Why you should visit Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, UK
+Memorial Gardens Photo diary
I love spending as much time as possible in the memorial gardens during this time of the year. It’s so beautiful seeing the explosion of colors in every corner that always inspires me in some new ways and gives me the creativity I’m looking for in that moment.
The memorial gardens cover nine hectares adjacent to Stoke Park. They are a cemetery for cremation burials only. The gardens were laid out by Edward White and are of an innovative design. They originally had none of the traditional buildings or memorials associated with funerary sites. Features include ponds, formal and informal gardens, fountains, knot gardens, a central parterre and tree avenues.
In 1928 Sir Noel Mobbs gave a piece of gently sloping open parkland for a garden of remembrance. The garden was laid out by Edward White of Milner, Son and White, Landscape Architects, during the early-1930s. The layout was completed in November 1937. The site remains in use as a garden of remembrance. It underwent a major restoration programme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, in 2002-04.