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The Burial Ground is located on Comberton Road, Barton (the B1046) between the villages of Barton and Comberton to the west of Cambridge

5 mins from junction 12 of the M11

Nearest postcode CB23 7BN

Signposted from the A603 Cambridge to Sandy road. Cycle racks available

Click here for a map or phone 01223 303874 with any questions or for help with funeral arrangements

Two glades in the North Glebe, Hornbeam and Aspen, are now in use for all new burials.
To help find a grave there are plans with names and plot numbers on the left hand Lodge noticeboard

Please note, new prices will come into force from 1 February 2018. New forms will be available on this website shortly.


Woodland burial is a centuries-old practice which is justifiably enjoying a great revival. As people become more aware not only of their responsibility to the environment but also of their ability to choose where their ultimate resting place will be, more and more are turning to woodland burial, where their impact on the environment is less than that of cremation, and where they know they will rest in an increasingly beautiful, natural setting which their family and friends may return to with pleasure as the years pass.

The idea that we can create a living memorial by encouraging new woodlands, and in so doing we can leave something that will be enjoyed by our great grandchildren, is considerably more appealing than opting for the often very impersonal, crowded environment of more traditional cemeteries, with serried ranks of graves and headstones.

The Arbory Trust was the first Christian charity to offer woodland burial. Throughout the centuries the Christian church has offered care and comfort to the dying and bereaved. We feel that this caring and experience, built up over the centuries, should be available to all. We warmly welcome everyone, regardless of race, religion, geographical or theological boundary, and you are assured of a warm, caring service at all times from our well-trained staff.

Trustee Dr Gareth Thomas shares his expert knowledge. DECEMBER'S HEADLINES.
An extended version is displayed on the Lodge noticeboard at Barton.

The month was largely cold and wet with the trees all in Winter repose. About 50 fieldfares and some 30 redwings fed in the hawthorn bushes as did up to 12 blackbirds, all concentrating on stripping the haw berries..... A few reflections over the past 12 months.The woodlands, first planted some 17 years ago are still incredibly young. Astonishingly all 15 or so species of trees are already producing berries or seeds. An increasing number of visiting birds of prey; over the year we recorded buzzard, kestrel, red kite and the small bird feeding sparrow hawk. The explosion of bird song between March and June was phenomenal as the birds were in their breeding seasons. The most noticeable (noisiest!) songsters were blackbirds, song thrushes, wrens, skylarks, robins and chaffinches and the summer migrants, chiffchaffs, willow warblers and whitethroats......