We own a number of parks and gardens that are popular for planting memorial trees or placing memorial benches.

Memorial Benches and Sponsor A Bench

Memorial benches can be placed in many South Hams parks and open spaces, to commemorate and remember the life of a loved one. There are a number of sites available.

South Hams Council offer a 10 year sponsorship scheme. This includes installing a new plastic bench, a commemorative plaque and a 10 year maintenance scheme. The charge is £1,235 (including VAT).

To apply for a Memorial Bench, please download and complete the form on the right hand side of the page.

Please note: if you want to register an interest in having a new or sponsored bench in Dartmouth (Royal Avenue Gardens or Coronation Park) please contact Dartmouth Town Council. Tel 01803 832281, email admin@dartmouthtowncouncil.gov.uk.

Memorial Trees

  • Commemorative or dedicated trees can be placed in many of the South Hams Council owned parks and green spaces to commemorate a loved one or special occasion.
  • There may be an opportunity to hold a memorial planting ceremony if you wish to.
  • The type of tree and planting location requires the agreement of the Natural Environment & Recreation Team, in order to ensure that proposals meet with the Council's own management and maintenance plans
  • The cost is £250 (inc VAT), which covers the purchase of the tree, stake and other planting accessories. The price also includes a plaque, and follow up maintenance, although not a replacement should the tree fail in any way.

To apply for a memorial tree please download and complete the application form on the right

Need more information?

For further information, please see downloads on the right hand side of the page.