Green Burial Sites in the United States














 
 
 
 

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Green Burial Sites in the United States

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What is a ‘green’ burial site?

There are currently approximately 93 registered green burial cemeteries and memorial woodlands in the United States.  These are recognized natural burial sites, although some are hybrid cemeteries where both natural and traditional burials take place.  A green burial cemetery is also sometimes called an eco-cemetery.

As we explained in our articles about ‘Green Funerals’ and ‘DIY Funeral Care’, a green burial is one in which the way of caring for the deceased is as natural, and has as little environmental impact, as possible.  Therefore a green burial site is typically a wildlife conservation area or natural woodland area.  Every effort is made to minimize the environmental impact of a burial by reducing carbon emissions and ensuring no harmful substances or toxins are buried in the earth. 

At a green burial site, only natural resources can be used

for burying the dead, such as linen, bamboo, or wood, and no embalming is allowed.  No ornate grave markers are permitted.  Instead a natural stone marker and GIS (Geographical Information System) technology are often used to identify gravesite locations.  In some sites an endemic shrub or tree may even be planted onto the gravesite.

Can I conduct a green burial on my own land?

In some states you may conduct your own death care and even bury the deceased on your own land.  State legislation for this differs for each state, so you need to refer to the law in your state.  You can check our state funeral planning guides in our library section, which do highlight in which states you are permitted to conduct a home burial and have a designated private cemetery on your own land.

How do I find a Green Burial Site?

There are also designated green burial sites, a directory of these are listed below by state. 

New green burial sites are also being designated as green burial experiences something of a revival, so you may find that there are some new sites coming online.

Directory of Green Burial Grounds

(H) designates a hybrid cemetery

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

California 

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

Hillside Memorials Park & Mortuary (H)
6001 W Centinela Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90045
Phone: (800) 576-1994

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

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

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

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

Colorado 

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

Connecticut 

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

Florida 

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

Eternal Rest Memories Park (H)
2966 Belcher Road, Dunedin, Florida 34698 
Phone: (727) 733-2300 

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

Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery, Conservation Burial, Inc. and Alachua Conservation Trust, Inc., 
7204 SE County Road 234, Gainesville, FL 32641 
Phone: (352) 375-8739 

Georgia

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

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

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

Illinois

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

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 

Maine

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

Maryland

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

Massachusetts

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

Michigan

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

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

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 

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 

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

Minnesota 

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

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

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

New Hampshire

Monadnock Quaker Meeting
Friends Natural Burial Ground
3 Davidson Road
Jaffrey NH 03452
Phone: (603) 532-6203

New Jersey

Maryrest Catholic Cemetery (H)
770 Darlington Avenue
Mahwah NJ 07430
Phone: (201) 327-7011

Steelmantown Green Burial Preserve 
101 Steelmantown Rd 
Woodbine N.J. 08270 
Phone: (609)-628-2297 

Union Cemetery at Mays Landing
Natural Burial Ground
195 Route 50
Mays Landing NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 625-7571

New Mexico

Commonweal Conservancy 
117 N. Guadalupe Street 
Suite C. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 
Phone: (505) 982-0071 

New York

Ascension Garden St. Francis Meadow
1900 Pinnacle Road
Henrietta NY 14467
Phone: (585) 697-1122

Fultonville Natural Burial Ground
Upper Mohawk Street
Fultonville NY 12072
Phone: (518) 265-7577

Greensprings Cemetery 
293 Irish Hill Road 
Newfield, New York 
Phone: (607) 272-4034 

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Trinity Sec
2461 Lake Ave
Rochester NY 14612
Phone: (585) 458-4110

Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery (H)
2501 Troy Schenectady Road
Schenectady NY 12309
Phone: (518) 374-5319

Mount Hope Cemetery  (H)
1133 Mt. Hope Ave. 
Rochester NY 14620 
Phone: (585) 428-7999 

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (H)
Riverview Natural Burial Grounds
540 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow NY 10591
Phone: (914) 631-0081

St. Peter’s Cemetery (H)
Peaceful Meadows
241 Broadway
Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Phone: (518) 584-2375

Town of Rhinebeck Cemetery
3 Mill Road
Rhinebeck NY 12572
Phone: (845) 876-3961

White Haven Memorial Park 
210 Marsh Road 
Pittsford (Rochester) NY 14534 
Phone: (585) 586-5250 

North Carolina

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Memorial Park and Mausoleum (H)
538 Tracy Grove Road 
Hendersonville, NC  28792 
Phone: (828) 692-9188 

Green Hills Cemetery (H)
24 New Leicester Hwy 
Asheville NC 28806 
Phone: (828) 252-9831 

Pine Forest Memorial Gardens 
770 Stadium Dr. 
Wake Forest NC 27587 
Phone: (919) 556-6776 

Ohio

Canton Cemetery Association North Lawn Cemetery 
4927 Cleveland Ave. NW 
Canton OH 44709 
Phone: (330) 494-0641 

Foxfield Preserve Nature Cemetery 
9877 Alabama Avenue SW 
P.O. Box 202 
Wilmot, OH 44689 
Phone: (330) 763-1331 

