Nestled amongst a landscaped wooded glade within the Arboretum, adjacent to the Royal British Legion Poppy Field this magical tree is a Remembrance space for all.
Beautiful leaf and figurative elements of the sculpture can be individually commissioned as a dedication to a loved one, or to mark special occasions for celebration and Remembrance.
Dedications can be commissioned in the shape of a leaf or figure, please see options below:
£425 for 5 years or £800 for 10 years.
Engraving is limited to a maximum of three lines of text, of up to 20 characters per line (including any spaces and symbols)
£2500 for 25 years.
Engraving is limited to a maximum of two lines of text, of up to 40 characters per line (including any spaces and symbols).
Costs include the production of the dedication, engraving (character limits apply), installation on the sculpture and a donation towards the care of the Arboretum for the duration of your commission.
Following your submission we estimate that it will be about 12 weeks before your dedication is added to the Tree of Cherished Memories. Please note this timing is an approximation, our team will be in contact once your dedication is in place.
Cast in bronze, our new sculpture is steeped in symbolism. Immortalising one of the Arboretum’s very own Hawthorn trees, the design represents a peaceful connection between humanity and nature. It’s interwoven trunk and visible roots emanate strength and determination, and the globe-like crown of the tree symbolises connection and togetherness.
On the ground, a growing seed-pod represents youth and new life. Glinting bronze leaves and figurative dancers are entwined within the branches and will continue to grow as personal dedications are added.
The sculptor, Jill Berelowitz, makes ambitious, large scale works that articulate her personal experiences. Infused with a positive and often spiritual feel, many of her works are deeply personal and often incorporate symbols of a talismanic importance such as the tree of life, circles and spherical forms. Many others evoke the human figure, formed with qualities of elegance and lyrical movement and often elongated and abstracted in the manner of the traditional tribal sculpture of her homeland of South Africa.
Jill has established herself as one of the Nation's most innovative and prominent sculptors, with high-profile commissions including ‘Diving Girl’, which was positioned at the entrance to London 2012 the Olympic Village, The Investec Challenge rugby trophy at Twickenham and has created work for the Goldsmith’s Guild, Unilever, RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Heathrow Terminal 5.
There is space to add an inscription on both the leaves and figurative elements that will feature on our Tree of Cherished Memories. The following character counts will apply
Engraving is limited to a maximum of three lines of text, of up to 20 characters per line (including any spaces and symbols, including punctuation)
For example, the dedication below features; 17 characters - line 1, 11 characters - line 2, 18 characters - line 3:
In Memory Of June
1932 - 2014
Engraving is limited to a maximum of two lines of text, of up to 40 characters per line (including any spaces and symbols, including punctuation).
For example, the dedication below features; 37 characters - line 1, 29 characters - line 2:
To mark our 40th Anniversary together
Sandra and Arthur, 01.04.1981
Please ensure you check your inscription before it is submitted.
Upon submission of your inscription, you have 24 hours to make any changes before the inscription gets sent to the engraver. After this, your inscription is unable to be changed. Please take care to check your inscription for any errors before submission.
As long as your dedication inscription fits within the character counts below, you can include as many names as you wish as part of your dedication.
Leaf Dedication - three lines of 20 characters
Figure Dedication - two lines of 40 characters
Please note, we reserve the right to refuse a commission or suggest amends if the requested copy is deemed inappropriate.