Through a donation to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, you can honor a loved one’s memory or pay tribute to a special person. Options are available at both our original Downtown Sarasota and Historic Spanish Point campuses.
Honor and Memorial Gifts
Unresricted, tax-deductible donations in the name of a loved one are a thoughtful way to offer a tribute and help support the Gardens’ mission to provide bayfront sanctuaries connecting people with air plants of the world, native nature, and our regional history. A notification (without gift amount) of your tribute will be sent to a relative or friend of your choosing.
Brick Walkway in the Butterfly Garden
Honor a special occasion or a special loved one with an engraved brick that will be permanently added to the walkway that surrounds the Butterfly Garden at our Downtown Sarasota campus. Bricks may be engraved with names, dates, places, or personal messages – with the purchase of multiple bricks offering the possibility of creating the perfect message. One brick costs $300, two bricks are $250 each, and three or more bricks cost $225 each.
Memorial Trees are only available at our Downtown Sarasota campus for a donation of $5,000 or $10,000. A plaque will be affixed to your tree recognizing your loved one, and will include a brief inscription and the tree species scientific and common names. Please note that the memorial lasts only for the lifetime of the tree.
Historic Spanish Point
Memorial benches are only available at our Historic Spanish Point campus for a donation of $5000 or $10,000. A plaque will be affixed to your bench in a permanent location on the Historic Spanish Point grounds. Please note that the memorial lasts only for the lifetime of the bench.