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Donated benches scheme

Donating a memorial bench to commemorate a loved one can be arranged in many of Westminster’s parks, gardens and cemeteries.

How to apply

The standard charge is £1,336.20 (including VAT) which provides for the supply and installation of a memorial bench, an inscribed dedication plaque and maintenance for 10 years.

Download the donated bench application form:


The Parks and Cemeteries Service will try to accommodate requests for a bench to be placed at a specific location within a park, garden or cemetery but reserves the right to relocate benches within the same open space if required.

No further applications are being accepted for donated benches in Mount Street Gardens at the current time. Applications for Berkeley Square Gardens are also only accepted on behalf of those with a direct connection to the square. 

The council does not manage the Royal Parks, which includes Green Park, Hyde Park, Regents Park and St James’s Park.


Once your application form and payment have been processed, the council will purchase the bench, have the plaque inscribed and arrange for installation. This usually takes around 8 to 12 weeks. We will let you know when the bench has been installed.

Published: 1 October 2021

Last updated: 1 October 2021