Memorial ideas in Cambridge

How to remember your loved one in Cambridge.

Pay tribute to your loved one with a dedicated memorial bench in Cambridge University Botanic Garden, plant a tree at their favourite Cambridge park in their honour, or support The Wildlife Trust by buying an engraved leaf in their name.

Remembering your loved one in Cambridge

When a loved one dies and chooses to have their ashes scattered, their family and friends may want to designate a space in their memory to visit instead of a grave. 

A memorial, such as a dedicated tree or bench, can be a meaningful way to remember your loved one. It can give you a spot to visit and think about your loved one in an area that was significant to them, such as the town where they grew up or their favourite spot in the park. 

In Cambridge, there are a number of ways you can set up a memorial for your loved one, including their own tree in a Cambridge park, or a bench in their honour at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. 

Memorialisation is the process of preserving memories of the person who’s died

This could be displaying a memorial plaque, scattering their ashes in a special place or having a bench created in their memory. 

Dedicate a bench at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Celebrate the life of your loved one with a dedicated bench in the tranquil Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Place a bench in their memory where you can sit alone and reflect, or meet up with a family member or friend to share stories about your loved one.

You could visit as frequently as you’d like year round, taking time to wander the impressive grounds and soak up its stunning scenery on a sunny day, stopping at the bench for a rest and a moment of reflection. Or you could settle into the bench with a flask of tea on a brisk day and watch the world go by as you remember your loved one.

A new bench with a personalised plaque costs £3,000 and will remain in the garden for at least 10 years. You can request that the bench be placed in one of three chosen areas, as long as there is availability, which would be a lovely way to honour your loved one’s favourite spot in the garden.

The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is just a 15 minute walk from the city centre and standard adult tickets are £6.30 while an annual membership is £44 a year, or £75 for a joint membership. 

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