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Brief description of site

The memorial gardens cover nine hectares adjacent to Stoke Park. They are a cemetery for cremation burials only. The gardens were laid out by Edward White and are of an innovative design. They originally had none of the traditional buildings or memorials associated with funerary sites. Features include ponds, formal and informal gardens, fountains, knot gardens, a central parterre and tree avenues.

Brief history of site

In 1928 Sir Noel Mobbs gave a piece of gently sloping open parkland for a garden of remembrance. The garden was laid out by Edward White of Milner, Son and White, Landscape Architects, during the early-1930s. The layout was completed in November 1937. The site remains in use as a garden of remembrance. It underwent a major restoration programme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, in 2002-04.

Location information:

Address: Stoke Poges Garden of Remembrance, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4NZ

Locality: Slough

Local Authorities:

Buckinghamshire; South Bucks; Stoke Poges

Historical County: Buckinghamshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 175 Grid Ref: SU974825
Latitude: 51.533 Longitude: -0.597188

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open from dawn till dusk throughout the year.

Key information:

Form of site: garden of remembrance

Purpose of site: memorial garden

Context or principal building: religious ritual and funerary

Site first created: 1928 to 1937

Main period of development: Mid 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 9

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