Commemorative Benches

We are delighted to offer the opportunity to purchase a bench within our Formal Gardens or Lower Park. These sites have been specially selected to allow you to enjoy our beautiful landscape, or rest your legs after a long walk!

Each bench can be hand carved with your personal inscription to commemorate or celebrate a loved one or event.

The Rosedale bench will be handmade to order by Environmental Arts from responsibly-sourced oak. Your inscription of up to 28 characters will be carved into the back rest.

The cost of each bench is £3,000 and includes the making, carving, delivery and installation of a bench for your chosen site. Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a registered charity and all funds raised from this scheme go directly to supporting the work we do, such as staging major exhibitions, siting sculpture outdoors, our learning programme, and caring for a 500 acre conservation landscape.

You can view a map of the new sites below. All these sites are in areas of YSP where dogs are welcome.

To reserve your preferred site, or for any queries, please email

Purchasing a commemorative bench at YSP

Terms and conditions
  • Once the donation has been processed, YSP will order the bench, organise its inscription and arrange for installation. This will typically take approximately 6–10 weeks. The donor will be informed when the bench has been installed.
  • This scheme is a charitable time limited fundraiser. Following 10 years, (or if prior to this period, the bench is no longer considered safe to visitors) the donor will be contacted in advance to consider renewal. If no agreement has been made the bench will be removed following expiry of this offer. The donor will be contacted prior to removal but YSP reserve the right to dispose of the bench should no agreement be reached. Any replacement would be treated in the same way as a new commemorative bench.
  • Whilst we cannot guarantee the life expectancy of your bench, we anticipate this will be between 7 to 10 years given the environmental factors and exposed nature of our site.
  • YSP are unfortunately not able to maintain, repair or organise repair of any bench. The donor may consider entering a separate arrangement with Environmental Art for regular maintenance of the bench. Please ask us for more details. Any personal maintenance of a bench will require the agreement of YSP.
  • In the unlikely event that a donor’s bench is damaged within twelve months of installation then this shall be replaced at YSP’s expense. After this time if a bench is damaged beyond repair, however, Yorkshire Sculpture Park will remove it and inform the donor. A replacement bench will be at the standard charge applicable at the time.

By placing your order for a bench, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.