Bowra & O’Dea Memorial Groves

The Bowra & O’Dea Beckenham Memorial Groves project commenced in 2008 with the goal to create Memorial Groves that enhance the natural environment as well as creating a place for the families of Bowra & O’Dea to have a place to remember their loved ones and connect with nature.

This project is made possible through a cooperative agreement between:

  • Bowra & O’Dea — Sponsors, providers of plaques and the link to the families
  • SERCUL — Contracted grounds manager.
  • Trillion Trees — Project motivators and plant suppliers.
  • WA Planning Commission — Land managers.

2012 Grove first planting

2012 Grove after first planting

The 2008 – 2022 Memorial Groves were planted each year by Bowra and O’Dea, Trillion Trees and SERCUL volunteers and the sites are maintained by SERCUL staff.  Trillion Trees Nursery in Hazelmere provided the 4000 local native seedlings planted in each years Grove site.

The Memorial Groves are also restoring habitat to parts of the Canning River catchment so make a pleasurable place to come and visit. The Groves can be a place to quietly contemplate and enjoy while still being located close to the city.

Access to the memorial groves are by foot with parking available close by. To place a plaque any individual tree or shrub, within the year-appropriate site, that doesn’t have a existing plaque may be selected and dedicated to a loved one who has passed away and has had their funeral through Bowra & O’Dea.

If you do not have a plaque please contact Bowra & O’Dea to order and purchase one. Please note only Bowra & O’Dea clients qualify to install memorial plaques. SERCUL does not supply plaques.

Please cooperate and respect the land:

  • Keep sites clean and take any rubbish with you.
  • Report vandalism to SERCUL
  • Non-Organic materials are NOT permitted, including plastic flowers, photo frames or ornaments. Only fresh cut flowers with no plastic wrapping.
  • Please only use plaques provided to you by Bowra & O’Dea (concrete is not necessary).
  • No planting is permitted.
  • If you need assistance with placing your plaque please get in contact with us.

For more information download the Memorial Park brochure below: