Gifts in Kind

The Botanical Garden of Memorial University has received significant support over the years by gifts of property donated by alumni, friends and corporations.

The Garden welcomes gifts of property that may include:

  • Gardening tools, equipment, vehicles, watercraft or machinery
  • Building materials such as stone, lumber, carpentry tools and other materials as needed.  
  • Property that alings itself with the naturual boundaries of the Garden. 

The Botanical Garden education department has an ongoing Amazon WISHLIST. Items on the list may be used for a variety of programming. A tax receipt will be issued for a purchase over $10, when a receipt is provided. We will also happily accept any used items, but a tax receipt for used items is not available.

The university requests a written letter of offer from a donor describing the item in detail. Once the gift offer is accepted, we will proceed with establishing the fair market value by seeking at least one independent appraisal for the gift. Gifts-in-kind are eligible for the same tax benefits and recognition as other gifts.

If you would like to speak directly to someone about making a gift of property to the Botanical Garden of Memorial University, please contact:

Darcy McMeekin
Development Officer 
Botanical Garden
Office Phone: 709-864-7669 or
Botanical Gardens
306 Mt. Scio Rd,
St. John’s, NL
A1C 5S7



Botanical Garden

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000