yellow flowers in the perennial garden

Honor & Memorial Gifts

Are you looking for a meaningful gift for an avid gardener or plant lover? A gift to the Garden in honor or memory of a loved one is a wonderful tribute for any occasion.

  • Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or retirement
  • Commemorate the birth of a child or grandchild
  • Pay tribute to the memory of a friend or loved one

Learn more below or make a gift now.

Gift Opportunities:

Daffodil HillEach contribution of $25 will support the planting of five daffodil bulbs that will be part of this breathtaking display. Gifts can be made in honor or memory of a loved one, and the honoree or family member will be notified of your thoughtful gift by a beautifully designed e-card or a mailed card. Gifts of $25,000 or more will be recognized on seasonal signage at Daffodil Hill. 

Photo of a book from the Mertz Library's Rare Book RoomFor a gift of $250 or more, a permanent bookplate honoring your special person or occasion will be placed in a book in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library.

Our library staff will assist you in selecting a book that reflects your interest. All donations are fully tax deductible and support the Mertz Library, one of the world’s largest and most important resources for plant information and research.

For more information, contact us at 718.817.8545 or via e-mail.

Red flowers in the Perennial Garden in fall with wooden benchA plaque with an inscription of your choice will be placed on a bench you select to honor your special person or occasion. Benches range from $15,000 to $25,000, depending on location.

For more information, contact us at 718.817.8545 or via e-mail, or make a gift now

The Garden also welcomes contributions in lesser amounts. All gifts will be recognized with an acknowledgement letter to the recipient; the gift amount will remain confidential.

Donations are fully tax deductible and may be eligible for matching funds. Your contribution will support the Garden’s vital programs in horticulture, botanical science, and education. For more information, contact us at 718.817.8545 or via e-mail, or make a gift now.