We operate a donated seat scheme across many of the parks and open spaces throughout the district. Unfortunately we are unable to accept any new requests at this time.

Donating a seat in memory of a loved one is a popular way many family members and friends choose to remember that special person. It may be possible to install a beautiful seat in the favourite park or open space of your loved one, or somewhere you enjoy visiting.

To ensure that the seats in our parks and gardens look the same, we ask that you choose from our selection of three different styles. Please note that in some of our parks and open spaces there will only be one style of bench available.

  • recycled Serpent seat, Harrogate, Starbeck, Knaresborough and Pateley Bridge - price on application
  • recycled Ripon seat - price on application
  • Kensington seat - price on application

Recycled Serpent seat

This style of seat is available to use in Harrogate (including The Stray), Starbeck, Knaresborough and Pateley Bridge.

Recycled Ripon seat

This style of seat is available to use throughout the Ripon area.

Kensington (domestic oak) seat

This style of seat is available to use in areas within the Valley Gardens, along the Sun Colonnades and in areas close to the central flowerbeds and water feature.
Kensington style benches would also be used within our cemeteries and churchyards.


Perspex plaques are available in black and gold.

For further information please contact bereavements.

Donated seat policy

Donated seat agreement

Donated Kensington seat agreement