Pay tribute to your loved one with a plaque at the Gardens of Remembrance at a Manchester crematorium, dedicate a tree to them in the woodlands surrounding the city, or erect a bench in their favourite park.
Remembering your loved one in Manchester
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 Manchester, there are many ways you can set up a memorial for your loved one, including space in a Garden of Remembrance, dedicating a bench to them at their favourite park, or erecting a tree in their honour in their favourite woodlands or park.
Find your funeral director in Manchester who will help you arrange a cremation or burial and give you ideas for a meaningful memorial.
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 plaque at the Gardens of Remembrance
Most crematoriums across Manchester and Greater Manchester have gardens of remembrance, which are perfect places to set up a memorial for your loved one.
There are many options for memorials in the gardens of remembrance. You could engrave your loved ones name on a plaque or wall, dedicate a rose bush to them, or hang a leaf on a remembrance tree in their memory. There is sure to be something that best suits you and your loved one.
The price for the memorial will vary depending on the memorial you choose and the crematorium. It's best to contact the crematorium directly for an accurate price and see what memorials are available.
Gardens of remembrance are peaceful places that offer a quiet spot to grieve and remember your loved one. You can also return at any time, making a memorial at the gardens of remembrance a suitable alternative to a grave.
Dedicate a tree in Manchester
Keep your loved one’s memory alive by dedicating a tree in their memory. An organisation called City of Trees is planting trees across the Greater Manchester area and is inviting people to dedicate trees to honour the memory of a loved one while helping the environment.
Donate at least £10 to the City of Trees and send them your dedication message, and they will send you an e-certificate. They will also invite you to a ‘dedicate a tree’ planting event which takes place in March.
While you cannot choose the location of your tree, your certificate will be a reminder that you helped do something for the environment and for Manchester in your loved one’s name.
Memorial benches in Manchester
A memorial bench is a lovely way to remember your loved one. An organisation called Life for a Life creates woodland benches that offer wonderful views of forests and green spaces in Manchester and its surrounding areas. For a donation, Life for Life will dedicate a bench in your loved one’s name.
You can dedicate a bench at Beacon Fell, The Mosses, Blackburn Community, Calf Lane, Daisy Nook Country Park, Durleigh Meadows, Fusiliers Meadow, Lowes Road, Ormskirk, Tandle Hill, Upper Longdendale Valley, and Wythenshawe Park.
However, some of these areas may not have space for another bench, so contact Life for a Life for more information. The price will vary depending on the bench and location.
Visit the bench whenever you’d like to enjoy a peaceful moment of reflection and think about your loved one.
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