The Inverness Tree of Tranquility was installed in July 2012 and forms the stunning centerpiece of the beautiful ‘Memory Garden’ area within the Botanic Gardens.
The Inverness Tree of Tranquillity has attracted considerable interest from the press, television and of course, from our many visitors. We would like to thank Inverness Botanic Gardens for their on-going help and support.
The tree has been created in response to the needs of parents that have lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy or close to the time of birth. Leaves can be personally engraved and added and so the tree shall effectively ‘grow.’ The tree is not just for the recently bereaved but for those who sadly lost their baby years ago.
For details of on-site facilities and full opening times please click here : https://www.highlifehighland.com/inverness-botanic-gardens/
Please note that there are hand sanitisers dotted around the gardens, and the Tropical House is still closed, but the Cacti House is open (face coverings are needed inside). The café is open too, with a larger outside seating area and table service at the moment.
- By Car – Inverness Botanic Gardens is opposite the Inverness Leisure Centre – just follow the road signs. Free parking.
- On Foot – A 30 minute walk from the City Centre along the beautiful West Bank of the River Ness – just follow the signs
- By Bus – From Church Street in the City Centre, buses leave every 20 minutes.
To request a leaf for the Inverness Tree of Tranquillity Click here and select “Inverness”. As soon as you request a leaf for our Tree of Tranquillity we will add your details to our database to be held indefinitely so that you can return your leaf to us whenever you feel ready. We will also let you know when leaves are being attached, make you aware of any awareness events at your preferred tree location (i.e our annual Butterfly Releases) and we will inform you of any incidents or damage.
When your leaf is sent to you we will include details of our recommended engraver(s). These are individual(s) that we have spoken with who understand the importance of the Tree of Tranquillity and the leaf that you are entrusting them to engrave (however you are welcome to take your leaf to an engraver of your choice).
Once your leaf has been engraved, please return it to SiMBA in the packaging provided, remember to include your completed return a leaf form!
We add leaves to our Trees of Tranquillity at regular intervals throughout the year. As soon as your leaf has been attached we will send you a photograph of your leaf on the Tree of Tranquillity so that you can see exactly where it has been positioned.
If you would like to speak to SiMBA about your leaf for the Tree of Tranquillity please email Fiona on Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org
Join a SiMBA closed Facebook Page Group
We have closed Facebook groups specifically to support those affected by the loss of a baby, a group for men only, grandparents and those who wish to share their babies photos. The groups are available 24 hours a day, giving families access exactly when they need it.Click here to join
Join a SiMBA Virtual Support Group
We are currently running virtual support groups via Zoom. Click through for details of your nearest group and details of how to join our next meeting.Click here