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Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens

Stoke Poges

History

Located in a quiet corner of Buckinghamshire with 22 acres of exquisite gardens. Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens offer a place for reflection throughout the year.  

Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens has been open since 1935. 

The land, acquired and donated by Sir Noel Mobbs for the aim of preserving a tranquil setting of the grave of the poet Thomas Gray and providing a burial place for cremation ashes. Designed by Edward White the Gardens are claimed to be his best creation and are Grade I listed. 

Two plants in close up view with other shrubs, plants and the canal behind. All covered in frost.
Stoke Poges in the winter

Grounds

A magnificent 600-year-old Oak stands within the grounds in a beautiful natural area, known as the ‘Oak Dell’.   

Highlighted features include: 

  • woodlands 
  • formal planting 
  • pools and ponds 
  • fountains 
  • parterre gardens 
  • rockery 
  • wisteria pergola 
  • 500 gated family gardens  

 

Each area, designed by Edward White, offers interest and tranquillity.  

Stone memorial markers with a large and small butterfly engraved on. Message 'we are but small butterflies in the garden of life'.
Butterfly stones with a message

Final resting place

Stoke Poges offers the perfect surroundings for a final resting place for your loved one, with the choice of:  

  • interment (ash burial) 
  • family plot  
  • scattering of ashes beneath the turf 

 A selection of memorial options are available for sale. 

Here to help

Our experienced team will guide you through the process with care and sensitivity. They will go through the options available to you.  

Call Stoke Poges to book a personal visit to view the grounds to help choose the right option for you.  

Stoke Poges gardens with green space with surrounding purple shrubs.
Stoke Poges gardens

Activities throughout the year

  • guided walks 
  • tree trail (leaflets available) 
  • Bereavement cafe 
  • butterfly day led by an expert in July 
  • heritage open days 
  • annual thanksgiving service 
  • National Gardens Scheme Open Day 
  • Macmillan coffee morning 
  • Autumn fungus foray 
  • Wassailing candle lit service 

Volunteering

For volunteering opportunities with our Garden Ninjas and Friends of Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, please contact the office on 01753 523 744. 

Contact Stoke Poges

Wooden path with stone pillars and wooden plank ceiling allowing Col Wisteria (lilac flowers) to seep inside in clusters.
Floral footpath of Col Wisteria
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