Presentation seats and Tree Time

Donate a presentation seat or a tree

You can donate a black metal, galvanised seat in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a visit you have enjoyed to Edinburgh. Seats can be sited in most of our parks, walkways and on some city streets. The seat costs £1,965 which includes 

  • the plaque
  • the inscription
  • installation
  • maintenance for 20 years.

If a seat is damaged beyond repair during the 20 years, the cost of a replacement is the donor's responsibility.

Contact us for more information.

You will be donating the seat for use by everyone who lives in or visits Edinburgh. Seats remain the property of the City of Edinburgh Council. We don't permit additions like

  • floral displays
  • pictures
  • keepsakes.


We don't have seats available in the following locations, but there is a waiting list. Please contact us to be added to this list.

  • Blackford Hill
  • Blackford Pond
  • Bonaly Park
  • Calton Hill
  • Princes Street
  • Princes Street Gardens
  • Saughton Gardens
  • The Hermitage of Braid though there are options in front of Hermitage House
  • The Water of Leith Walkway between Roseburn and Canonmills
  • Threipmuir Reservoir

Tree Time

Tree Time is a pilot initiative led by the Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and the Woodland Trust Scotland.  It's aim is to increase and maintain Edinburgh's trees by offering a way of commemorating a loved one's life, marking a child's birth, celebrating a special anniversary or just to show how much a person cares about trees and/or Edinburgh as a place.

Choose how much you want to donate and you will be sent a personalised certificate or if you adopt a tree or donate toward a new tree being planted, a personalised plaque will be added.

Go to the Tree Time website for more information.

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