If you have treasured memories of a loved one or a special moment to commemorate at one of the places we care for, then making an in-memory gift to Cambridge Past, Present & Future is a great way to make a difference to local nature and heritage.

We have several options to commemorate loved ones and life events at both Wandlebury Country Park and Coton Countryside Reserve. Although we wish we could accommodate all commemorative giving requests this is not always possible. 

Please note that we do not encourage the scattering of ashes as Wandlebury as it is a public park and not a memorial garden. Please see our guidance for more information.

Wandlebury Country Park

If you have special memories of the park and wish to give a gift in memory of a loved one you can dedicate a sky gazing seat to a loved one, sponsor one of our spectacular trees or donate towards a butterfly plaque in our new pollinator garden.

New Sky Gazing Seats

Each of these three new sculptural seats will be carved by a local woodcarver craftsman from a single piece of sequoia redwood are intended to give visitors a chance to take some time out for a mindful moment, look up at the clouds and listen to the sounds of nature all around. They will be placed in a quiet area of the walled garden at Wandlebury.

They are available as memorial seats and can have an inscription carved onto them, so if you would like to dedicate them to a loved one please get in touch with [email protected] for more information and to order. There is a minimum donation of £5,000 for each seat, which goes towards the cost of making the seat, delivery, installation and the care and maintenance of the seat and area for five years.


New Plant a Tree

Cambridge PPF are transforming farmland into a beautiful mix of meadows and woodland. It is part of our efforts to increase nature, adapt to the impacts of climate change and support people's health and well-being.

As part of this exciting project we want to plant 3 new native trees as a small copse. The trees will be beech, lime and sweet chestnut and they will be protected from grazing animals with a substantial wooden tree guard.

We are asking donors to dedicate these special new trees. There is a minimum suggested donation of £2,500 for each dedicated tree which goes towards the cost of the tree and tree guard, a stainless steel plaque with a 4 line inscription, delivery, careful planting and the care and maintenance of the tree for at least five years. It is also a donation towards our charitable work to protect the beauty of Cambridge and its environment. Donors will be invited to help plant the tree.

Please email [email protected] to find out more and to make an appointment to view the location.

Sponsor a Tree

You can now choose a tree that is special to you or a loved one at either Wandlebury or Coton and sponsor it. A suggested minimum donation of £595 includes a beautiful personalised stainless steel tree plaque so you can give a dedication to mark the event.  Order Here

See here for further information or email [email protected]

Butterfly Plaques

You can get involved with our new pollinator garden by dedicating a butterfly plaque to a special someone at the beautiful and historic Wandlebury Country Park for a mimimum suggsted donation of £199. Choose from four native British butterflies - comma, brimstone, peacock and small blue. Order here.

If you would like to discuss any these options or make an arrangement to visit Wandlebury please get in touch with us on [email protected]

Coton Countryside Reserve

If Coton Countryside Reserve has been a special place to you and your family, there a number of sites to choose from for a  commemorative bench.

A local craftsman uses locally sourced green oak for the handmade benches with routed inscriptions. We ask for a minimum suggested donation of £3,000 per bench and this donation covers the cost of the bench, delivery, installation,  the inscription and the care and maintenance of the bench for five years after it is installed.

To discuss your in memory gift request or to make an application for a bench at Coton Countryside Reserve please email [email protected]