Memorial garden for babies and children

We have a memorial garden for babies and children at Aldershot Crematorium.

Our beautiful baby and children's memorial garden was created by Farnborough SANDS, the charity which supports people affected by the loss of a child at any stage.

The garden was made possible thanks to the fundraising efforts of Farnborough SANDS members, generous donations from individuals and businesses, Rushmoor Borough Council and a grant from the Farnborough airport community environment fund. It was opened in July 2016.

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Garden design

The design features gentle curving paths that take the visitor on a journey through light feathery planting.

Plants have been carefully chosen to attract wildlife and provide year-round interest. Specimen trees and shrubs have brought structure and shelter to the area.

The garden includes modern sculptures, a moon bed where engraved pebbles can be laid, curved benches and a memorial wall, where visitors can light a candle for their loved one.

Please be aware that we will not be scattering any cremated remains in the memorial garden. After careful discussion with SANDS, we have agreed to keep the garden as an area of remembrance and we will keep our special woodland scattering area for that purpose.

We will be happy to show you the location of the woodland area in our grounds. If you want to scatter cremated remains, you will need to make an appointment, as we have to record the day, time and location of where scatterings take place.

Wave of Light service

To mark the end of Baby Loss Awareness Week on Sunday 15 October 2017, SANDS together with our bereavement services team are holding a Wave of Light service. The service will take place at the crematorium and will begin at 6.45pm.

Children's names will be read out and candles lit in their memory, by their loved ones.

 
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