Tributes & Memorials


Tributes and memorial gifts are a unique way to celebrate a special occasion or remember a loved one. These enduring and tax-deductible gifts support our work to promote environmental stewardship, education, and enjoyment for the Idaho Botanical Garden members and community.

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Donors may direct their gifts to any of the areas below:


Dedications

Specific gardens or program

Love the Children’s Adventure Garden, natural areas of the Meditation Garden, the historic Lewis & Clark trails, or Community and Youth Education Programs? There are a plethora of different areas and programs at the Idaho Botanical Garden to support in honor of friends and loved ones. Please contact the Development Director, Christine Wiersema at chris@idahobotnaicalgarden.org or 208-343-8649 to discuss these gift options.


Dedicate a Rose Bush – $100

A rose bush may be dedicated in honor, memory or celebration. A rose is dedicated for its natural life. If the plant dies within 18 months, it will be replaced at no additional cost. Please contact the Development Director, Christine Wiersema at chris@idahobotnaicalgarden.org or 208-343-8649 to discuss these gift options.


Dedicate a Tree – $2500

Choose to celebrate or remember a friend or loved one by dedicating a tree in one of many collections at Idaho Botanical Garden. Single or collective tribute donations that equal $1500 will receive a beautiful tree along with a commemorative tree tag. A tree is dedicated for its natural life. If the tree dies within 18 months, it will be replaced at no additional cost. Please contact the Development Director, Christine Wiersema at chris@idahobotnaicalgarden.org or 208-343-8649 for further inquiries.


Dedicate a Bench – $2500 – $5000 range

Benches allow visitors to rest and enjoy scenic views at Idaho Botanical Garden. Dedicate a bench in honor of a friend or loved one to ensure that others can appreciate the Garden as much as you do.

  • A Wooden Garden Bench (typically in cedar or teak) will include a small plaque that may be engraved with up to 20 words reflecting the tribute. Wooden tribute benches are recorded in our Tribute Tracker and maintained for 10 years.
  • A Stone Bench may also be dedicated in the name of an individual. Benches are available in 4’ length for $2500, 5’ length for $3,500, or 6’length for $4,500. Stone benches are typically made of locally quarried sandstone and are engraved with “in honor/tribute/memory of” as appropriate and name of the honoree. The duration of a stone bench memorial is for the life of the bench, typically 20 years.
  • Donors are welcome to suggest a preferred location for the bench, final bench style and location is chosen by the Garden Design Review Committee. The Garden reserves the right to move or relocate benches in the future if when gardens are renovated or redesigned.

Custom Memorials and Tributes

Garden Staff would be glad to define a custom memorial or tribute gifts beyond those outlined in this program, when the amount of the gift is $5,000 or more. Please contact the Development Director, Christine Wiersema at chris@idahobotnaicalgarden.org or 208-343-8649 for further inquiries.

Gift and Ceremony Planning

Working with family and friends, staff can help with simple ceremonies, assisting people with gatherings to share memories and take part in symbolic gestures such as watering a tribute tree or applying wood chips to the planting or attaching the plaque to a bench. Please contact the Site Rental Coordinator, Karen Christeson at karen@idahobotnaicalgarden.org or 208-343-8649 for further inquiries.

Paver Program

Pave the Way to the Children’s Adventure Garden

The Idaho Botanical Garden is offering its members and other friends the opportunity to purchase an engraved paver in the entrance to the Children’s Adventure Garden. Pavers can be purchased to commemorate births, graduations, weddings, anniversaries or other special occasions, or simply to honor a loved one

The pavers can be purchased in two different sizes: $150 for a 5″x8″ paver with 3 lines of engraving or $250 for a 8″x11″ paver with 4 lines of engraving. Commemorative pavers will be placed twice annually, in the spring and fall.

 

Contact the Garden at 343-8649 with questions.

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Legacy Giving

Another thoughtful opportunity is paying tribute to an individual through a perpetual gift, such as endowing an educational program or feature garden. The Idaho Botanical Garden welcomes the opportunity to work with you and your personal advisors to determine if such a legacy gift is of interest, and to determine what planned giving arrangement is appropriate for you. Recognizing the highest private nature of such planning, the Garden will hold all inquiries and communications is strictest confidence, and without obligations. For additional information Click Here »

The Garden is a beautiful setting for honoring special people and special moments in our lives.

For more information:

In person: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, at the office

2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise ID 83712

By Phone: (208) 343-8649

By email: chris@idahobotanicalgarden.org

By Mail: send attached form and payment to the Garden, address above.

 

To print off our Memorial and Tribute application form,
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To donate a gift in Honor or in Memory of a loved one online today please click on the Give A Gift Button.

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