Memorial Garden at Hazlehead Park

A Memorial Garden for families affected by the unacceptable past practices at Aberdeen Crematorium will be created at Hazlehead Park.

Work on the Memorial Garden, which is situated in a quiet and peaceful area away from the main park, has started and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2019.

If you would like a plaque to be placed in the Memorial Garden, please complete and return the form below:

Please return the form by 28 February if you would like the plaque to be in place when the Memorial Garden is completed. We will also accept applications after this date and there is no time limit for applying.

You can also download an information sheet showing the location and a drawing of the Memorial Garden:

Memorial Garden design

The design of the garden and sculpture was agreed by a Working Group of parents to evoke feelings of reflectiveness, peace, remembrance, forward-looking, uplifting, sorrow, hope, love, stillness, responsibility and reconciliation. It is designed to be open and welcoming, while at the same time is a place which allows for private emotions.

Artist Maja Quille has designed a bronze sculpture which has a flowing design of flying birds enclosing a seat.

The garden has been designed by the Working Group with TGP Landscape Architects and the features include an arched entrance, several seated areas in circle around the sculpture, and a more private area where families affected can sit, and also have names of those affected permanently inscribed on rectangular-shaped metal plates, if they wish.

Support for families 

Anyone affected can contact the following organisations for support:

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
0845 600 2227

SANDS Aberdeen
0870 7606649
help@aberdeen-sands.org.

Contact the Bereavement Services team

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