Memorial Benches

Losing a loved one is never easy. Finding a way to honor them brings comfort. There are different ways to do this – donate to their favorite organization, establish a scholarship in their name, develop a video tribute or create a memorial bench. A memorial bench serves two purposes. First, it pays tribute to your loved one, and second, it provides functional seating. Here are some things to think about when planning for a memorial bench.


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Select a favorite spot your loved one often visited, such as a public park or garden. Alternatively, place a memorial bench at their workplace or favorite charity as a fitting tribute. Many organizations have donor programs through which you can sponsor a bench with a personalized message.


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Some simply use the person’s name, birth and death dates and description such as “Beloved Grandmother, Mother & Wife." Others choose a favorite quote or saying – “It's not about money or fame, it’s about having character.” Some deliver a message on the memorial bench – “Thank you for your service” or “ You are always in our hearts."


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There are a variety of bench styles to select from, including small-scale benches, backless benches, curved benches and bench swings or gliders. Your message can be engraved directly into the top and bottom rails of the teak bench. Alternatively, choose a brass, aluminum or cast-bronze plaque with your message that can be affixed to the memorial bench.

Chippendale teak 5 ft. bench
Chippendale 5 ft. bench

Our newest rendition of the classic Chinese Chippendale bench, this 5 ...

Windsor 6 ft. teak heavy duty bench
Windsor 6 ft. bench

The emphasis of the Windsor heavy-duty bench design is its ...

Windermere 6 ft. teak park bench
Windermere 6 ft. bench

Traditional, strong, and versatile, the Windermere teak park bench collection ...

Monarch teak heavy duty park bench
Monarch 6 ft. bench

A classic with staying power, the style of the solid ...

Foxhall 6 ft. teak contemporary park bench
Foxhall® 6 ft. bench

The contemporary Foxhall 6 ft. park bench features tightly spaced, gently ...

Foxhall 5 foot teak bench
Foxhall® 5 ft. bench

The large-scale Foxhall 5 ft. teak bench is constructed of robust 2...

Foxhall 4 ft. 7 in. teak outdoor backless bench
Foxhall® 4 ft. 7 in. backless bench

Geometric design adds style to any outdoor space. The Foxhall 4 ...

Coventry 5 ft. teak outdoor garden bench
Coventry 5 ft. bench

The Coventry 5 ft. bench is scaled for a small park ...

Clifton 4 ft. teak outdoor bench
Clifton 4 ft. bench

The lighter, more compact counterpart to our Windermere, the Clifton 4 ...

Carlisle 5 ft. teak garden bench
Carlisle 5 ft. bench

A variation on the popular hoopback style, the romantic Carlisle 5 ...


National Baseball Hall of Fame

Watch the story of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Bench Program and how two donors used it to create memorial benches for their loved ones.

"I think my mother would be really honored. If she ever saw that bench she would go crazy. She would love it. She would think it is the neatest thing in the world."