Nene Park is a special place, where experiences have been shared and memories made by our visitors over the years. We want to give you the chance to capture these moments in the Park and share them with others. With local artist, Jeni Cairns, we have created copper oak leaves to be engraved with a message of your choice and displayed on our beautiful carved oak sculptures, made with wood from our very own Bluebell Wood, with the skill of local craftsman Alistair Thompson. 

These leaves are the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, honour an important occasion, remember someone special or hold onto a moment at Nene Park.

The leaves 
Made by local artist, Jeni Cairns, these leaves have been hand cut from copper and rolled through a mill with an oak leaf mould to create the delicate veining. Engraved by local engravers with a personal message, the leaves are then finished off in our Nene Park workshop and attached to the carved oak sculptures by our Nene Park Trust Rangers.


The oak sculptures 

These have been created using oak from our very own Bluebell Wood. Alistair Thompson from Quercus Woodcraft treated and shaped the wood to create these beautiful sculptures which have been set within our wildlife garden; a tranquil place to sit and enjoy the messages left by visitors on the leaves.

Purchasing one of these unique engraved leaves not only gives you the chance to hold a memory in the Park but also helps to support Nene Park Trust and all the work that we do. The money received from this scheme will go straight back to the Trust and play a huge part in supporting our continued environmental conservation, opportunities for education, leisure and protecting Peterborough’s heritage.

Thank you for your support - we hope you enjoy celebrating special moments at Nene Park.


The Package 

  • £250 per copper leaf displayed in the Park for 5 years
  • £500 per copper leaf displayed in the Park for 10 years

Your leaf will be attached to an oak sculpture in the wildlife garden at Ferry Meadows for 5 or 10 years, after which time your leaf will be polished and returned to you to keep. 

How to order your leaf

Click here to download the Celebration Leaves order form, complete and return by email, post or in person at the Visitor Centre & Gift Shop.

We'd love to hear from you if you'd like to discuss this scheme further, please click here to contact the Fundraising team.