Q & A
HIGHER GROUND MEADOW Natural Burial

Can we hold a non religious service at Higher Ground Meadow?

Yes, you have the service of your choice, either in our barn or just at the graveside. There are many celebrants who will create a beautiful service to celebrate the life of your loved one. If the family feel confident then you may conduct a service yourselves.


We can’t face attending the burial, do we have to?

That’s alright, please don’t feel bad there is nothing that says you have to attend, we will do everything for your loved one and record it with some photos if you wish.


May we hold a church service and then come for burial?

Yes certainly and then your minister will take the committal at the graveside.


Can we bring the family dog?

Yes, we realise they are an important part of many families.


What do people usually wear?

Anything from a suit to jeans and t shirt, if it is wet weather stout shoes or boots are sometimes a good idea.


Can we take photos?

Please do, we encourage our families to consider doing this. The sight of the coffin on our bier is so beautiful and a photo will be a very special memento in years to come.


Are we allowed to bring flowers?

Yes, as long as the family haven’t requested “no flowers” or “family flowers only”


Do we have to use a funeral director?

The answer is no, but your loved one will need to be cared for between the time of death until the funeral. We can help and advise you on the procedure.


Can you recommend a funeral director?

We can advise you as to who has conducted funerals at Higher Ground Meadow.


We have been to a funeral director and enquired about natural burial and they put us off, what do we do now?

Please go elsewhere; it is your right to shop around as with any purchase. We are passionate that our families have a special funeral, as unique as their loved one was and an unforgettable experience.


Do you have time limits on the length of the funeral?

Absolutely not, we don’t do “conveyer belt” funerals, usually only one per day.


What type of music can we have?

In a word “anything”.  We can play cd’s for you but some families have brought in organs, choirs, harpists the choice is yours.


Can we choose the position of the grave?

Yes in most cases.


Is it possible to reserve the grave beside?

Certainly, it can be purchased or secured by paying a small deposit.


Do we own the grave?

No just the exclusive right of burial.

The freehold is owned by the company Higher Ground Meadow Ltd.


Are there any ongoing charges or expenses?

No.


Can we come back to visit?

You are most welcome between 8 am. to dusk daily.


 

Can we bring flowers when we visit?

We acknowledge that some people will feel the need to bring flowers, please see our terms and conditions.


Can we plant flowers?

Only after consultation with us.


Will you as the owners be buried here?

Most definitely, it has always been our intention to be buried on the farm. Jo’s Mum is buried here in the meadow and we will one day join her.


The above are examples of questions that we get asked, please do feel free to ask us if there is a special wish or anything that you are unclear about.