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The only exclusively natural burial cemetery in Maryland

A simpler, more natural place of burial, open to everyone.

Serenity Ridge Natural Burial Cemetery and Arboretum was founded on the belief that our community needed a simpler more natural place of burial, open to everyone. We have created a ‘green’ or natural burial cemetery as an alternative to conventional burial, while offering compassionate care to individuals and families as they grieve and process the transitions of life and death.

Call us at 240-NATURAL (240-628-8725) or send us a message to get started.

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Benefits of natural burial

Natural or ‘green burial’ is a return to those traditions that provide a simple, less wasteful, non-toxic means of dedicating one’s physical form back to the earth.


Natural burial aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitats.


The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult times in life, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. You can still honor your loved one without the overwhelming details and costs.


Put your loved one to rest at a fraction of the cost of conventional burial.


An alternative to the current standard form of burial that is friendly to all aspects of a person’s life and to their memory.

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Rather than mowed grass, headstones, and mausoleums, your loved one’s gravesite will be surrounded by trees, shrubs, wildflowers and rolling meadows, with the entire property surrounded by an 80-acre forest.

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Just looking to visit our property?

Serenity Ridge, located in Windsor Mill, Maryland, will serve as more than a natural burial cemetery. We also plan to offer educational and recreational opportunities for the public to enjoy the beauty and wonder of nature.

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We are certified by the Green Burial Council

We are certified by the Green Burial Council, the national certifying body for green burial standards for natural cemeteries in the United States. By these standards, a natural burial ground requires the adoption of practices/protocols that are energy-conserving, minimize waste, and do not allow the use of toxic chemicals. Everything used for burial is renewable.

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2406 Ridge Road
Windsor Mill, MD 21244

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