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

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 dedications@bbg.org.

Tributes

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

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.


Dedication Options

Plants

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.

Scarlet Oak Trees

Scarlet Oak Trees

$10,000

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.

Rose Beds

Rose Beds

$10,000

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.

Cherry Trees

Cherry Trees

$7,500

Several flowering cherry cultivars grace the serene paths and slopes of the historic Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and Cherry Esplanade.

Crabapple Trees

Crabapple Trees

$7,500

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

Magnolia Trees

Magnolia Trees

$7,500

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

Crape-Myrtle Trees

Crape-Myrtle Trees

$5,000

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.

Bonsai

Bonsai

$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.

Lilac Trees

Lilac Trees

$2,500

The lilac collection features hundreds of fragrant spring-blooming shrubs and small trees, ranging in flower color from white to deep purple.

Garden Structures

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.

Pergolas

Pergolas

$10,000

Elegant pergolas grace the pathways of BBG. Cascades of blooming flowers provide natural shade over these magnificent structures.

Benches

Benches

$10,000

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
at 718-623-7254.

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