Commemorative benches

An example of a wooden bench

An example of a wooden bench

We are currently reviewing how we process and deliver memorial and commemorative items in our parks and open spaces.
We wont be taking any new requests at this time but please keep checking our website for updates.

You can create a place for memories of a special day or a loved one in Lichfield District Council’s parks and open spaces, including Stowe Pool.

We offer the chance to dedicate a bench, tree, plant or shrub. You can choose from traditional steel benches or wooden benches, as well as various species of trees and plants.


A steel bench costs £1,300, which includes an inscribed plaque and installation.

Trees and shrubs

If you are interested in sponsoring a tree, please contact us to discuss the availability of trees and possible locations. Current tree varieties include: sweet chestnut, walnut, dune berries, ash and elder.

You may have a favourite tree or shrub that would make a more fitting memorial donation. Please contact us to discuss suitable plants and available locations.


Memorial benches include a brass plaque with your personal inscription. The cost of a tree or a shrub plaque starts from £180, including the stand and fitting.


As part of the service, we can plant your commemorative tree or shrub. However, benches and plaque stands need to be installed by our approved contractor, which is arranged by the parks team.

Important information

Commemorative items that are placed in any park or public space owned and managed by Lichfield District Council are accepted as donations to the park for any visitor to use and see.

It is not Lichfield District Council’s responsibility to replace or repair any item(s) that have been donated to any of the parks.

Contact us

To discuss commemorative benches or memorials, please contact Lichfield District Council’s parks team.

In person: at Beacon Park’s Ranger Station (next to the crazy golf course)
Telephone: 01543 308867
In writing to: Commemorative benches & Memorials, Swinfen Broun Pavilion, Beacon Park, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS18 6QZ