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The Dawes Arboretum welcomes donations made in honor or in memory of a loved one or special event and planned gifts which allow our most committed supporters to make the gift of a lifetime.

Tribute program highlights follow. All of the tributes below include the addition of an honored individual’s name on a plaque in our Visitors Center and notice posted in our newsletter.

  • Tree Planting – $250 (your gift is used to support planting unmarked trees in our natural and restored ecosystems and notice is sent to a loved one)
  • Honorary Plant – $1,000 (a laser engraved label is placed at an established tree or shrub and notice sent to a loved one)
  • Honorary Bench – $3,000 (a laser engraved label is mounted on a newly placed bench and notice sent to a loved one)
  • Accommodation of Ashes – $5,000 (accommodates final resting place for ashes including a laser engraved label placed at an established plant)

2013 Memorial and Tributes brochure coverMany members and friends of The Dawes Arboretum request that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers after a loved one’s passing.  We are able to provide memorial envelopes to the funeral home.

Click here for the Memorials & Tributes brochure with additional details or contact us at 800.44.DAWES or development@dawesarb.org.  If your loved one had a favorite garden or aspect of The Arboretum, the Director of Development can help you customize a memorial gift that will be the most meaningful to you, beyond the options listed above.