Memorial bench or plaque

Park memorials

A memorial bench is a thoughtful way to remember a loved one. It can stand as a reminder of their life for many years to come. It's also a place for family and friends to reflect on memories and shared moments.

If you are looking for a way to create a memorial for a loved one, then you can apply to donate a memorial bench in some of our parks and open spaces The bench can also have a plaque in dedication. Plaques can also be placed on an existing bench.

We will maintain any memorial bench. We will not be able to replace the plaque or bench at the end of its useful life and we do not accept responsibility if a memorial is damaged, vandalised or stolen. 

The council no longer provides a service for memorial benches at Gunnersbury Park. If you wish to apply for a memorial bench to be installed in Gunnersbury park please email

Memorials in cemeteries

We also run a memorial scheme, where you can ask for a Clarendon bench or plaque in either Greenford Park Cemetery or Hortus Cemetery, in memory of a loved one. 

Memorial benches

Types of benches 

We offer a wooden bench or a Clarendon bench, with or without a plaque.

  • wooden bench without plaque: £800
  • wooden bench with plaque: £1100
  • Clarendon bench without plaque: £1250
  • Clarendon bench with plaque: £1550
  • memorial plaque on existing bench: £300.  

Standard size plaque - 63 x 152mm (can fit up to 5 lines with 36 characters per line)

Putting the bench in place

Once the location and what you want written has been agreed, our supplier will send you a test copy and a quote for you to approve. We will give you an order number and let you know how to pay once the order has been confirmed. 

Delivery and installation of the bench is included in the total cost. This will take around 8 to 12 weeks, from when the payment is made.  

Only text inscriptions are allowed, graphics are not allowed. Final approval of text will be made by the parks service manager to make sure it is suitable for a public open space.

Apply for a memorial bench or plaque

Bench removal

If your donated bench is in a bad condition, damaged or unsafe for public use, we will need to remove it. We will try to contact the family members to let them know and also ask whether they want to donate a replacement bench. If the family do not want a replacement or if we do not get a reply within six weeks, then we may offer the space to another family. 

We keep a database of contact details for each family. Please contact us to update your details if they change.