Dedications and Memorials

Trees, benches and plaques are available at both Porthkerry Country Park and Cosmeston Lakes Country Park. 

Memorial Trees

Planting a memorial tree can help people to come to terms with their loss and creates a special place for friends and family to visit, remember and reflect.

 

There are many places that a tree can be planted; opportunities exist where tree planting is part of the landscape management programme within the country parks.

 

Only native tree species can be planted, the country park has a list of approved species you can choose from. The sponsor is responsible for choosing and purchasing the tree, a supporting stake and a strap. The country park can provide details of a reputable dealer where tree species (approximately 6-8ft in height) can be purchased.

 

The price for planting includes the services of a ranger on planting day, and all future maintenance of the tree by the experienced Countryside Service. Should the tree fail to mature, it will be replaced once at no extra cost.

 

Locations:  Porthkerry Country Park /  Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

 

Cost: £300 (This doesn't include the price of tree)

 

Memorial tree-planting season runs from mid-October through to the end of February.

 

  • The Planting

    An experienced member of the ranger service will help you with the planting, usually preparing the hole prior to your arrival.

     

    The ranger will give you advice about the tree, after which you and your family are welcome to plant the tree in the hole prepared.

     

    Once planting is complete, you will be given a map showing you the location of the tree and detailing the date and species of tree planted.

     

    In the event that your tree is damaged resulting in the tree failing to mature, the country park will replace the tree once at no extra cost.

     

    Unfortunately, no plaques can be erected, nor is flower planting permitted. This prevents drawing unwanted attention to the planted tree. If you wish to lay some flowers next to the tree at certain times of the year, this is acceptable.

 

Benches

Benches are available at locations where additional or replacement seating is required.  Benches and plaques are purchased directly through Porthkerry Country Park and Cosmeston Lakes Country Park.  Benches will be installed onsite by the Countryside Service. 

 

The traditionally designed bench is constructed from environmentally friendly recycled materials with black arm rests and brown slats.  The bench is vandal-resistant with a robust design never needing painting, weather-resistant and will not rot.

 

A plaque (150mm x 50mm) is also provided with wording of your choice agreed with the Countryside Service

 

Bench Specifications

Length: 1970mm

Depth: 780mm

Seat Height: 460mm

Overall Height: 880mm

 

Locations:  Porthkerry Country Park /  Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

 

Cost: £1,500

 

Plaques

Plaques are available for placement on a wooden pillar cut from Douglas Fir.  The plaques are purchased directly through Porthkerry Country Park and Cosmeston Lakes Country Park and will be installed onsite by the Countryside Service. 

 

The plaque (150mm x 50mm) is provided with wording of your choice agreed with the Countryside Service.

 

Locations:  Porthkerry Country Park /  Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

 

Cost: £300

  

If you are interested in a dedication or memorial at one of our Country Parks please contact:

 

Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

  • 029 2070 1678

Porthkerry Country Park

  • 01446733589

 

Penarth Pier Plaques Scheme

Mark a special occasion or commemorate a loved one with an engraved brass plaque on the decking of Penarth Pier.

 

There are two different sizes of brass plaques are available:

  • 100mm x 12mm (maximum 20 characters, including spaces) = £25
  • 100mm x 36mm (maximum 60 characters, including spaces) = £60

 

All profits generated from the Penarth Pier Plaque Scheme will assist in the maintenance of the Pier.

 

 

Please send your completed form to:

Visible Services

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Alps Depot

Wenvoe

CF5 6AA