Commemorate special people, meaningful events, or memories that have touched your life with a Dedicated Memorial placed at Rotary Botanical Gardens.
Amidst 20 acres of beautiful landscape, bubbling water features, blooming gardens and serene nooks, your gift will hold steadfast in a unique setting throughout the seasons.
All dedications are tax deductible.
All dedications include a private friend/family viewing with waived Garden admission.
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If you would like to make a dedication or have questions about the tribute and memorial program pricing, please send an email to [email protected].
A new place to leave your mark- Legacy Leaf Plaques will be placed up the stems of our permanent,- 15-foot indigo flower art installation located in the center of the Gardens.
Dedicate a plaque in honor or memory of a loved one; celebrate life’s significant moments such as marriages, births, retirements, graduations, and more.
Your personally inscribed Leaf Plaque will grace the art piece for 3 years. After this period, donors have the option to renew the dedication or bring the cherished plaque home.
Dedication can happen at any time of year.
$300 for 3 year display
Legacy Leaves are 4” x 8“ and include 2 lines of personalized inscription. 12 characters per line including spaces and punctuation.
During the dedication period, Rotary Botanical Gardens will replace plaques damaged by improper engraving, installation, or vandalism at no expense to the donor.
Remember special moments and loved ones with an engraved brick placed throughout the garden paths.
When you dedicate a brick to the garden, duplicate bricks for your home garden, office, or patio are available at reduced donation.
Celebrate cherished memories with a personalized flowerbed dedication at Rotary Botanical Gardens. Explore upcoming collection displays with our RBG staff, each lasting three months – a highly visible, meaningful tribute option.
Choose from a variety of specialty seasonal locations, each thoughtfully pre-determined by Rotary Botanical Gardens horticulturists.
Locations and dedication options change seasonally. Contact RBG staff to explore dedicated garden bed options at any point of the year.
Donation amount is dependent on collection bed and location.
A flowerbed dedication not only commemorates your loved ones but also contributes to RBG’s collection expansion, elevating the gardens as a living museum with a curated array of plants. This initiative establishes the Gardens as an authority in horticultural knowledge, both locally and nationally.
Plaque dimensions, lines of inscription, and character parameters noted and agreed upon in signed donor agreement.
The recognition term for a garden bed dedication is 3 months. After this period, the family can either choose to renew the dedication or take the inscribed plaque home.
All care of the display and plaque within the dedication period is the responsibility of Rotary Botanical Gardens.
Create a living memorial with the gift of a newly planted tree. Speak with the Gardens’ staff to choose from a selection of available tree species and locations. An engraved plaque that includes your personal inscription will accompany the tree.
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The locations, species, and sizes of available trees are predetermined by Rotary Botanical Gardens. Currently available:
Requests to fund a tree may be made at any time of the year, however, planting times are determined by Rotary Botanical Gardens based upon best practices for the chosen species.
Typically, tree planting occurs during the spring or fall. Because planting dates are approximate and depend on a variety of factors including weather, RBG cannot accommodate clients during plantings.
The donation amount includes the tree, commemorative plaque, planting expenses, and maintenance.
A plaque that includes a personalized inscription as well as the common and botanical name of the tree accompanies each tree. Plaques will be installed on or near the Adopted Tree in accordance with best practices.
Plaque dimensions are 3″x 5″ and can fit four (4) lines of inscription (~50 characters including spaces and punctuation).
Rotary Botanical Gardens makes every effort to ensure that all dedicated trees thrive. The longevity of a particular tree is difficult to predict as it varies based on species and environmental conditions that are beyond Rotary Botanical Gardens’ control.
If a tree fails or is removed for any reason within 3 years of planting or dedication, RBG will make reasonable efforts to inform the donor and either replace the tree, transplant the tree to another location, or transfer the care to a mutually agreed upon tree at no additional cost to the donor.
If a tree fails or needs to be removed after a period of 3 years for any reason, it will be the donor’s responsibility to fund a replacement if so desired.
Replacement trees shall be governed in accordance with the current RBG prices, conditions, and policies.
Memorialize a long shadow planter made of dry cast limestone with rotating seasonal specialty flower displays. An engraved plaque that includes your personal inscription will accompany the planter.
The location of long shadow planters are predetermined by Rotary Botanical Gardens and includes garden areas such as; The English Cottage Garden, Reception Garden, Sunken Garden, Wellness Garden, Terrace Garden, North Point, and Observation Pier.
A list of available planters is maintained by RBG and potential donors may select locations from these options.
The size and style of planter vary per location. Availability is subject to change.
Dedication can happen at any time of year. Rotating seasonal flower displays will fill the memorial planter in every season.
The donation amount required includes the Urn, installation, commemorative plaque or inscription, and ongoing maintenance.
A personalized inscription plaque will be fixed to the top rim of the planter. Plaque dimensions are 3″x 5″ and can fit four (4) lines of inscription (~75 characters including spaces and punctuation).
The recognition term for a memorial planter is 5 years. After this period, the family can either choose to renew the dedication or take the inscribed plaque home.
All care within the dedication period is the responsibility of Rotary Botanical Gardens.
We are open to hearing your ideas for other Custom Features: Water Features, Art Sculptures, Dedicated Paths, Full Garden Area Naming Rights, etc.
Reach out to RBG Development Staff to discuss what you have in mind: