Memorial Garden Benches

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For those we've loved, and those we've lost, having a nice way to remember them is a wonderful idea to keep their memory alive. A memorial bench for a garden or a park is a great item for this purpose. They are comfortable and can start a conversation based on nothing more than the curiosity of those who didn't know the person the bench is dedicated to.

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Updated 25/10/2022
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Custom Memorial Garden Bench

Custom Memorial Garden Bench

This unique memorial garden bench is handmade of pine. The wood is stained and then finished with a protective polyurethane coat. The bench arms and support are made from cast iron and painted black. All attachments are stainless steel and will not rust.  

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Custom-made, this personalized memorial bench for your garden leaves a special spot for an image of your loved one. You can also have a personal message inset into the seat slats. The seat back is in the shape of a butterfly. Plant yellow and purple flowers with simple open blooms to attract live butterflies around the bench. 

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Vinyl Memorial Garden Bench

Vinyl Memorial Garden Bench

These personalized memorial benches are made from recycled plastic lumber. They're assembled using stainless steel screws, making the bench durable and long-lasting. It is accented with an engraved oval granite plaque securely inlaid on the backrest. This bench measures 50" long by 25" deep and 36" high.

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You can choose between a weathered or cedar finish color on this memorial garden bench. We love knowing you can choose a picture of your loved one for the plaque and surround it with meaningful text. The image will be displayed in black and white, so if you want to send a full-color image, look at it at home in black and white to see if the contrast translates well. 

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Memorial Garden Park Bench

Memorial Garden Park Bench

Measuring 48" long, this heavy memory bench is created from 100% monument-grade granite and ships in four pieces. All surfaces are polished, and the seat back can be engraved with a custom message. Text and graphics can be included in the description before the engraving process begins. 

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The stunning Bahama Blue granite used for this unique memorial bench is suitable for a park or cemetery. If you hope to place this beautiful memorial bench in a cemetery or park, you'll first want to check with them for any restrictions or requirements. You will typically be responsible for paying for the bench's foundation. Not all cemeteries will set the benches for you, so you'll also want to check this.

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Memory Garden Bench

Memory Garden Bench

This memorial bench idea adds a personalized message on both the seat and the back of the bench. Once you've submitted the text, you'll get a chance to see exactly what it will look like before the bench is made. The finished size is 36" long by 14-16" wide and 16" high.

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Each of these memorial garden benches is custom-made and can be laser-etched with any message and font of your choice. While it's tempting to combine multiple fonts together in an effort to be creative, best practices suggest you don't. A good rule of thumb is to keep it simple. Stick to two fonts using a classic sans serif and serif combination.

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Wooden Memorial Garden Bench

Wooden Memorial Garden Bench

This small memory bench is 36" long by 11" deep and 20" high. It has five stain color options: dark walnut, natural walnut, espresso, golden oak, or weathered gray. Handmade from wood, your message will be painted on top of the bench and then sealed with a clear varnish. 

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While this memory bench can be placed in a shaded area in your garden, they're not intended to be left outside in extreme weather. These benches would make a perfect porch bench or even an entry bench inside your home. Choose the stain color that matches your indoor or outdoor furniture and contrasts with the flooring or decking.

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Children's Memorial Garden Bench

Children's Memorial Garden Bench

You can choose one of two heights for this sweet child-size memory bench. Each bench is handmade from Douglas fir, Monterey pine, and reclaimed wood. It's held together with galvanized screws and finished with an oil-based stain and marine varnish. 

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Memorial Plaque Garden Bench

Memorial Plaque Garden Bench

A discreet brass plaque is inset in the back of this wood memorial bench. The plaque size is 2" by 8," and you can have up to six lines of type with up to 32 character spaces per line. Choose from six font styles: Century, Roman, Block, Script, Contemporary and Optima. 

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Black Granite Memorial Garden Bench

Black Granite Memorial Garden Bench

With several options for engraving text, images, and portraits, this black granite memorial bench will last for generations. The seat and back are 36" long, and the bench supports are 20" by 2.5" by 18". All four parts are polished and shipped separately to be assembled on-site. 

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Memorial Garden Benches

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Just as the name suggests, memorial garden benches are pieces of furniture that remembers someone who has passed away. They're generally placed in a garden or public place. However, many individuals choose to put them in their yards or gardens to memorialize those they love who have passed away. To ensure you're getting the best garden bench for your loved one, it's essential you do some homework ahead of time. With that in mind, we've put together this guide to help inspire your choices.

It's essential that you select appropriate materials for your memorial garden benches. Under many circumstances, a favorite choice for these benches is wood. However, they're made from a wide variety of materials. For example, they're available in iron, metal, synthetic materials, and concrete. The choice you make depends on where you're going to place the bench, if it's going to move, if it's for decorative purposes, and if it's going to be used for seating.

For example, if you’re going to use a traditional park bench style, these are larger and will are typically 60" long, 35" high, and 26" wide. Whereas concrete benches vary in sizes and could be as small as 21" high, 19" wide, and 51" long.

Everyone has different accommodations available for memorial garden benches on their property. For example, one homeowner may have cleared a space specifically for the bench. Another may have a small area under a tree they would like to use. Therefore, it's essential to measure the area that's available to ensure it will fit adequately.

