Honor a loved one with a Tribute Bench or Tribute Tree at Bernheim. These beautiful lasting tributes add to Bernheim’s beauty and serve as a wonderful tribute.
Bench Description: Benches are 5 feet wide and constructed of a high quality, weather resistant teak wood. A customized brass label will be affixed and include acknowledgement of memorial recipient and/or donor. Each label can hold x of lines, words, etc.
Availability: A limited number of benches will be approved per year; additional approved benches will be guaranteed and placed the following year.
Donation period: Bernheim staff will maintain the bench for a period of 10 years. At the end of the 10 year period, the original donor will have the opportunity to renew the donation at the current rate. If the original donor decides not to renew, the bench may be removed.
Site-Availability: Pre-determined locations have been reserved for bench placement.
Replacement: Stolen or damaged benches will be replaced or repaired as needed within the 10 years following installation.
Timeline: Applications received by January 1 will be included during the spring installation. Applications received by July 1 will be included during the fall installation.
Tree Description: Donors will select a tree variety from a list of species approved as permanent additions to the Arboretum’s collections. Bernheim Horticulture staff will plant all memorial trees. Signage will display the scientific and common name of the tree and will include acknowledgement of memorial recipient and/or donor.
Site-Availability: Pre-determined locations have been reserved for tree placement according to tree species and collections planting plans.
Replacement period: Bernheim staff will maintain the tree until it reaches 3 years of maturity. In the event the tree does not survive this period, it will be replaced with a similar or appropriate species.
Timeline: All tribute trees will be planted during the spring or fall of each year.