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

Roselawn Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery 2718 East Mulberry Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 970-221-6810 ​www.fcgov.com/cemeteries/greenburial.php

Seven Stones Botanical Garden Natural Cemetery Littleton, CO 80125 303-717-7117 ​info@discoversevenstones.com www.discoversevenstones.com

Connecticut

Wooster Cemetery (H) 20 Ellsworth Avenue Danbury CT 06810 Phone: (203) 748-8529

woostercemetery@yahoo.comwww.wooster-cemetery.com

Fountain Hills Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Deep River, CT 06417 860-526-6020 www.deepriverct.us/Pages/DeepRiverCT_Bcomm/Cem/index

District of Columbia

Historic Congressional Cemetery (H) 1801 E Street, Southeast Washington DC 20003 Phone: (202) 543-0539

pwilliams@congressionalcemetery.orgwww.congressionalcemetery.org

Florida

Brooksville Cemetery (H) Green Meadow Section 1275 Olmes Road Brooksville FL 34601 Phone: (352) 544-5455 , 352-540-3806

www.cityofbrooksville.us

www.ci.brooksville.fl.us

Eternal Rest Memories Park (H)

2966 Belcher Road, Dunedin, Florida 34698 Phone: (727) 733-2300

www.facebook.com/pages/Eternal-Rest-Memorial-Park

Glendale Memorial Park Nature Reserve 297 Railroad Avenue DeFuniak Springs FL 32433 Phone: (850) 859 2141

www.glendalenaturepreserve.org Heartwood Preserve Conservation Burial Ground Trinity, FL 34655 727-376-5111 www.heartwoodpreserve.com

Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery, Conservation Burial, Inc. and Alachua Conservation Trust, Inc., 7204 SE County Road 234, Gainesville, FL 32641 Phone: (352) 317-7307

info@prairiecreekconservationcemetery.org www.prairiecreekconservationcemetery.org

Riverview Memorial Gardens Hybrid Cemetery Cocoa, FL 32926 321-632-9050 www.riverviewmemorialcemetery.com

South Florida Jewish Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery 6081 S Congress Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33462 561-376-9972 www.southfloridajewishcemetery.org

Georgia

Honey Creek Woodlands 212 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA Phone: (770) 483-7535

www.honeycreekwoodlands.com

Milton Fields 1150 Birmingham Road Milton GE 30004 Phone: (770) 751-1445

www.miltonfieldgeorgia.com

Hawaii

Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery (H) 105 Waiale Road Wailuku Maui HI 96793 Phone: (808) 244-4911

Idaho

Mountain View Green Cemetery 3770 Lemhi Road Leadore ID 83464 Phone: (208) 768-7095 , 208-768-7404

www.mountainviewgreencemetery.com

Illinois

Lithuanian National Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Justice, IL 60458 708-458-0638 www.lithnatcemetery.com

Pleasant Grove Memorial Park Hybrid Cemetery Murphysboro, IL 62966 618-687-1145 www.crainsonline.com/services/green-funerals

Roselawn Memorial Park (H) 1735 South Camp Butler Road Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: (217) 525-1661

info@roselawninfo.comwww.roselawninfo.com

Windridge Memorial Park & Nature Sanctuary Natural Burial Park 7014 S. Rawson Bridge Road Cary IL 60013 Phone: (847) 639-3883

Indiana

Kessler Woods at Washington Park North

Cemetery and Funeral Center (H) 2706 Kessler Blvd. West Drive Indianapolis, IN Phone: (317) 251-5959

Oak Hill Cemetery Natural Burial Ground 392 W. Oak Hill Road ​Crawfordsville, IN 47933 765-362-6602 oakhillc@sbcglobal.net www.oakhillcemeteryofcrawfordsville.com

Spring Vale Cemetery The Preserve Hybrid Cemetery Lafayette, IN 47905 765-742-7028 www.springvalecemetery.com

Washington Park North Kessler Woods Natural Burial Ground Indianapolis, IN 46228 317-259-1253 www.washingtonparkcemetery.org

White Oak Cemetery

Hybrid Cemetery

Bloomington, IN 47404

812-349-3498

www.bloomington.in.gov

Iowa

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Prairieview Preserve Hybrid Cemetery Marshalltown, IA 50158 641-752-0360

Kansas

Ascension Cemetery of Bel Aire Catholic Hybrid Cemetery Bel Aire, KS 67226 316-722-1971 www.catholicdioceseofwichita.org Heart Land Prairie Cemetery Natural Burial Ground New Cambria, KS 67470 785-829-7609 www.heartlandprairiecemetery.org Highland Cemetery Catholic Hybrid Cemetery Prairie Village, KS 66208 913-362-7439 www.highlandcemeteryprairievillage.com Mount Muncie Cemetery Municipal Hybrid Cemetery Lansing, KS 66043 913-727-1935 www.kansastravel.org/mountmunciecemetery.htm Oak Hill Cemetery Municipal Hybrid Cemetery Lawrence, KS 66044 785-832-3451 www.lawrenceks.org/lprd/parks/oakhillcemetery

