, wicker or common wood coffins, and in some cases those tree or mushroom pods.


At a natural cemetery you can decay the natural way while fertilizing the world that provided us everything in life.



The following at Hybrid, Natural, Green, and Conservational burial grounds organized my State in across the USA:



Alabama

Forest Lawn Memorials Gardens (H) 10000 Celeste Road Saraland AL 36571 Phone: (251) 675-0824

Spring Hill Memorial Gardens (H) 600 Pierce Road Mobile AL Phone: (251) 639-0962

Sunset Memorial Park Hybrid Cemetery Midland City, AL 36350 334-983-6604 www.sunsetmemorialpark.com Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens Hybrid Cemetery Dadeville, AL 36853 256-825-0038 www.alabamafuneralhomes.com The Good Earth Burial Ground Natural Burial Ground Hazel Green, AL 35750 256-655-2170 www.thegoodearthllc.com

Arizona

Marana Mortuary Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Marana, AZ 85653 520-682-9900 www.maranamortuarycemetery.com Sunwest Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery El Mirage, AZ 85335 623-974-2054 www.heritagefuneralchapels.com

Arkansas

Gracelawn Memorial Park Hybrid Cemetery Van Buren, AR 72956 479-922-2023

California

Cayetano Natural Burial Ground at Tulocay Hybrid Cemetery ​411 Coombsville Road ​Napa, CA 94558 707-252-4727 www.tulocaycemetery.org

Cherokee Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Nevada City, CA 95959 530-265-3461 www.nevadacemeterydistrict.com/green-burial Davis Cemetery and Arboretum Hybrid Cemetery Davis, CA 95618 530-756-7807 www.daviscemetery.org

Eternal Meadow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Mausoleum & Mortuary Hybrid Cemetery ​1847 14th Street ​Santa Monica, CA 90404 310-458-8717 woodlawn.cemetery@smgov.net ​www.woodlawnsm.com

Forever Fernwood 301 Tennessee Valley Rd Mill Valley, California 94941 Phone: (415) 383-7100

www.foreverfernwood.com

Gan Eden at Hillside Memorial ParkHybrid Cemetery

6001 W. Centinela Avenue

​Los Angeles, CA 90045

310-641-0707

pgoldstein@hillsidememorial.org

www.hillsidememorial.org

Greenlawn Memorial Park Hybrid Cemetery Colma, CA 94104 650-755-7622 www.greenlawnmemorialpark.com

Hillside Memorials Park & Mortuary (H)

6001 W Centinela Avenue Los Angeles, California 90045 Phone: (800) 576-1994

www.hillsidememorial.org

Kelsey Pioneer Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Kelsey, CA 95667 530-303-2445 www.kelseypioneercemetery.com

Joshua Tree Memorial Park 60121 29 Palms Highway Joshua Tree CA 92252 Phone (760) 366-9210

www.joshuatreememorialpark.com

Pleasant Hills Cemetery (H) 1700 Pleasant Hill Road Sebastopol CA 95472 Phone: (707) 869-2842

www.pleasanthillsmemorialpark.com

Purissima Natural Burial Ground Natural Burial Ground ​#1 Verde Road ​Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 609-628-2297

Soquel Cemetery Historic Hybrid Cemetery Soquel, CA 95073 609-464-8732 localwiki.org/santacruz/Soquel_Cemetery

Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery 4701 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento CA 95838 Phone (916) 922-5833

www.sunsetlawn.chapelofthechimes.com

Westwood Hills Memorial Park (H) 2720 Cold Springs Road Placerville CA 95667 Phone: (530) 622-2223

www.westwoodhillsmemorialpark.com

Woodlawn Cemetery* Eternal Meadow Hybrid Cemetery Santa Monica, CA 90404 310-458-8717 www.smgovnet/departments/cemetery/

Colorado

Crestone Cemetery - Natural Burial Ground 108 West Galena Ave. Crestone CO 81131 Phone: (719) 256-4313

www.townofcrestone.org

Evergreen Cemetery Municipal Hybrid Cemetery Colorado Springs, CO 80903 719-385-6251 www.coloradosprings.gov/evergreen-and-fairview-cemeteries

Evergreen Memorial Park Hybrid Cemetery Evergreen, CO 80439 303-674-7750 www.evergreenmemorialpark.com

Fairview Cemetery Municipal Hybrid Cemetery Colorado Springs, CO 80903 719-385-6251 www.coloradosprings.gov/evergreen-and-fairview-cemeteries