Wander through the beautiful Chelsea Gardens in Telford Town Park and see your memorial leaf hanging on the singing ringing tree and pay your respects to your loved one.
Remembering your loved one in Telford
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 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 ones in an area significant to them, such as the town where they grew up or their favourite spot in the park.
In Telford, there are several ways you can set up a memorial for your loved one, including memorial leaves in the Chelsea gardens that will signify the loss of your loved one. There are other options, too, including benches in other parks, pending approval from the council.
If you haven’t already, find your funeral director in Telford, who will help you arrange a cremation or burial and give you ideas for a meaningful memorial.
Memorial leaves in Chelsea Gardens
A fitting memorial for your loved one is the memorial leaves placed in Chelsea Gardens. Located in Telford Town Park, the Chelsea Gardens had a sensory garden added in 2014. The lottery-funded project has been designed and is maintained by the Friends of Telford Town Park, run by volunteers.
You can purchase your memorial leaf from the Friends and engrave it before placing it on the singing ringing tree. It’s up to you what you would like to engrave on the leaf, but most people opt for their loved one’s name, date of birth, and death. If there is space, some people add a quote or brief line about their loved ones too.
There is not a limit on how long the leaf can hang from the tree at present, so you could visit it annually to pay your respects to your loved one. The tree is located in the north of the Park, where you can also wander through the Summerhouse Garden and Water Garden.
It would be a lovely idea for a memorial if your loved one enjoyed the gardens, the town park, or being in nature. For more information about engraving a leaf and placing it in the garden, speak to the Friends of Telford Town Park directly.
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.