Louisiana

Garden of Memories Cemetery Private Hybrid Cemetery Metairie, LA 70001 504-833-3786 www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com

Maine

Burr Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Freeport, ME 04032 207-865-3940 www.burr-cemetery.com

Cedar Brook Burial Ground 175 Boothby Road Limington, Maine Phone (207) 637 2085

Rainbow’s End Natural Burial Ground 48 Mill Creek Road Orrington, ME 04474 Phone: (207) 825-3843

Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Springvale Veterans Hybrid Cemetery Springvale, ME 04083 207-490-4612 www.11.maine.gov/veterans/memorial-cemetery-system/southern-maine/index.html

Maryland

Bestgate Memorial Park (H) 814 Bestgate Road Annapolis MD 21401 Phone: (410) 841-6255

www.mdgreenburial.com

Massachusetts

Abel’s Hill Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Martha’s Vineyard, Chilmark, MA 02535 508-645-2107 www.chilmarkma.gov/Pages/ChilmarkMA_Cemetery/index Bozrah, Doane, East Hawley, South Hawley Cemeteries Hybrid Municipal Cemeteries Hawley, MA 01339 413-339-4091 www.townofhawley.com/town-services/burials-cemeteries/ Brewster Memorial Cemetery Hybrid Municipal Cemetery Brewster, MA 02631 508-896-3212 www.brewster-ma.gov/committees-mainmenu-29/cemetery-commission-mainmenu-73 Cole Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery West Chesterfield, MA 01084 413-336-3171 www.townofchesterfieldma.com/cemetery-commission Central, North, and South Cemeteries Hybrid Cemeteries Heath, MA 01346 413-337-4331 www.townofheath.org/wp/?page_id=6855 Damon Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Chesterfield, MA 01012 413-336-3171 www.townofchesterfieldma.com/cemetery-commission Hillcrest Park Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Springfield, MA 01129 413-782-2311 www.springfield-ma.gov/ Iron Rail Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Wenham, MA 01984 978-468-5521 Ext 6 sbouvier@wenhamma.gov www.wenhamma.gov/boards_and_committees/cemetery_commission.php Jewish Community of Amherst Cemetery Hybrid Jewish Cemetery Shutesbury, MA 413-218-3107 or 413-519-3169 www.jcamherst.org/ritual-life/jca-cemetery ​ Middle Farms Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Westfield, MA 01085 413-568-7026

Mount Auburn Cemetery (H) 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge MA 02138 Phone: (617) 547-7105

info@mountauburn.org www.mountauburn.org

Mountain Street Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Williamsburg (Haydenville, MA 01039) 413-268-8400 www.burgy.org/trust-fund-and-cemetery-commission Oak Grove Cemetery of Springfield, Inc. Private Hybrid Cemetery Springfield, MA 01109 413-739-2127 Old Leonard Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Worthington, MA 01098 413-238-5577 worthington-ma.us/municipal-directory/cemetery-commissioners/ info@worthington-ma.us Pine Hill Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Westfield, MA 01085 413-568-7026 www.facebook.com/pinehillwestfield/?rf=111739392196939 Provincetown Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Provincetown MA 02657 508-487-7013 www.provincetown-ma.gov/124/Cemetery-Commission St. Peter of the Apostle Cemetery Catholic Hybrid Cemetery Provincetown MA 02657 508-487-0095 x3 www.stpeters-ptown.org/Default.aspx Temple Israel Cemetery Private Hybrid Cemetery Greenfield, MA 01301 617-244-6509 www.jcam.org The Gardens at Gesthemene Hybrid Cemetery 617-325-0186 West Roxbury, MA 02132 www.thegardenscemetery.org/ Warwick Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Warwick, MA 01378 978 544-6628 www.warwickma.org/selectboard.html#cemetery Wendell Center Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Wendell, MA 01379 978-544-6146 cemeterycommision@wendellmass.us www.wendellmass.us/index.php/governance/cemetery-commission.html West Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Shutesbury, MA 01072 413-259-1204 www.shutesbury.org/townclerk West Leyden Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Leyden, MA 01337 413-774-4111 leydentownclerk@crocker.com West Tisbury Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Martha’s Vineyard, West Tisbury MA 02575 508-696-0102 www.westtisbury-ma.gov/cemeteries Westview Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Lexington, MA 02420 781-861-2717 or 2718 www.lexingtonma.gov/cemetery ​Wildwood Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Amherst, MA 01002 413-549-4649

http://www.wildwood-cemetery.com/

Michigan

Chassell Township Cemetery Historic Hybrid Cemetery Chassell, MI 49916 906-370-5827 www.chassell.net

