Dedicate memorial benches in woodland

In memory dedications are a moving way to remember a loved one. At the Woodland Trust we offer a number of commemoration options in a variety of peaceful woodland locations across the UK.

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Your dedication is a way of creating a living tribute in a natural environment that will help to create habitats for wildlife. It is a unique and thoughtful way of leaving a lasting legacy.

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Memorial benches and markers

You can choose to dedicate a new memorial bench with an acre of woodland or a pre-installed bench without an associated acre of woodland.

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Memorial benches

In a number of locations across the UK we offer the option to dedicate a pre-installed bench. All benches include a plaque inscribed with your personal message.

These benches are already in one of our peaceful woods and are waiting to be dedicated to a loved one. Donations start from £1,500.

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Memorial marker posts with an acre of woodland

Memorial marker posts can be dedicated too. Created from sustainably grown timber they are designed to be simple and durable. Donations for memorial posts come with an acre of woodland and feature a plaque inscribed with your personal message and are available for £2,000.

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Memorial benches with an acre of woodland

Dedications of new memorial benches with a dedicated acre of woodland are also available. Alongside your dedication of a beautiful acre of woodland, the bench includes a plaque inscribed with your personal message, which will create a place you can visit to reflect and remember. Donations are £3,000.

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Dedicate woodland

You can dedicate an area of woodland from a starting donation of £250 for a quarter of an acre. You can create larger dedications by adding additional quarter acres for a donation of £250 each.

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Handmade memorial bench styles

There are three different styles of memorial benches to choose from comprising of Plank, Mayfield and our most popular, Chiddingstone. All are handmade to order using FSC Certified Oak, and then installed in the woodland location.

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How to dedicate a memorial bench

In the case of a pre-installed bench, we will notify you when the plaque is ready.

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Choose a wood

Whether you’re dedicating a pre-installed memorial bench, memorial marker post or a new memorial bench with an acre of woodland, first choose the perfect wood to visit and remember from a selection of UK woods specially handpicked for dedications.

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Choose an area

Next, select a location in your chosen wood with your desired dedication option and write your personal message for the certificate and plaque.

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We’ll keep you posted

Once your donation is received your dedication will be processed and our dedications team will be in touch to confirm when your memorial bench will be made and installed. In the case of a pre-installed bench, we will notify you when the plaque is ready.

What’s included
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What’s included?

As a thank you for your donation, you will receive a dedication pack with:

  • a beautiful certificate with your personal message
  • a map with the location of the bench, post or area of woodland
  • more information about your chosen wood
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Your dedication is a way of creating a living tribute in a natural environment that will help to create habitats for wildlife. It is a unique and thoughtful way of leaving a lasting legacy.

Start your dedication now