Donate in Someone's Honor
You can honor a friend or family member by making a donation in their name. Select the Tribute Gift option from the Select Fund pull-down menu. Add your honoree's information in the Additional Information section before you check out.
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 150 characters.
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.
ACRE Trees: You can be part of Anne Peabody's ACRE by sponsoring a native Cercis canadensis 'Merlot' redbud tree. You can sponsor a tree in memory or honor of a loved one. A 4x6" black anodized aluminum sign customized to your wishes will be placed at the base of the tree (limited to up to 5 lines of up to 20 characters each).
Location: ACRE is located on the backside of Lake Nevin and is accessible via Lake Nevin Loop, a flat paved and gravel trail.
Care and Maintenance: Bernheim staff will maintain your sponsored tree for a minimum of 7 years, including replacement if needed.
Timeline and Availability: A limited number of trees are available on a first come, first served basis. Sponsorships received by mid-April 2024 will be invited to attend a dedication reception in late spring.
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.