About Natural Burial
La Puerta Natural Burial Ground is a 40 acre private, serene, conservation burial site with majestic views. Located only an hour south of Albuquerque at the base of the Manzano Mountains, it lies adjacent to 14,000 acres of open space, preserved for future generations.
Our mission is to provide a respectful, simple, affordable, and environmentally sound burial choice for families in New Mexico.
Natural burial is an environmentally sound burial option where the body is simply returned to the earth without embalming chemicals; wrapped in a bio-degradable burial shroud or placed in a bamboo casket, willow carrier, or pine coffin.
Families care for each other in life and we encourage families to take that final loving step and care for loved ones in death by participating in lowering the body into the grave, adding flowers or other natural mementos.
Families may plan and direct a graveside service or arrange a graveside service through a funeral home. Funeral and memorial services may also be held as customary in one’s church, synagogue, mosque, or temple.
The burial site is recorded with GPS coordinates, the surface is restored, and a native plant and/or stone may commemorate the site.
Families may use any funeral home that agrees to the guidelines of
La Puerta Natural Burial Ground.