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Memory Orchard

Remember your loved one with a leaf in our Memory Orchard.

As the days become shorter and early morning mists shroud fields and hedges, the Hospice gardens are bathed in the warmth of autumn colours and leaves turning, red, gold and brown fall gently from the trees. Overlooking the local orchards and oast houses in the peaceful Hospice gardens is the stunning new Memory Orchard – a beautiful sculpture, holding memories of loved ones on copper leaves glowing in the late afternoon sunshine.

Choosing to hang a copper leaf, with a personal dedication to your loved one, is such a special way to remember them. The leaves are made of copper and can be gently moulded into a unique leaf shape. As the copper ages the leaf will become as unique as the person you are remembering.

For a suggested donation of £120 for each leaf, your leaf will hang on the beautiful Memory Orchard for a year (or longer if you wish) and will be a lasting tribute in memory of your loved one. Every leaf engraved with the name and message for someone special, is a unique and personal tribute and your donations will directly help local patients and families get the support they need, to make the most of precious time together. After one year, we will write to you and you can either choose to have your leaf returned to you in a special presentation box, or to remain on the Memory Orchard for future years, for an annual £120 donation.

You are welcome to visit the Memory Orchard to see your leaf and to spend time reflecting and remembering those special people in your life.

To purchase a leaf with your personal tribute, please complete the form below.