Bradgate Park is a special place for many people and is close to the hearts of visitors and their families.  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.Memorial Wood Logotype

Memorial Wood late spring

Where is it?

Memorial Wood is an area of woodland to the side of the accessible carriage way 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 sculpture of a stag, set on a natural stone plinth.  

Bradgate Park’s Bronze Oak Leaves

Reflecting the ancient oaks of the historic landscape, these leaves are a perfect way to celebrate weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, or to remember someone special. They are displayed on distinctive feature wooden pillars, made from oak from the Estate, within the natural setting of Memorial Wood.

Bronze leaves

The beautiful bronze leaves can be inscribed with a dedication of your choice (limited to 30 characters, excluding spaces, over two lines). They make the perfect commemorative gift to help you celebrate or remember a special person, pet or occasion.

Choose your individual message, name or 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.

Cast Deer from the Memorial Wood

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;  email [email protected]

Download the Memorial Wood Leaflet and Application Form