Through a contribution to the Gardens, you can honor a loved one’s memory or pay tribute to a special person. We have an array of opportunities, which are outlined below. For more information, please contact the Development Office at (941) 366-5731, ext. 224
Tribute and Memorial Gifts
Non-designated donations in the name of a loved one are always a thoughtful option and greatly aid the Gardens’ mission. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible and will be recognized in our newsletter, the Tropical Dispatch. You may designate a relative or friend to receive notification of your gift.
Brick Walkway in the Butterfly Garden
Honor a loved one or special occasion with an engraved brick that will become a permanent part of the Gardens, on the walkway surrounding our Butterfly Garden. Your brick can be engraved with names, dates, places, or personal messages. Purchasing multiple bricks gives you more space to create the perfect message. A single brick is available for a donation of $300. Two bricks are $250 each, and three or more are $225 each. Your donation is fully tax-deductible. Contact the Development Office at (941) 366-5731, ext. 231 or email@example.com for more information.
Memorial benches are a beautiful way to honor a loved one’s memory. Your personal message will be inscribed on a plaque that is affixed to the bench. Benches are available for donations of $3,000. Limited availability. Contact the Development Office at (941) 366-5731, ext. 224 for more information.
Create a living memorial by purchasing a tree at the Gardens. Your tree will be labeled with an attractive plaque recognizing your loved one, a brief inscription, and the species scientific and common names. Your donation is fully tax-deductible and the designation is valid for the life of the tree. Contact the Development Office at (941) 366-5731, ext. 224 for more information.