Dedicate a Memorial Bench or Tree

Memorial Benches

Earth Trust is guardian of some of South Oxfordshire’s most beautiful greenspaces. The Wittenham Clumps, Little Wittenham Wood and Thrupp Lake in particular offer places of serenity, peace and reflection and so Earth Trust is delighted to offer the opportunity to dedicate a memorial bench at these locations.

Each bench location, whether on the Clumps, in the woods or by the lake, has been specially chosen to provide stunning views from which to enjoy the landscape and reflect.

Earth Trust asks for a donation to place a memorial bench; your donation will be used to commission the bench as well as care for it and the surrounding landscape for the dedication period of 10 years. Each bench is handmade to order in a design specifically chosen to compliment the surroundings of your chosen location. You will be able to choose the wording for the plaque on the bench, dedicating it to your loved one.

For benches placed on the iconic Wittenham Clumps (Castle Hill or Round Hill), we ask for a donation of £5,000. Benches placed amongst the wild beauty of Little Wittenham Wood are supported by a donation of £2,500. To place a bench next to Thrupp Lake and enjoy the variety of wildlife that calls the lake home, we ask for a donation of £2,000.

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Memorial Trees

Earth Trust welcomes those who would like to remember their loved one by planting a memorial tree on the Earth Trust Farm. Our tree dedication scheme is a wonderful way to help us deliver our conservation and forestry objectives, whilst also commemorating your loved one with a beautiful tree in peaceful surroundings.

Planting locations are available in the tranquil setting of Little Wittenham Wood; a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. Accompanied by your family and friends, you will be able to come along at a pre-agreed date and time and plant the tree.

To plant a memorial tree we ask for a donation of £200 which will be used to care for your tree as well as support Earth Trust’s work, protecting much loved green spaces and connecting people with nature.

Earth Trust has a policy of keeping our green spaces as wild and natural as possible, and as such we do not have dedication plaques on our sites, except where they are connected to bench dedications (please get in touch for more information about benches).

To arrange the planting of a memorial tree for your loved one, please complete the online form and donation checkout.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss things further before proceeding, please contact the Fundraising Team. For further information about fundraising practice at Earth Trust, please see our Fundraising Code of Practice and Privacy Policy.

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