Eagle Harbor Cemetery Eagle Harbor Township Office Hybrid Cemetery 321 Centre Street Eagle Harbor MI Phone: (906) 289-4407

www.eagleharbortwp.org/departments/cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Houghton Township, MI 49931 906-337-1970 www.houghtontwp.org Forest Hill Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Houghton, MI 49931 ​906-231-7395 www.portagetownship.info/cemetery.php

Hebrew Memorial Gardens 26640 Greenfield Rd Oak Park MI 48237 Phone: (248) 543-1622

info@hebrewmemorial.orgwww.hebrewmemorial.org

Linden Meadow at Clinton Grove Cemetery Association Hybrid Cemetery 21189 Cass Avenue ​Clinton Township, MI 48036 586-463-0851 sales@clintongrove.com www.clintongrove.com

Marble Park Cemetery (H) Hybrid Cemetery 520 West Main Street Milan MI 48160 Phone: (734) 439-5660

Mount Carmel Cemetery (H) 899 Ford Ave / Northline Wyandotte, Michigan 48192 Phone: (734) 285-1722

Oakland Cemetery — Dalton Township Hybrid Cemetery Muskegon, MI 49445 231-332-6709 www.daltontownship.org/cemetery Park Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery Marquette, MI 49855 906-228-0444 www.marquettegreenburial.org

Peninsula Township Cemetery Hybrid Cemetery 13235 Center Road Traverse City MI 49686 Phone: (231) 223-7321

Ridgeview Memorial Gardens (H) 5151 8th Avenue SW Grandville, MI 49418 Phone: (616) 249-8439

ron@ridgeviewmemorialgardens.comwww.ridgeviewmemorialgardens.com

The Preserve at All Saints Cemetery 4401 Nelsey Road Waterford MI 48329-1057 Phone: (248) 623-9633

elliottinfo@mtelliott.com www.mtelliott.com/thepreserve

Twin Lake Cemetery — Dalton Township ​Hybrid Cemetery Muskegon, MI 49445 231-332-6709 www.daltontownship.org/cemetery

Minnesota

Mound Cemetery of Brooklyn Center (H) 3515 69th Ave North Brooklyn Center MN 55429 Phone: (952) 935-0954

info@moundcemetery.comwww.moundcemetery.com

Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco Gardens Natural Burial Cemetery 8225 Argenta Trail Inver Grove Heights MN 55077 Phone: (651) 300-5934

Resurrection Cemetery Catholic Hybrid Cemetery Mendota Heights, MN 55120 651-454-5072 www.catholic-cemeteries.org/resurrection.aspx Resurrection Cemetery Lutheran Hybrid Cemetery Saint Peter, MN 56082 507-934-3060 flcstpoffice@gmail.com www.flcstp.org/resurrection-cemetery.html

Missouri

Bellefontaine Cemetery (H) Evergreen Glen & Hope Hill Prairie 4947 West Florissant Avenue St Louis MO 63115

Gates to Heaven Cemeteries 255 Jackett Road Seligman MO 65745 Phone: (417) 341-1800

Green Acres Cemetery

Natural Burial Cemetery 1400 South Hickory School Road Rocheport (Columbia) MO Phone: (888) 325-2653

Mount Olivet Cemetery and Memorial Park Hybrid Cemetery Hannibal, MO 63401 573-221-0655 mtolivet@socket.net www.mtolivetcemeteryhannibal.com/services/

Zion Cemetery Association Hybrid Cemetery 7401 St. Charles Rock Road St. Louis, MO, 63133 314-721-8631 jenniferc@zioncemeterystl.org ​http://www.zioncemeterystl.org

Montana

Infinity Cemetery, LLC Natural Burial Ground 13360 Rose Creek Road ​Bozeman, MT 59715 406-585-5858 info@infinitycemetery.com ​www.infinitycemetery.com

Natural Cemeteries Natural Burial Cemetery Swan Lake, MT 59911 406-754-2436 Facebook.com/naturalcemeteries.swanvalley

Nevada

Cherokee Cemetery Historic Hybrid Cemetery Nevada City, CA 95959 530-265-3461 www.nevadacemeterydistrict.com/green-burial

Eastside Memorial Park Natural Burial Ground 1600 Buckeye Road ​Minden, NV 89423 775-782-2215 eastsidecem@frontier.com ​www.eastsidememorialpark.com