We have created the Rainbow Garden at Hazlehead Park for those affected by past practices around the cremation of babies at Aberdeen Crematorium.
The garden is in the quiet and peaceful azalea area at Hazlehead Park. You can download a map showing the location of the garden:
If you would like a plaque to be placed in the Rainbow Garden, please complete and return the form below:
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 named 'Fleeting' 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 plaques, if they wish.
The Working Group respectfully requests no memorabilia or mementoes are left in the Rainbow Garden, apart from flowers removed from the wrapping and placed in the dedicated plaque area.
Support for families
Anyone affected can contact the following organisations for support:
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
0845 600 2227