The Forget-Me-Not Memorial Garden
Created in 2004, the Memorial Garden is situated in Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead. It is a beautiful garden designed in peaceful calming shades and it is widely used by everyone. A path winds round the garden, with the centre piece being a sculpture of a hugging couple designed by Mark Humphrey.
The Memorial Garden was created by West Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire Sands and Dacorum Borough Council. Grants were generously given by private donation, The Hertfordshire Community Foundation award of a Key Fund from the EU Social fund, HELP (Hertfordshire Environmental Landfill Partnership), Dacorum Borough Council, St Albans Round Table and the William Sutton Trust. The design and planting was created by Caroline Muddle of Green Leaf Gardening.
The local group recognised the need for a special place to be dedicated to the memory of babies that have sadly died and to provide a living tribute to them. In some instances, parents have not known the final resting place of their child, or have perhaps moved away. Around the garden are plaques that have been placed by parents, family members and friends as a remembrance to their babies.
The garden is maintained by West Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire Sands. We are always looking for volunteers. Please look in our Events section to check on the next Gardening date.
The whole of this Garden is designed as a living tribute to the babies we have loved and lost. If you feel the need to leave a tribute when visiting, a single fresh flower would not be out of place. Unfortunately any other tokens of remembrance will have to be removed to keep this garden natural.