Sensory Coronation Garden

The Sensory Garden, (formerly Coronation Garden) was previously St Mary’s Church Burial Ground and is located on North Bar Within (that’s a street name) Beverley, East Yorkshire. (sat nav use post code HU17 8DG)

Plaque: Beverley, St Mary's Church burial ground was restructured as The Queen's Coronation Garden.The Coronation Garden was constructed to commemorate the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1953 and was completed in 1955.

Beverley Coronation Sensory Garden is well used in the Summer
Beverley Coronation Sensory Garden is well used in the Summer

The garden is very popular and is well used, especially in the summer months and it is always well  maintained by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Field of Hope, Sensory and Coronation Garden, Beverley, East Yorkshire

In 2003 a portion of the garden was designed and planted as a Field of Hope by the children of St Mary’s Primary School and members of The Beverley Support Group for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Plaque: Centennial Field of Hope by Children of St Mary's Primary School 2003
Grave Headstones were moved to the sides of the burial ground to create the Coronation GardenWhen the old St Mary’s Graveyard was restructured as the Coronation Garden, the Headstones were moved to the sides of the area, allowing for easier grass mowing and no restrictions on the layout of pathways, borders, beds and shrubberies.

Remains of the old St Mary's burial ground, with many ancient grave markers.

The rear part (western end) of the Coronation Sensory Garden remains a burial ground with all the original undisturbed graves. There are a full range of grave markers, including upright headstones, flat headstones, memorial plaques and kerbed headstones (ledger markers usually covering the whole grave)