The Quiet Garden, Poole Park

Dedicate a Bench

Following the creation of the Quiet Garden in 2017, the installation of chunky hardwood benches and other seating within it attracted the support of a number of public donations. As a result, other new benches were made available for public dedication there and elsewhere in the Park.

The options are detailed below; prices quoted include a personalised brass or stainless steel plaque with which to remember a loved one or celebrate a life event. 

Also included in the price is the supply and maintenance of your chosen bench for a period of 10 years. After that time you will be contacted and asked if you would like to continue.

If you are interested in dedicating a bench please contact:
Toni Powell
Poole Park Life Community Engagement Officer
Tel: 01202 093718
Email: toni.powell@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Please note, all benches in the Rose Garden have now been dedicated; we can still offer benches around the Freshwater Lakes and sections of the large curved bench in the Quiet Garden, as described below:

At the Freshwater Lakes

The area around the freshwater lakes, behind The Ark café, was recently improved as part of the Poole Park Life project, with a range of new landscaping, including gabion basket lake edges, surfacing to replace the crazy paving and considerable new areas of shrub and tree planting.

To allow visitors to fully appreciate these improvements, new benches and picnic sets have been installed and are now available for public dedication. The new benches complement those in the Quiet Garden, which have been very well received, and provide a resting point to enjoy views across the lakes whilst surrounded by seaside-themed shrub planting. Picnic sets are installed between the play area (which is due for refurbishment in 2021) and the miniature railway station.

3 No. Straight Backless Benches

Specifications:
Length 2.5m, Height 45cm
FSC naturally very durable hardwood

Cost of 10 year donation: £1,789

2 No. Straight Backrest Benches

Specifications:
Length 2.5m, Height 45cm
FSC naturally very durable hardwood

Cost of 10 year donation: £2,044

3 No. Standard Picnic Sets

Specifications:
Length 1.8m, Height 45cm
FSC naturally very durable hardwood

Cost of 10 year donation: £3,625

Please note, any plaques you see on the photographs above will be manufacturers plaques, not to be confused with dedication plaques.

The location and views from the new seating at the Freshwater Lakes

Photos taken prior to the sea-side themed shrub planting carried out in March 2020

At the Quiet Garden

Currently there are sections of the large curved bench that are available for dedication (including a personalised plaque). The planting in the Quiet Garden has now matured, with colour and interest through every season of the year. Wildlife is attracted to the site through carefully chosen planting, a bug hotel and a bird feeder. There are also views to be enjoyed over the cricket pitch and across the lakes.

1 No. Large Curved Bench

Dedication per 2-seat section (3 No.) incl. plaque

Specifications:
Width 2m, Height 45cm
FSC naturally very durable hardwood

Cost of 10 year donation: £1,450

The Quiet Garden, Poole Park

The location and view from the curved bench in the Quiet Garden

Please note, any plaques you see on the photographs above will be manufacturers plaques, not to be confused with dedication plaques.

If you are interested in dedicating a bench in Poole Park, please contact Toni Powell:

Toni Powell
Poole Park Life Community Engagement Officer
BCP Council
T: 01202 093718
E: toni.powell@bcpcouncil.gov.uk