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Dick Vet Memorial Garden

A healing garden celebrating the human-animal bond.

The Dick Vet Hospital Garden is situated between the Hospital for Small Animals and the teaching building. It is a calming place for everyone to use and visitors are very welcome to explore.

The Dick Vet Hospital Garden at The University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus has been developed over the years and continues to evolve as a result of gifts and charitable donations. This healing garden is intended to be a quiet retreat for use by our clients, patients, visitors, donors, students, alumni and staff.

Within the garden there is a Path of Memories, an area specifically designed to allow clients the opportunity to celebrate and commemorate their beloved pets with a granite stone memorial, and several benches for people to rest and enjoy their surroundings.

The garden is always open and you are welcome to visit it at any time. To allow us to maintain the garden for all to enjoy we ask that no non-biodegradable memorials are placed in the garden.

The Dick Vet is continually striving to provide world-leading veterinary care and education and as a charity relies heavily on our clients and friends to help achieve this ambition. You can help the Dick Vet whilst celebrating the bond between you and your pet by buying a commemorative stone in the Path of Memories or sponsoring a bench in the Garden. All funds raised from these donations go directly towards improving the equipment and facilities at the Royal (Dick) School for Veterinary Studies.


Path of Memories

Solid granite stones in the Path of Memories measure approximately 23cm (length) x 10.5cm (width) x 5.5cm (depth), and can be personalised with up to two lines of text. The maximum number of characters per line is 12, including spaces.

A stone in the Path of Memories costs £250 which covers engraving, installation and maintenance.

Path of Memories form 


Garden Benches

Bronze plaques on the sponsored benches measure approximately 190mm (length) x 55mm (height) and can be personalised with up to three lines of text. The maximum number of characters per line is 32, including spaces.

A bench with a personalised engraved plaque costs £2,500 for a 15 year lease.

Garden Benches form 

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