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96% of our customers said they would recommend GreenAcres to their friends and family.

“The burial took place in challenging times with so much snow. The woodland burial staff were brilliant.”
“The staff were very calm and comforting in their manner while we were making our arrangements.”
“The staff were empathetic and gave us as much time as we needed for all our questions and discussions while we were making our arrangements beforehand.”
“We took our time to decide where to scatter my father's ashes and finally chose Chiltern Woodland Burial Park as a place and somewhere my father would have enjoyed.”
“The Great Hall was an absolutely perfect space for the memorial service - an overwhelmingly special way to say farewell and begin closure on a very full life, albeit too short.”
“The staff were always helpful and eager to help.”
“The staff anticipated our needs in advance with great success.”
“We were attracted to the beauty of the park and the fact our children aren't afraid to visit. Our youngest is terrified of cemeteries.”
“So many people who came to my husband's funeral have said they now want to change their own places for a burial.”
“Thank you for making the funeral such a successful event - right down to the last little detail - and taking care of everyone on the day.”
“The service went just perfectly - without all the pomposity that was just not our Dad.”
“Many of our friends are now revising their own funeral plans as they feel they could rest more easily in your burial park.”
“At such a time as this it is a great comfort knowing that arrangements are with such a competent, compassionate and helpful team. From the moment I met the team I knew we were in good hands. Everybody was so eager to make sure that everything went well on the day; nothing appeared to be too much trouble. It was very reassuring to know that, whatever change or addition needed to be made, genuine help was only a phone call away. Thank you all - Duncan Lowther ”
“Many thanks for making a sad time, a memorable and fitting tribute to my parents.”
“I cannot praise the staff at GreenAcres too highly for their kindness, helpfulness and efficiency. Nothing we asked of them was ever too much trouble. The woodland, the buildings and facilities were exactly what we were looking for when planning the funeral.”
“I wanted to write to you again to express my gratitude to all the GreenAcres staff for making Mary's funeral such a beautiful occasion.Many people commented on the venue, the welcome they received, the cleanliness of the building, and the service itself which was perfect. Even the undertaker,Karl, on his first funeral at GreenAcres said that of all the funerals in his twenty six years Mary's funeral had touched him the most. Although it was sad to say the earthly farewell the service and burial in the peace of the woodland brought such comfort and an awareness of the repeating cycle of Life,Death and Resurrection.”
“Outstanding service!”
“Mum loved nature and wildlife. The burial park felt like the natural choice to make for her final resting place. All the staff were welcoming and friendly, making the whole process far less stressful. Beautiful site and excellent facilities. Thank you.”
“I think that the whole place is a lovely place. Myself and my family would like to have our ashes put there with my late husband.”
“Very Professional - all staff very efficient. The day was flawless. Just perfect.”
“We were very thankful for the service we received. We would like to thank all the staff who make GreenAcres such a special place. We appreciate all their hard work.”
“Nearly all those present told me what a lovely place it was, and what a lovely service it was. Everything went well and I was extremely pleased with everything on the day.”
“You made a very sad occasion into a beautiful day with many added treasured memories.”
“We were glad to find the hill for the scattering of Jeff's ashes overlooked a lake. Peaceful spot. Many thanks.”
“An excellent team, a great support, a beautiful site and a truly breathtaking building. Thank you! A wonderful resting place for Julia - she would have chosen the same herself!”
“This is one of the loveliest, and most peaceful environments - especially for saying goodbye and leaving a loved one.”
“Thank you very much for your sensitive and practical support.”
“I organised a pre-burial plot for far in the future 'I hope'. It's great to know our children don't need to think about what to do.”
“Two main comments from the burial day were - it was a really beautiful service and what an amazing place - I would like to be buried here!”
“From start to finish, everyone we met at Colney was helpful, efficient and kind. Everything went very smoothly and all in a lovely setting.”
“Very impressed with the staff, place - everything really. As soon as I got there I knew it was the place for me.”
“I first became aware of woodland burials when I attended a friends funeral at a Woodland Burial ground in Lancaster. I was overwhelmed by it and couldn't get it out of my mind so I researched for a more local option and found GreenAcres so I bought a plot immediately. It is much closer to home and a lovely place to visit too. Thank you for all your help.”
“I was going to scatter my husband's ashes at a place we both loved but after seeing the peace and tranquillity in the woodland there was no other place I wanted his final resting place to be.”
“Excellent staff, a credit to GreenAcres. Beautiful environment to work in and happy staff ! Result!”
