If you’re looking for a way to create a memorial for a loved one then you can apply for a memorial at one of our parks in Medway.

We offer memorial benches and memorial trees at a variety of parks, including Capstone farm Country Park. This has become a favourite place to remember a loved one.

We work with Medway Norse and can install memorial benches on council owned land. You can apply for a memorial bench at:

  • country parks
  • certain urban parks
  • woodlands
  • play areas

To apply please complete our memorial bench form and upload to our online memorial bench application.

Please note that there may be restrictions in place on the location and style of the bench. Memorial benches and location are subject to availability and Riverside Country Park currently has a waiting list for memorial benches.

Memorial plaques for your bench

You can also apply for a small memorial plaque that can be attached to your seat. Please note that the number of letters on the plaque will be limited.

Cost of memorial benches

The cost of your memorial bench will depend on its size, style and location. A memorial plaque will be included in the cost of the bench but doesn’t include VAT and installation costs

You can only apply for a memorial bench in the Stamford Seat design at:

  • Gillingham park
  • Wigmore park
  • Grange Road, Gillingham
  • Jackson’s recreation ground, Rochester
  • Victoria gardens, Chatham
  • Fort Pitt gardens, Chatham
  • The Esplanade, Rochester.

Costs of memorial benches in country parks

Seat/bench style Price
Woodland seat £750
Woodland bench £400
Picnic table £600
Wheelchair access picnic table £800

Costs of memorial seats in urban parks, woodlands and play areas

Seat/bench style Price
Stanford £1,400
Picnic table £800
Wheelchair access picnic table £800

Please note that prices for memorial benches are subject to change.

Memorial trees

Memorial trees are also available. With your help we could develop memorial gardens within both of our Green Flag Country Parks.

A variety of trees and shrubs can be planted at both locations. Staff at either park will advise on suggested products. Prices start at £95 excluding VAT. 

Unfortunately, we cannot offer a plaque with the memorial trees but we log all planted products.

To find out more, visit our memorial tree page.