Arboretum Commemorative Gifts

Commemorative gifts are a thoughtful way to honor or memorialize a loved one or occasion.

Contact us for further information about the availability and locations of all the following donor opportunities and to complete your purchase.

Pavers

The Haake Celebration Terrace, established in 2011, is a wonderful way to celebrate a milestone, recognize someone special or pay tribute to a loved one. Create a personalized message that will be inscribed on the paver. Prices vary by size: 

12x18: $500             18x18: $800                   18x30: $1,250                          

12x24: $600             18x24: $1,000                24x24: $1,500

Pavers may be ordered online, but we recommend that you consult with us so that we are able to fully explain the program and answer questions. Please email us.

Seasonal Color

Sponsorship of a flower bed for a season is a beautiful way to honor your family or organization or to memorialize a loved one. Select a tranquil woodland area or a colorful flower bed in the gardens. A marker with your name will be placed in the sponsored area for each year of sponsorship. Multi-year commitments are available. Call or email for a tour of the available flower beds and more information.

$500 per year, per bed

Train Garden

Opportunities abound in the metro area’s only public G-scale Train Garden, a strikingly popular Arboretum feature. 

Brick on the Axial Walkway: $500 

Plaque on Railroad Tie: $1,000 

Leatherwood Depot Custom Furnishings: $10,000 per set

Specialty Bench: $10,000

Train Garden bricks and railway tie plaques may be ordered online, but we recommend that you consult with us so that we are able to fully explain the program and answer questions. Please email us.

Benches

Benches add to the beauty of the Arboretum and create opportunities to relax and enjoy the view. They are selected to blend with the design and spatial relations of each garden and trail.  Donations provide for the benches as well as the maintenance of the surrounding area for a period of 10 years.  To learn more about availability and pricing, please email us.