Green Services

Green Services

Begin healing by participating in as much of the service and burial of your loved one as you wish.

With our commitment to sustainability, West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Funeral Home and Laurel Hill Cemetery offers families a “green” alternative to honor their loved one. By choosing Nature’s Sanctuary or Valley View Green, you leave a lasting legacy in this permanently preserved land.

Our Nature’s Sanctuary is a natural burial section which only permits biodegradable or environmentally friendly caskets, shrouds and urns. All graves are hand-dug for minimal environmental impact. Overlooking the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, beautifully landscaped with indigenous grasses, trees and shrubs, our green cemetery offers families a relaxing and tranquil environment to visit and reminisce.

Valley View Green, the new green burial area at Laurel Hill is a little more than ¼ acre and transforms land at Laurel Hill to create a peaceful area of tall grasses and shrubs framing views to the south and west. Recycled materials will be used wherever possible.

Our Funeral Home specializes in green services, planning at-home visitation and services, will not use toxic chemicals and has a variety of eco-friendly products to choose.

West Laurel Hill's Nature's Sanctuary is certified by the Green Burial Council and SITES Gold Certified - making us the first cemetery to ever achieve SITES Gold status. Nature's Sanctuary was also selected for a Merit Award from the ASLA in the General Design Category.

View photos of Nature's Sanctuary here.