“It sounds strange but to have chosen our final resting place in such a beautiful spot brings a feeling of comfort and contentment, we are very happy.”
“Friendly welcome and service. Efficient. Nothing is too much trouble.”
“Lovely, tranquil place. Beautiful.”
“Thank you so very much to everyone at Chiltern for their help. I felt that the staff went above and beyond their job to make my experience of choosing, organising and holding a service there easy.”
“The feeling of doing the 'right thing' is immense. We can look forward to many visits to peacefully reflect our loved one and be sure of a warm welcome by Diane and all the staff. Absolutely excellent care and attention throughout. Thanks”
“The lady we saw at the burial ground Katherine was great, polite, knowledgeable, helpful and supportive. Could not have asked for anything more.”
“Staff very friendly and put us at ease. Staff felt empathy for our situation and guided us with their knowledge. Very impressed by place and staff.”
“The surroundings and the service were excellent.”
“Thank you all!”
“Being at Epping Forest Burial Ground was my late wife's wishes. everything that she wanted was achieved. I thank everyone for their support.”
“Utterly beautiful relaxed place to ponder, natural/green - the resting place doesn't need to be constantly maintained. Nice place to return to because of its beauty. Appreciated buggy ride and good information from staff. I am constantly recommending it. Price not too exorbitant - don't feel ripped off.”
“Lovely setting, greeted by a nice friendly young lady who took us round in the buggy. She was a big hit with grandchildren.”
“Everything on the day we buried our parents ashes together was designed by the staff to make the day go smoothly without pressure. To say the personal touch was there is an understatement. Nothing was too much trouble. The respect for the family and their feelings on a sad day was remarkable. Thank you. A special thank you to Angie!”
“You have made an unknown and complicated process at a difficult time easy and simple.”
“Thank you for making an extremely difficult and sad time easier for us all.”
“The friends and neighbours who attended were all equally impressed. They too, are likely to consider this option for themselves and families.”
“From first visit to after the service, professional, friendly, caring, thoughtful, helpful and informative. A difficult process made so very easy. ”
“Friendly and courteous staff, idyllic setting and value for money.”
“Pleasant peaceful environment. Pleasant and compassionate staff.”
“I could not ask for a better place to lay my wife to rest. The place is really beautiful and pleasant. Thank you to the staff who were happy to help and listened when you needed to talk to someone.”
“It was a beautiful setting with compassionate staff. The service was professionally delivered and the family were very pleased at the peaceful nature of the woodland, which they believe is a fitting resting place for their loved one.”
“It's a lovely place to visit at all times of the year and spend some time with mum, dad and auntie. Thank you.”
“The fact that my two grandchildren enjoy coming to visit their Daddy and know their Nanny will be near their Daddy. The surrounding ground, layout and the not old, miserable, scary feeling that goes with the old ways of burials.”
“I chose Heatherley Wood for the memorial service for my late mother because I felt 100% confident that we could create a loving and relaxed ambience and environment. Thank you”
“Very friendly and very helpful at a very difficult time!”
“The team on the day were totally professional and the service was just as we'd hoped for - light, airy and natural.”
“The staff at Colney have really taken the time to ensure my 3 year old son Alex 'enjoys' visiting Daddy's grave. Thank you!”
“Everything was exactly right. We feel you did our Dad proud and would definitely recommend GreenAcres. ”
“I was made to feel completely at ease and all in all it was an easy, worry free process.”
“The service and burial went perfectly. All those attending, none of whom had been to a woodland burial before were very impressed.”
“My children father is buried in the woodland. I chose the orchard for myself. I wanted somewhere peaceful and meaningful for the whole family to visit. To just enjoy being with nature when we have passed.”
“We were very pleased with the service we received. Your staff were so helpful which made a difficult situation so much easier. Thank you.”
“I would just like to say all the staff, weekday and weekend, made a difficult time a very memorable one. My family and myself would like to say thank you for your care and sympathy. We have recommended you to a lot of friends and at least two have already used GreenAcres.”
“Being able to choose a plot was very important and the area suited us very well.”
“Can't thank you enough for all the help in making a sad time into a very special day.”
“All the staff are compassionate and caring especially on the day of our nan's funeral. There is no anxiety when it comes to time as we could take as much time as we needed. The woodland burial site in Rainford is so tranquil. An amazing setting.”
