Brooklyn Botanic Garden holds a special place in the hearts of those who have come to know and love the beauty of this 52-acre garden. Many friends choose to make contributions in honor or in memory of loved ones. Gifts can celebrate marriages, births, retirements, graduations, and many other special occasions; memorial gifts are a touching way to remember friends and loved ones.
Dedications are contributions to BBG that are recognized with a specific living or structural feature in the Garden in honor or in memory of a loved one. There are minimum required gift amounts for each dedication opportunity, which can be paid for over a three-year period.
To make a dedication, please call 718-623-7254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tributes are gifts of $20 or more made in honor or in memory of a loved one. A special notification card is sent to the honoree, or, in the case of memorial gifts, to family or friends.Make a Tribute Gift
Plants that are designated for living dedications at BBG receive expert care as they enrich one of the world’s most beautiful gardens. All of these dedications are for the life of the plant and are identified with either a tag or a bronze plaque bearing your personal inscription.
The Cranford Rose Garden is a beautiful setting in which to honor or memorialize a loved one. The garden’s beds are filled with many magnificent rose varieties.
Several flowering cherry cultivars grace the serene paths and slopes of the historic Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and Cherry Esplanade.
Beautiful flowering crabapple trees come to life in May, adding to the kaleidoscope of color in the Osborne Garden.
The spring-flowering trees on Magnolia Plaza, including some of BBG’s own hybrids, are beautiful in every season.
BBG’s crape-myrtles include a varied group of beautiful plants whose blooms last from midsummer to early fall. Crape-myrtles are noted for the pale, mottled beauty of their fluted trunks.
$2,500 and $5,000
Selected specimens in BBG’s world-renowned bonsai collection can be dedicated. Small plants are $2,500; large plants are $5,000. The bonsai are displayed in the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum on a rotating basis.
The lilac collection features hundreds of fragrant spring-blooming shrubs and small trees, ranging in flower color from white to deep purple.
A dedication can also be directed toward a structure in BBG. These dedications are for the lifetime of the structure and are identified with a personalized plaque.
Handsome handcrafted wooden benches, located throughout the Garden, make thoughtful and timeless dedications.
Other structures may be available for dedication; for more information, please contact BBG