Memorial Wood

 

A peaceful place for reflection and remembrance.

The Memorial Wood is an area of woodland to the side of the accessible carriageway that crosses the Park. It offers a tranquil setting overlooking Cropston Reservoir and is reached by a natural stone path. Rich in native wildlife species, the area is bound by traditional metal deer fencing, has seating and a central cast iron deer sculpture, set on a natural stone plinth.

Peter Tyldesley, Director of the Bradgate Park Trust said:

“Bradgate Park is a special place for many people and one that is held close to the hearts of visitors and their families. We have been able to dedicate an area for quiet reflection as the Park’s Memorial Wood next to the main carriageway that crosses the Park.” He continued: “Bradgate Park’s Bronze Oak Leaves are inspired by the ancient trees of the Park and are a perfect way to celebrate weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, or to remember someone special. They are individually cast in bronze and displayed as a lasting memento on distinctive feature wooden pillars, made from oak from the Estate, within the natural setting of Memorial Wood.”

Sample Leaf

Cast in bronze


Placed in Bradgate Park’s Memorial Wood


Includes a personalised message


Detailed three-dimensional profile of an oak leaf


Thanks to support from local and national Masonic charities and Leicestershire County Council, the Charity has been able to dedicate an area for quiet reflection as the Park’s Memorial Wood.

Bradgate Park’s Bronze Oak Leaves, reflecting the ancient oaks of the historic landscape, are a perfect way to celebrate weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, or to remember someone special. The Leaves will be displayed on distinctive feature wooden pillars, made from oak from the Estate, within the natural setting of Memorial Wood.


These beautiful bronze leaves can be inscribed with an inscription of your choice (up to 30 characters). They make the perfect commemorative gift to help you celebrate or remember a special person, pet or occasion.


Choose your individual message, name or special dates to be displayed on the surface of a bronze oak leaf as a lasting memento within Bradgate Park.


Each leaf, measuring 16cm long, will form a permanent part of Memorial Wood. Oak Leaves are available for £250.


Alternatively, if you have any questions about Bradgate Park’s Bronze Oak Leaves or would like to discuss your options further, please call us on 0116 2362713 or
email: estate-office@bradgatepark.org

Memorial Wood is being funded by the Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons and the United Grand Lodge of England to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Grand Lodge in 1717.

Additional support has been received from Leicestershire County Council through the Stepping Stones project and Castle FIne Art Foundry, The Woodland Trust and hssp Architects.

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