“Having only deciding on visiting GreenAcres Rainford on the day, the staff were very accommodating and friendly. The lady took her time to explain everything to us and then showed us around the burial site without any rush or fuss. We decided there and then it was just what we were looking for and bought our own plot as well.”
“Thank you for excellent customer service - Karen was fantastic and very supportive.”
“The staff at Rainford were most helpful at our sad time and I would recommend woodlands to anybody.”
“The peace and quiet at GreenAcres and Karen's help mostly helped me make up my mind that was where I wanted to be buried.”
“Everyone at GreenAcres Epping has been very helpful from initial enquiries to final preparations. The whole experience was unhurried and all of our ideas were considered and handled sensitively.”
“Staff and facilities helped make the funeral just what we wanted...”
“After finding your Rainford site I just knew it was the place my partner would love his final resting place to be, he hated the thought of dying and did not like cemeteries at all so here is perfect, so serene and beautiful. The staff here are so kind and helpful. Thank you all so much.”
“The style and location is so peaceful and not frightening for younger members of the family when we finally depart this life.”
“Both my husband and I played in Epping Forest as children so we feel we are going home. We loved the whole experience and have purchased the plot in advance – no funeral yet!”
“Shame how wet it was but this was a problem with nature not human. All credit due to gravediggers. My best wishes to all involved.”
“The help and advice given to us by Diane was first class. The assistance given by your woodland supervisor (Tom) when choosing a plot was excellent. A great team.”
“As the funeral service has not taken place, we can only comment on the excellent help and advice we received at Rainford.”
“I have recommended the service and treatment I have received at Rainford to family and friends...”
“Couldn't fault you at all! Beautiful setting, service room is stunning. Staff at Colney were brilliant. Thank you so much for bringing some beauty to what was traumatic and early death (suicide). You were brilliant.”
“I have pre-arranged my own funeral so that my wishes are carried out on my death as I wanted to be buried at Colney.”
“Every possible care and attention was shown by staff to all family members to give us a positive experience. Thank you.”
“My stepdaughter and I found the whole experience to be very special for a very special lady to be laid to rest. The burial site and staff is all we could wish for. Thank you.”
“Your staff together with the woodland made the whole sad passing of Dad so much easier and nothing was too much trouble. Well done and thank you.”
“On arriving at Rainford we were greeted by Anna, who looked after us throughout our time spend burying my husbands ashes. She gave us all her full attention, and couldn't have been more accommodating. Outstanding service.”
“Having been to my granddaughter's burial it made our minds up that this is where we want to be buried. We have bought a plot under the same tree. The staff were so helpful and caring. I would recommend you to anybody.”
“It was a lovely, very personal occasion when we scattered mother's ashes - the view and surroundings were lovely. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff.”
“The service received from GreenAcres Colney staff was excellent. Felt very personal and understanding.”
“My family and I are very grateful to all your staff. Everyone was very helpful and supportive. We were gratetful for being able to plan our own service with your support.”
“Caring and compassionate staff. At a difficult time they made making a decision easier and lighter.”
“All staff are very informative and supportive of all family members. They take the fear away from children and include them throughout.”
“From the first telephone call and going up to see Diane in Rainford, we as a family could not of asked for a better experience and support. Thank you to you all.”
“From the beginning and to the current day, Diane and the rest of the staff at GreenAcres Rainford have made an impossibly heart wrenching experience as easy as possible. I'm so grateful for all they have done for my family and I. I know my dad is in a safe place.”
“The staff at Colney were so kind and sympathetic to our needs, ensuring a perfect service and resting place in accordance with mums wishes.”
“A beautiful setting... We were able to personalise the service and give my unique husband a unique service. It was lovely to be able to stay in peaceful environment for the wake and afterwards I felt more at peace. A beautiful place where my children and I can go back to visit my husband.”
“We have been extremely satisfied with all your service staff. Excellent. Thank you.”
“Stunning place. Brill staff. Glad I'm going there when it's my time.”
“Staff were friendly and helpful at a difficult time. Nothing was too much trouble for them.”
“A beautiful site which gave elegance to my father's funeral - it gave him back a dignity his illness had taken from him. I had never thought of where I would be buried one day but seeing how beautiful it is and special, my husband and I felt the right thing to do was to purchase a plot at Heatherley Wood where both my parents will be buried.”
“The site was perfect for my mum. The staff were friendly, efficient and discreet. The hall is beautiful and the grounds perfect and it enabled a lovely and emotional service. Thanks to all.”
“Wonderful staff who took time to understand our needs. Nothing was too much trouble.”
