The aim was to create a light, sunny, ecological area for quiet remembrance
A natural burial ground has been opened in east Kent.
People will be buried without grave markers, headstones or any identification in the area of meadow at Herne Bay Cemetery.
Canterbury City Council said there was space for about 800 graves using coffins made of bamboo or cardboard.
People will be able to find where their loved ones are buried because different areas can be located by small copses of trees and shrubs planted there.
But the council said it would still keep formal burial registers and plans so every grave could be identified.
'Flowers and birds'
Council environment chief Tony Parker said the aim was to provide "sympathetic and respectful" natural burials.
He said it would create a light, sunny, ecological area that was pleasant to visit, offered time for quiet remembrance, and would survive for many generations to come.
Oak benches have been installed for people to view the meadow along with a timber memorial wall for name tablets.
Herne Meadow would enhance biodiversity and provide a habitat for wild flowers, grasses, birds, small mammals and insects to flourish, Mr Parker said.