Glen Forest Cemetery
US Rt 68 N
Yellow Springs OH 45387
Phone: (937) 477-0597

Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery
Conservation Burial Ground
3377 US Route 35 East
West Alexandria OH 45381
Phone: (800) 972-4476

Oklahoma

Green Haven Cemetery
PO Box 616
Stillwater OK 74076
Phone: (405) 747-9642

Woodland Memorial Park (H)
1200 North Cleveland Avenue
Sand Springs OK 74063
Phone: (918) 245-4142

Oregon

Estacada Cemetery District  (H)
P.O. Box 1390 
Estacada OR 97023 
Phone: (503) 730-0142 

Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery (H)
St Francis Section 
333 SW Skyline Blvd
Portland OR 97221
Phone: (503) 292-6622

Oak Hill Cemetery (H)
88558 Oak Hill
Eugene OR 97402
Phone: (541) 689-7800

Riverview Cemetery (H) 
8421 SW Macadam Ave. 
Portland OR 97219 
Phone: (503) 246-6488 

Valley Memorial Park & Funeral Home (H) 
3809 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy 
Hillsboro OR 97123 
Phone: (503) 648-5444 

Pennsylvania 

Green Meadow at Fountain Hill
1121 Graham Street
Fountain Hill PA 18015
Phone: (610) 868-4840

Highland Meadows at Oakwood (H)
600 North Oakland Avenue
Sharon PA 16146
Phone: (724) 346-4775

Paxtang Cemetery (H)
401 Kelso Street
Harrisburg PA 17111
Phone: (717) 564-2110

Penn Forest Natural Burial Park 
118 Colorado St. Verona PA 15147 
Phone: (412) 265-4606 

West Laurel Hill Cemetery 
215 Belmont Avenue 
Bala Cynwyd PA 19004 
Phone: (610) 664-1591 

South Carolina 

Dust to Dust Green Burial Cemetery
205 Nulty Crossing
PO Box 277
Swansea SC 29160
Phone: (803) 568-5552

Greenhaven Preserve (H)
1701 Vanboklen Road 
Eastover SC 29044 
Phone: (803) 403-9561 

Ramsey Creek Preserve 
111 West Main Street 
Westminster, South Carolina 29693 
Phone: (864) 647-7798 

South Dakota

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association (H) 
2001 E. 12th St. 
Sioux Falls SD 57103 
Phone: (605) 339-4760 

Tennessee

Elmwood Cemetery (H) 
824 S. Dudley Street 
Memphis TN 38104 
Phone: (901) 774-3212 

Texas

Countryside Memorial Park, Inc (H)
331 Cemetery Lane
La Vernia (San Antonio) TX 78121
Phone: (210) 828-1233

Eloise Woods Community
115 Northside Lane
Cedar Creek (Austin) TX 78612
Phone: (512) 796-5240

Ethician Family Cemetery 
1401 19th Street 
Huntsville, TX 77340 
Phone: (936) 581-4302 

Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery & Prayer Gardens (H)
330 Berry Lane, Box 3 
Georgetown, Texas 78626 
Phone: (512) 863-8411 

Utah

Lakeview Memorial Cemetery & Mortuary (H) 
1640 East Lakeview Drive 
Bountiful, Utah   84010 
Phone: (801) 298-1564 

Virginia

Duck Run Natural Cemetery 
3173 Spotswood Trail 
Harrisonburg VA 22801 
Phone: (540) 432-8650 

Forest Rest Natural Cemetery
5970 Grassy Hill Road
Boones Mill, VA 24065
Phone: (540) 334-5410

Washington

Herland Forest
55 Windward Lane
Klickitat WA 98628
Phone: (509) 369-2000

Moles Greenacres Memorial Park 
5700 Northwest Dr. 
Ferndale WA 98248 
Phone: (360) 384-3401 

White Eagle Memorial Preserve 
401 Ekone Rd. 
Goldendale, WA 98620 
Phone: (206) 350-7353 

Woodlawn Cemetery (H) 
7509 Riverview Rd. 
Snohomish WA 98290 
Phone: (360) 568-5560 

Washington DC

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

Wisconsin

Circle Cemetery
PO Box 9
Barneveld WI 53507
Phone: (608) 924-2216

Greenwood Jewish Cemetery (H)
2615 W Cleveland Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53215
Phone: (414) 645-1390

Natural Path Sanctuary
The Farley Center
2299 Spring Rose Road
Verona WI 53593
Phone: (608) 845-8724

Prairie Home Cemetery (H)
605 South Prairie Avenue
Waukesha WI 53186
Phone: (262) 524-3540

Prairie Green Natural Cemetery
Greenwood Jewish Cemetery
2615 W Cleveland Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53215
Phone: (414) 645-1390
 

Expert Author: Sara J. Marsden

Sara is the Editor in Chief for US Funerals Online and has been researching and writing about the death care industry in the US for the last 5 years.

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Resources:

Green Burial Council
Natural Burial in the USA

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