Baby Loss Garden
After successfully developing the two bereavement suites in the Queen's Medical Centre and City Hospital in Nottingham, the Forever Stars team set their sights on their third major initiative in 5 years with the launch of the Serenity Garden project. Initial plans were drawn up and the price was estimated at over £1m, it was therefore decided to scale back the project and break the project into four or five stages so that we could make the dream a reality for families and more affordable for the charity. In 2021 despite the impact of the pandemic, the team have completed phase one of the Serenity Garden and was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, David Trimble on July 2nd 2021.
The Serenity Garden located in Highfields Park in Nottingham, features two beautiful sculptures commissioned by the charity and designed by Nottingham artist Rachel Carter. The two sculptures; the Fallen Acorn and the Forever Star will be a focal point for families as they will be able to add their baby's names and date of birth to the sculptures by requesting a petal from the charity. These petals will be added during a special service at the garden where families will be invited along to select where they would like their petal adding. If you would like to find out more about adding a petal to one of the sculptures, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Forever Stars are providing a number of ways that families can remember their baby's in the Serenity Garden, therefore we request that only authorised tributes be placed in the garden.
No items such as flowers, vases, trinkets, balloons etc may be placed by or attached to the trees, benches or sculptures or be placed in any location within the Serenity Garden, Forever Stars and Nottingham City Council reserves the right to remove any unauthorised items without prior notice.
Forever Stars and Nottingham City Council reserves the right to refuse any names that are deemed to be unacceptable for display in a public place.
These rules are in place to ensure that we minimise the potential for damage and upset for families, we will always work with all families to ensure that the Serenity Garden is a place for all baby loss families.