Niagara Parks strives to plant numerous trees throughout its 1,325 hectares (3,274 acres) of property each year. It’s part of an ongoing mandate to preserve and protect the natural landscape for millions of guests from around the world. The Niagara Parks Memorial Tree & Bench Program is one way for relatives and friends to take part in this important cause.

The gift of a tree is a lasting tribute that benefits the community and natural environment, and memorial benches offer a unique remembrance of a loved one in one of Niagara Parks’ many beautiful settings.

Memorial Trees in Niagara Parks

Contribute towards NPC’s tree planting program each year as part of its mandate to preserve and protect the natural environment along the Niagara River corridor. The gift of a tree is a lasting tribute and will benefit the community, off-set carbon footprints and be appreciated by visitors for decades to come.

Cost & Details

Niagara Parks is responsible for the installation of your gift. Specific selection and placement are by request and subject to the discretion of Niagara Parks but will be considered in collaboration with the donor.

Tree labels include the common and scientific name of the tree, and individual labels may contain the words “in honour of” or “in memory of” as appropriate. Please note that there may be an extended lead time in order to acquire suitable trees. The planting of some species may also be delayed in order to wait for the best planting time. Donors may opt to donate toward and dedicate existing tree specimens.

There is a cost of $575 for each tree planted. Cost includes materials, planting, memorial label and ongoing maintenance.

Memorial BenchesĀ in Niagara Parks

Memorial benches have increased in popularity as a special remembrance of a loved one. As with memorial trees, bench placement is subject to the discretion of Niagara Parks but will be considered in collaboration with the donor.

Cost & Details

Bench labels may contain the words “in honor of” or “in memory of” as appropriate. Please note that there may be extended lead time to allow for the installation process. There is a cost of $3,000 to $3,500 for each bench installed. Cost includes customized bench, materials, memorial label and ongoing maintenance.

Monet Bench

Monet Bench

The ornate Monet bench can only be found exclusively within the world class rose garden of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. At a cost of $3,500, the bench is 1.8 metres (6 feet) in length.

Hyde Park Bench

Hyde Park Bench

The Hyde Park is a memorial bench which can be found only throughout the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. This sturdy and rather durable bench, available at a cost of $3,500, is 1.8 metres (6 feet) in length.

Victoria Bench

Victoria Bench

The Niagara Parks custom Victorian memorial bench can be found throughout Niagara Parks along the Niagara River and in many garden areas. At a cost of $3,000, this bench is 1.8 metres (6 feet) in length and features a Niagara Parks tree logo cast into each end.

Contact Us

Please fill out a donation inquiry form for more information on the Niagara Parks Memorial Tree & Bench Program. Donation requests may also be sent to the Senior Director, Parks, P.O Box 150, Niagara Parks, ON L2E 6T2 or by calling (905) 295-4396 ext. 3261.

Receipts for donations will be provided as appropriate.

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