Tribute & In Memoriam Gifts
Our friends, family, mentors and colleagues shape many of the special memories we hold dear. Whether you would like to honour the accomplishments of a friend or the find a special way to honour a departed loved one, a gift made in tribute or in memory is a beautiful way to show you care.
The Botanical Garden of Memorial University encourages you to think about your loved one and find the gift that you feel will best reflect your wishes to honour them.
The Garden Fund – Gifts of Any Amount
The Garden Fund provides support for the most pressing needs of the Botanical Garden. Gifts made in honour of an individual may be placed into this fund to assist the Garden with initiatives that may include university teaching materials, collaborative research, youth and adult educational programs, plant or equipment purchases, and trail, flower bed or other infrastructure improvements. Your tribute or in memoriam gift can be designated to support a specific area or leave your gift undesignated within the Garden Fund and it will used at the discretion of the Director of Garden towards the area of greatest need. The names of those being honoured will appear on the website for in memoriam and tribute gifts.
Celebration Gardens: ~ $500+
Remembering a loved one by supporting an individual garden area or flower bed planting is a wonderful way to honour the special person in your life. There are a number of garden areas and flower beds within a variety of the individual gardens that can be supported on an annual or term basis throughout the Botanical Garden. A donor may choose to support the planting of a particular flower bed in tribute to or in memory of a loved one for a minimum of $500 per season. Your loved one’s name will appear in the selected garden for your year or longer term from the time of the gift receipt and will also appear on our website for in memoriam and tributes gifts.
Tribute and In Memoriam Benches, Gazebos and Other Special Projects ~ $1,000 +
Your gift can create a quiet place of contemplation and beauty for groups of various sizes in one of a limited number of specially designated areas within the Garden. Whenever possible, benches and gazebos are placed in a location that is in line with the donor’s wishes, but are subject to the final discretion of the Garden’s site development plan. If you are interested in making a larger gift, you may be able to fund a special project the Garden wishes to undertake that is in line with your wishes. Please contact the Development Office for all requests.
Benches: Your bench comes with a small inscribed brass plate with 3 lines of text available. Benches have a lifespan of 10 years and will be replaced after 10 years. Cost is determined by size and placement.*
Gazebos: Your gazebo will be commemorated with a bronze plaque that honours your special person(s). Gazebos have a typical lifespan of 15 years and will be assessed after 15 years to determine structural integrity and the possible need for replacement. Cost is determined by size and placement.*
Special Projects: For all unique project inquiries please speak with the Development Office to determine if the project can be accommodated at the Botanical Garden.
*Donors of existing benches gazebos will be notified at the time of replacement and have the opportunity to renew their support for a bench or gazebo at that time for another term. Those donors who do not wish to renew their support at that time will have their loved one’s name transferred to our in memoriam website.
If you would like to talk to someone about making a tribute or in memoriam gift to the Botanical Garden of Memorial University please contact:
Development Officer - Botanical Garden
Office tel: 709 864 7669
306 Mt. Scio Rd
St. John's, NL