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Memorials and donations

Donations and memorials - applications currently closed

Requests for bench and bench plaque donations and memorials are currently closed.

Making a donation for a park bench or tree planting is a way to mark a memorable event such as a birthday, anniversary, wedding or to commemorate a special person.

Contact us to discuss making a donation for a memorial. We'll forward your enquiry to the Public Realm service who will then contact you to discuss your request.

Tree donations and memorials

Help offset CO2 production and protect York's precious tree heritage by making a donation towards planting a tree.

We'll try to match your preferred location and tree species and assist you with your decision.

The minimum donation for a personally owned tree is £200, the exact cost will depend on the species of tree chosen.

Tree planting season

Tree planting season is between December and March. Donations received between April and November will allow us to plant in the next planting season. Donations received between December and March will be held over to the following year's buying and planting season.

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Bench and bench plaque donations and memorials

Benches can be located at a range of sites including:

All benches are robust and easy to maintain and, depending on the site chosen, made to complement their location.

The minimum donation is £750 for a bench. The exact price will be confirmed upon application and includes a contribution towards delivery and installation.

A brass plaque can be added at a cost of £80.

Should you wish to donate a bench for Rowntree Park, the minimum donation is £1,325. The exact price will be confirmed upon application.

This covers the cost and delivery to York of a made-to-order bench, which meets Heritage Lottery Fund criteria, as any new bench has to match existing benches within this park.

A brass plaque can be added at a cost of £80.

For enquires about Museum Gardens please contact York Museums Trust.

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Public Realm

Eco Depot, Hazel Court, York, YO10 3DS

Telephone: 01904 551551