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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.

  • 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 – $4,000 (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.)
  • Tree Planting – $250 (Your gift is used to support planting and care of unmarked trees and notice is sent to a loved one.)

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 or contact us at 800.44.DAWES or development@dawesarb.org for additional details or to make a one-time donation of any amount in memory of a loved one.  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.