Memorial Garden

Our Memorial Garden is now fully established as a wildlife haven in a quiet area of our 12 acre site.

The garden was built by staff who designed it to provide varying habitats and then planted trees, shrubs, hedging and a grass area interplanted with wildflowers. A pond was constructed with a gently shelving beach to ensure hedgehogs and other creatures could get out safely if they choose to go for a dip!


The garden is visited by many species of bird including finches, tits and thrushes which feed on the berries and seeds and nest in the hedges and nest box. Butterflies drink nectar from the flowers, dragonflies are seen over the pond and toads shelter beneath log piles.

We have continued to plant different varieties of native trees, shrubs and flowers such as rowan, holly, cotoneaster, buddleia, verbascum, knapweed and wildflowers.

The garden provides a peaceful haven for wildlife and a tranquil place for members of the public to remember their loved one.

To commemorate a loved one you can:

  • Place a plaque in the Memorial Garden for £100
  • Place a plaque underneath an existing tree in the Garden for £100
  • Plant a native tree near the garden for £150

You may then visit the garden by appointment with us at the Centre.

To contact us please call in or e-mail us on for further details.

Our public line is only answered during office hours – for emergencies after office hours please call our National Call Centre on 0300 1234 999