Please read some lovely testimonials from our bereaved families. We are grateful that they took the time to write to us and that we were able to help make their last farewells a little easier. We have started to ask for Feedback via the Association of Natural Burial Ground form who ask for a rating out of 5 for the following 7 headings: Ambience, Provision of information, Advice and guidance, Customer support, Green credentials, Ease of access, Value for money and Overall rating. We have added these to our latest testimonials.

Deerton is an excellent choice and an ideal site for a natural burial ground. It is quiet, peaceful and low key, as I believe a burial ground and the funeral itself needs to be. Sian was knowledgeable, well organised and helpful before the funeral, on the day and since. Deerton has a timeless character which helps to add to its appeal as a burial ground. It is well managed and maintained.

I rated the ground 33/35

Paul Farrar

The information and help given was second to none. Sian was outstanding and did her job to perfection. The funeral and burial of my wife was perfect, thank you all so much.

Rated: 35/35

D Gabriel

I could not have wished for a better funeral for my wife, it was a beautiful day.

Rated 35/35

P Saliba

The day was perfect, most people felt it was uplofting rather than dull and dreary and many said it was the perfect send off.

Rated: 35/35

Mrs May

The service we received from your staff was above everything we could imagine, professional, compassionate, knowledgeable, extremely cooperative and helpful beyond imagination. What a support we got being a foreigner in England. Her amicable disposition complemented her professionalism in every endeavour. Thank you for all you have done in such a difficult time.

Rated: 31/35

S Amores

Deerton is the most beautiful and peaceful place. It has a natural sense of rest and harmony. Sian and her colleagues are sensitive and immentely kind, nothing is too much trouble. Rated 35/35


Elizabeth’s husband, Graeme, was only thirty when he died of terminal cancer.

When he read about ‘Natural Burials’ he decided that was what he wanted: ‘under a tree, in a wicker coffin, in the Kent countryside with a space for myself at his side’.

Thank you for setting up Deerton Natural Burial Ground where my husband is buried. It is a wonderful, picturesque, respectful place. I feel at peace knowing that it is my husband’s new home – and my home in the future. It is exactly what Graeme would have wanted.

I found Deerton by chance and when I went there I immediately knew it was the place. Someone said to me, ‘you will know when you find the right place.’ It felt so right when I was there and it ticked all the boxes that Graeme wanted.


I found Deerton on the internet and telephoned them. They were kindness itself: nothing was too much trouble.

F O'N Nov 12

Being part of so many families planting their trees and remembering loved ones was very humbling and comforting. I think in time I will come to look back on Tree Planting Day as a very significant and important moment in the long healing process.

R. Ashwell

A wonderful place - just perfect for what my Mum wanted and they handled everything with such care and respect... Absolutely perfect

Susanne Fordham

We held the funeral and celebration of life for our friend at Riverview. Sian was so helpful as were all the other team members. Nothing was too much trouble. This made a difficult time so much the better.

Betsy Too

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