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


Wandlebury Country Park has recently increased in size by 20%, due to acquisition of key pieces of neighbouring land which means that we can now offer new memorial benches. You can sponsor one of the benches on our new land at Magog Farm with their locations marked on the map below. 

The Magog Farmland Benches are available for a minimum suggested donation of £3,500 per bench which includes the cost of the bench, an engraving of up to 30 words and a donation towards its upkeep and to support the work of Cambridge Past Present & Future.

If you would like to receive further information, discuss these options or make an arrangement to visit the sites 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 wood for the handmade, natural oak benches with routed inscriptions. We ask for a minimum suggested donation of £3,000 per bench, this donation covers the cost of the bench, 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]

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. Your suggested donation of £595 includes a beautiful personalised stainless steel tree plaque so you can give a dedication to mark the event. More info 

See here for further information or email [email protected]