Dedications & Tributes

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 [email protected].


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.

All dedications and tributes are tax deductible and eligible for a matching gift from your employer. Please note that all dedication items are subject to availability.

Make a Tribute Gift

Dedication Options

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.

  • Scarlet oak trees at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Scarlet Oak Trees


    Magnificent scarlet oaks form two allées framing Cherry Esplanade, producing a brilliant display of red foliage in autumn. In the decades ahead they will grow 70 to 75 feet tall.

  • A rose in the Rose Garden at BBG.

    Rose Beds


    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.

  • A crabapple tree.

    Crabapple Trees


    Beautiful flowering crabapple trees come to life in May, adding to the kaleidoscope of color in the Osborne Garden.

  • Magnolia tree.

    Magnolia Trees


    The spring-flowering trees on Magnolia Plaza, including some of BBG’s own hybrids, are beautiful in every season.

  • A path surrounded by crape-myrtle trees.

    Crape-Myrtle Trees


    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.

To make a dedication, please call 718-623-7254 or email [email protected].

Charity Info

Contributions to BBG are fully tax-deductible! The Garden's EIN is 11-2417338.

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