Within Nene Park there are a number of memorial benches, in a variety of locations, available to be dedicated to loved ones.

These benches can be 'adopted' for ten years with an engraved brass plaque fixed to the bench, for a donation of £500.

There is currently a waiting list for the benches, if you would like to be added to this list, or would like to receive more information please contact Visitor Services at [email protected]

You may be interested to know we also have our Celebration Leaves, which is another special way to remember a loved one at Nene Park. If you would like to know more, or make an enquiry, please email the fundraising team at [email protected].

Terms and conditions:

As Nene Park Trust receives a high number of requests for memorial benches please be aware of the following:

  • The Trust has an overall benches replacement plan for the Park and new benches are installed periodically
  • All new benches are to an approved standard design
  • All requests are treated on a first come, first served basis
  • You will be given a choice of bench position, where possible
  • Benches may not be brand new depending on their location in the Park
  • Any plaque must be approved in writing by the Trust
  • Plaque size is 13cm in length and 7.5cm in height
  • Applicant is responsible for supplying the plaque
  • It is not appropriate for any memorial gifts, tokens, flowers or plants to be left on, near or planted by the bench at anytime (note the Trust reserves the right to remove anything placed in this manner)
  • The scattering or burying of ashes in the Park is not permitted
  • A donation of £500 is requested for each memorial bench adopted – this covers purchase of a bench, installation and on-going maintenance for a 10 year period
  • Benches are maintained by Trust staff for as long as possible, however the Trust reserves the right to remove or re-site a bench for any reasons and shall attempt to make contact with the adopter
  • If a memorial bench is removed for any reason the plaque will be kept for the adopter to reclaim – an alternative or replacement may be offered