“I was particularly impressed by and pleased with the way myself and my family were treated. We were very well looked after and because of my disabilities, were given a ride up to Bluebell Rise. Simon spread the ashes of my mother with the greatest care and respect around our chosen tree. Thank you.”
“Although this was a very sad occasion we thought that the interment of Tom's ashes in what will be his wife's plot was in a beautiful spot, on a beautiful day. We all felt calm and peace around us, a nice end to a very traumatic few weeks.”
“Thank you for your support and guidance during a difficult time, in particular, Sue and Paula. Losing my brother is the hardest thing I've faced, but you made a sad day a special day.”
“What a delightful setting for William. We are so pleased with his final resting place and feel at ease and always enjoy our visits. Well done to all the staff who work so hard.”
“Can't praise GreenAcres Rainford and staff enough! First class in every respect.”
“Excellent all round. Very restful and the grounds are kept beautiful. Thank you.”
“The perfect place for my family to come and remember me.”
“Very impressed, the site is far from being a standard cemetery and the building are spacious and modern. The day was not at all gloomy and everything went well.”
“Very professional and caring, did everything to take some of the strains and stresses away. Thank you.”
“When my father was put in palliative care I was asked to think about his end of life arrangements. My father wanted to be buried and the Funeral Director suggested GreenAcres because I explained my abhorrence of cemeteries. I could not have had better advice, I am delighted to remember the service and burial. I could not recommend GreenAcres more highly. The staff were lovely, very helpful and compassionate. Our Minister was very impressed he had not been to GreenAcres Chiltern before and has spoken about it to other people. It was a beautiful service in a beautiful place.”
“Very friendly, kind staff and competent staff made you feel completely at ease.”
“Staff at the Heatherley site are excellent, especially Bianca. Please pass on our thanks.”
“My son and I visited the Chiltern park. Marisa was really helpful, she understood what I required and gave us all the information I needed to make my choice to buy a burial plot. There was no pressure and we were given lots of time.”
“We found the reception we required was excellent and the tour and knowledge of the people we met was very good and determined our choice.”
“Having previously chosen this for my husband's burial it was the perfect choice for my parents ashes. Beautiful, serene local to me. An uplifting place and the dog loves it and is welcome (on short lead) too.”
“Beautiful place so restful. Lovely friendly staff, could not have done more for me.”
“I am very happy with the peaceful and natural location for mums final resting place. I look forward now to visiting and walking in the woodland throughout the seasons, thinking about mum.”
“I cannot praise the staff highly enough in their care and consideration of my wishes.”
“From stepping out of the car and meeting Karen, Keely, Babs, Diane and Anna. Each and everyone of the staff were so very helpful and very professional in every way. Booking one plot in the Orchard we have now booked four plots.”
“Friendly and helpful young lady who dealt with us and my sense of humour.”
“The staff at Rainford were excellent. On all our visits and enquiries they were most helpful and attentive to our needs. There was a feeling of warmth and understanding which helped at such a sad time. Everything went perfectly.”
“I would like to thank everyone in Colney on behalf of the whole family. All went so smoothly, everything was prepared and we could really give Michael such a send off that we had wished. Your personal approach was so appreciated and makes the hardest moments of our lives seem like a more natural thing to do.”
“A magical place with incredible staff. An extremely positive experience at such a difficult time.”
“Thank you for all your help, also a huge thank you for Peter he was amazing on the day of the burial of ashes. Thank you for saying lovely words when we were unable to.”
“The staff are always very kind and helpful. Thank you so much.”
“The staff, particularly Catherine, were exceptional.”
“I thought my mum was mad choosing a woodland burial, but now I realise it totally suited her personality. The place is amazing, the service great and it was so relaxed, beautiful and informal. Thank you.”
“Your team at Rainford are very good. We would like to thank them all for their help at our sad loss, thanks again.”
“I would like to say that Peter Taylor's reputation played a large part in my choosing GreenAcres, due to his excellent mix of empathy, humour and compassion, which lightened a very sad experience for me. I have also been warmly welcomed on return visits.”
“All staff very friendly and caring. Ran very smoothly on the day and in a professional manner. Nothing too much trouble.”
“Made to feel comfortable under the circumstances.”
“A perfect place to say goodbye to a loved one and although you didn't arrange for the sun to shine on a snowy wood and the buzzards to call, it felt as if you had. Thank you.”
