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).

For more information about the scheme, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

To apply for a Memorial Bench, please download and complete Icon for pdf this form [210.43KB].

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

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.

The type of tree and planting location requires the agreement of the Natural Environment and 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 Icon for pdf application form [741.84KB].

Need more information?

For further information, please email