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Tributes and Dedications


Tributes and Dedications 

A gift to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is a thoughtful and touching way to remember a loved one, honor a special person, offer gratitude, or commemorate a special occasion. 

Gifts can celebrate marriages, births, retirements, anniversaries, or memorialize a beloved friend or family member.  

Tribute gifts made in honor or memory of a friend or loved one are recognized with either a notification card sent to the honoree, or in the case of memorial gifts, sent to a family member of friend.  Dedications can be given in memory of or in honor of a loved one, and a minimum gift amount is required. 

Tribute and dedication gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Click here to download additional information about our Tributes and Dedications Program


Dedication Opportunities

Pavers $300 large (12" x 12")
Bricks $150 small (4” x 8”)
Your unique, personalized message will become part of the Botanical Gardens’ history with a paver in our Peace Garden or a brick in our outdoor Children's Garden.  Pavers and bricks are engraved according to your wishes, with space limitations according to the size selected.
Name Engraved on Stone Monument $500
The name of your chosen individual or family will join the names of other honored individuals on a commemorative stone located in our outdoor Peace Garden.

Dedicate an Existing Tree or Shrub * $1,000
Select a tree or shrub in one of our outdoor gardens to dedicate.  A 4” x 6” marker, inscribed according to your wishes, will be placed near the dedicated plant.

Plant a New Tree * $2,500 to $4,000
The Botanical Gardens' staff will help you select an appropriate tree and location for your dedication.  A 4” x 6” marker, inscribed according to your wishes, will denote your dedication.  Trees are generally 4’ - 6’ at the time of planting and prices vary depending on the type of tree planted.

Outdoor Teak Bench $2,500
Select the perfect place for your bench from a list of locations in our breathtaking outdoor gardens.  A label, inscribed according to your wishes, will be affixed to the bench.  Benches are guaranteed up to ten years from the time of dedication.  

Victorian Style Indoor Bench $3,500
Select the perfect place for your bench from a list of locations in our historic Conservatory.  A label, inscribed according to your wishes, will be affixed to the bench.  Benches are guaranteed up to ten years from the time of dedication. 

Create a Tribute
There are a variety of options available at higher donation levels including a gift to the Botanical Gardens’ endowment, the creation of a garden bed or installation of a water feature.  Our staff will help you create a unique tribute that is in keeping with the Botanical Gardens’ theme and mission.
For more information about Tributes and Dedications, 
contact the development department at
qmoeller@buffalogardens.com or 716.827.1584 ext. 295


* Please note – Trees and shrubs are guaranteed for up to five years from the time of dedication.  Horticultural staff will inspect trees on a regular basis.  During this period, if the tree or shrub is moved due to special landscape or site renovations needs, or becomes unhealthy, the donor will be notified and the Botanical Gardens will replace it with another comparable tree.  The Botanical Gardens is strongly committed to maintaining healthy trees and shrubs.

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