Engraving the Sentiments on the Bench

Some of the popular engravings are:

  • "In Memory Of..."
  • "Goodbyes Are Not Forever"
  • “Gone but not forgotten, even though we are apart, Your spirit lives forever in my heart.”
  • “Those we love don’t go away”
  • "May you find peace in the arms of an angel”
  • “God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart”

The sentiments on a garden bench's engraving undoubtedly complete its overall appearance and aesthetic. Some people like to include personal texts, quotes, pictures, scriptures, or a combination of all of these elements. No matter what your selection is, be sure to take your time during this step. In doing so, you’re capturing your sentiments and heartfelt memories about your loved one on this bench.

The addition of designs and styling is another way of adding details about your loved one to the memorial garden bench. Engraving can include the addition of decorative elements depicting their interests, work, or how they spent their time. For example, if your loved one was a firefighter, the addition of an emblem. Or, if they enjoyed gardening, you could include floral engravings.

Additional style considerations include whether or not you want the bench to look like a traditional park bench or a small back-less concrete bench. While the traditional park bench styles are comfortable if you’d like to use them, they don’t have as many decorative options. The concrete benches have more space on the seat for text, embellishments, and pictures. The remainder of the concrete bench can also feature embellishments around the edges, as well as on the legs.

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One of a kind mosaic garden bench custom

One of a kind mosaic garden bench custom

Richly decorated bench made of concrete and covered with colorful tiles. It is resistant to rust and harmful weather conditions. Received many positive recommendations from customers for high quality and elegant design.

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Wooden memorial benches

Made from solid, durable granite, this memorial bench can be a great addition to one's garden or patio decor. Especially if you want to commemorate an important person or event.

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Place your own memorial, motto or poetry quotation on this personalized garden bench. With verses engraved in high-contrast script on hand-cast stone and complemented with marble plaque, you can pay tribute to loved ones.

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Rustic garden bench with an inscription carved on the backrest. Classic planks design with solid hardwood oak elements. Traditionally made to beam with unpretentious country style. Noticeable elegance and top-quality making materials.

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Durable engraved bench for garden applications. Its wooden construction features a very solid backrest with vertical slats. This bench also offers two supportive arms for additional comfort of sitting.

14.5" A Gift Cast Stone Memorial Garden Bench

The beautiful cast stone memorial garden bench is a great way for the original outdoor decor. Beautifully engraved bench captivates and is a great idea to commemorate important people, events or memories.

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449462) "There is a bridge of memories..." Memorial Garden Bench

Memory benches

Charming stone cast concrete garden bench with personalized memorial sign engraved on the slightly curved seat. The bench construction has the look, feel and weight of genuine stone while being fully watherproof.

Single Kiss Cast Stone Memorial Garden Bench

A very interesting decoration that can be used as a memorial garden bench. The product is made of very solid and heavy stone that assures resistance to wear and damage. The size of this bench is 29"Wx12"Dx14½"H.

Stone memorial benches

This memorial garden bench can be a great way to commemorate the people we love. The bench is inscribed with a moving verse, placed next to a raised, colourful butterfly and flower decorations. It measures 15-1/2" x 6-7/8" x 6-1/4".

Garden Stone Memorial Bench: Those we have held...(Engravable)

Transform your outdoor area such as garden, backyard, or park alley by using this captivating memorial garden bench that features cast stone concrete construction. The seat emanates with rustic accents combined with a heart-warming inscription.

15" Memorial Personalized Cast Stone Garden Bench

Hand-poured of heavyght cast stone, this cast stone memorial garden bench features a marble plaque to honor your family member, friend, or beloved pet. It's made for outdoor use, suitable for graveyards, park alleys, and gardens.

15" Leave a Path Cast Stone Memorial Garden Bench

A very solid bench made of heavyweight stone. This kind of product is an element that has got a decorative and memorial character. It is very solid and resistant to wear or damage caused by weather or other factors.

Memorial outdoor benches

Handcrafted memorial garden bench with custom sign on the seat. The verses are engraved in high-contrast script, with some space provided for a personalized marble plaque (optional). Comes in a few different styles.

14.5" In Our Hearts Forever Cast Stone Memorial Garden Bench

Hand-finished, and hand-poured in heavyweight cast stone; this garden bench can be a lovely memorial for your loved ones. It's designed for outdoors, suitable for gardens, or graveyards. Measurements: 29"W x 12"D x 14.5"H, 73 lbs.

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15" Leave a Trail Cast Stone Memorial Garden Bench

A very interesting type of decoration. It is a bench that plays the role of a memorial element. The product is made of heavyweight cast stone that assures solidity and resistance to negative weather conditions.

15" Bring You Home Memorial Garden Bench

It is a home memorial garden bench that has got a solid stone construction and gray finish. If you looking for memorial bench, you need to choose this product. It is high quality and nicely finished.

Personalized If Tears...Garden Bench

A perfect piece for parks, alleys, gardens. This small garden bench is decorated with an engraved inscription, making the whole much more appealing. And with its long-lasting construction, the bench won't crack or chip.

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