“All staff we dealt with were so sensitive and professional. We dealt with Sarah mostly and she made our darkest and difficult moments so much easier. Nothing was too much trouble.”
“I have one plot for my in laws of which my mother in law has passed. On being very pleased with your set-up, I purchased a plot for myself and wife for the future. My father passed this year and it is my mother's wishes to be placed together when the time comes so I have purchased a third plot through Peter who I find makes things very easy throughout the experience as of all your staff.”
“A friendly efficient team effort, much appreciated.”
“I would just like to say thank you.”
“Hopefully we are many years from needing our plot! However, we are both very happy that our family will be well looked after and the service will be exactly what we all want.”
“It must be every parent's dread to think that their child may pass away before them, but when I visited GreenAcres Colney I was so affected by the peaceful and beautiful setting and the thoughtfulness and kindness of all the staff that I felt totally consoled and happy to leave my daughter in their care.”
“The kindness, thoughtfulness, attention to detail and organisation has been extraordinary. Everyone has been wonderful. The comfort I and my family feel at my husband being buried in this beautiful place with such caring people is huge. Thank you.”
“When I came to view I had a vision in mind. What I saw (and bearing in mind it was the middle of winter) far surpassed my expectations, in fact I wept tears of joy because I knew I had chosen the right place for me. It was calm, peaceful and a place my grandchildren can come without being scared.”
“Our daughter asked us to visit and enquire and you were so helpful and understanding. We were able to talk to her about it all during her final days and we just knew it was the right decision. This was confirmed on the funeral day when all the wildlife appeared in front of us - such a wonderful setting. Your service and support wonderful too.”
“I found everything to my satisfaction and excellent, thank you.”
“GreenAcres is a beautiful and peaceful setting which we felt was perfect for our baby son. The entire process from meeting Deb, being shown around, shown baby snowdrop trees, choosing our tree and plot was unpressured and sensitive. I would highly recommend anyone to consider GreenAcres for their loved one.”
“You all made a very difficult time bearable. The outlook from the chapel was beautiful. Staff helpful and empathetic. Natural peaceful environment.”
“I was really impressed with the service that you provide. The young lady, I think her name was Beth was a great help to me.”
“Excellent staff, all very kind. Lovely place to lay my father to rest and for us to visit.”
“Lovely place and lovely, informative and supportive staff who DO care!”
“Happy to know that I will be laid to rest on a lovely wooded hillside.”
“A beautiful, peaceful place -quintessentially English countryside resting places. Thank you.”
“I was very impressed with the staff who gave me all the help I needed when choosing a burial spot for myself and late husband. GreenAcres Colney is beautiful and peaceful.”
“My husband's send-off was perfect, the whole day was all we wanted. Thank you from all my family & friends for making it so special.”
“From our first visit to GreenAcres, myself and my family have felt emotionally uplifted by both the caring members of staff and the peacefulness of the surrounding woodlands and the Ceremonial Hall. Our personalised 'Celebrating of Glenys' Life' was attended by approx 130 friends, relatives and colleagues who thought it was a lovely experience. Equally so for our smaller group for the interment of the ashes. Thanks for everything.”
“A lovely afternoon on a difficult day. Thank you.”
“As my late husband loved the countryside and his garden this is an ideal and fitting burial place. He would have chosen this himself I'm sure.”
“No funeral is a 'good' funeral but GreenAcres Epping Forest helped to make by husband's funeral the 'right' one for him. Heartfelt thank you to all staff.”
“Brilliant, I did not feel upset at organising my ashes to be buried. Wonderful staff.”
“A very pleasant and peaceful location for the interment of ashes.”
“Thank you for such a beautiful service, you made an incredibly difficult time that little bit easier. All of our family commented on what a beautiful service it was and of course the stunning setting.”
“Katherine, Marisa and Peter were wonderful in helping us through the organising process to the day. It made such a crucial difference having them on board. Thank you.”
“Having seen an ad in the St Helen's Star, my wife and I called in without an appointment and were very impressed with our reception and the quality and detail of the information we were told and given. Several weeks later, we made a proper appointment and were driven around the full areas - in the rain! Ann - the member of staff was excellent, patient and answered all our questions. With her help we chose a really wonderful position for both my wife and I. We left very satisfied and pleased.”
“Staff very knowledgeable and offer advice and help all the way through. Very flexible and accommodate wishes. No question too difficult for them to answer.”
“I would like to thank Marisa for the amazing service, compassion and efficiency she showed throughout the process. My parents will be together in a lovely peaceful place.”