For those seeking a more environmentally friendly burial option, we are pleased to offer natural (or ‘green’) burial, defined as the burial of an unenbalmed body in a biodegradable shroud or container. At Mount Auburn, natural burial graves are added in carefully selected locations of the Cemetery’s historic core, among the our stately trees and monuments.
NATURAL BURIAL OPTIONS
Mount Auburn’s natural burial graves come with various options for memorialization:
Unmarked Graves are recorded in our mapping system but do not have any physical marker on the grounds beyond a small numbered metal plate.* These types of graves range from $9,000 to $20,000.
Shared Marker Graves are those which provide permanent memorialization on a communal stone, which is shared by all those buried in nearby graves. These spaces range from $15,000 to $20,000.
Natural burial graves with private flush markers are also available, starting at $25,000.
*A separate purchase of a memorial tree plaque is allowed.
Each grave, regardless of memorialization, allows the interment of one body as well as one set of cremated remains. Interment fees and fees relating to memorialization are not included in the purchase price.
PURCHASING BURIAL SPACE
We are currently working to replenish our inventory of natural burial graves. Please fill out the form below to be notified via email when space is available for pre-need purchase.
If you are facing an immediate or imminent need, please call the main office at 617-547-7105.