MEMORIAL & TRIBUTE GIVING
Plant a memory in honor of someone special
Celebrate the birthday, anniversary or lifetime of a loved one by giving a gift to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Donations directly support the continued cultivation of Center gardens, research, education and conservation programs. All gifts are acknowledged with cards of appreciation to the honored individual, their family or a designated contact.
With the help of Development and Horticulture staff, the Wildflower Center can help you pick the perfect bench or garden bed to celebrate your loved one. Dedications must be arranged through the Development Department. Gifts made towards dedications are tax deductible.
Theme Gardens Dedication – $1,000
With a gift of $1,000, you can dedicate a bed in the Theme Gardens. After meeting with members of the development and horticulture teams to view the available beds, the Wildflower Center will create a pre-approved plaque and place it in your chosen bed. Dedication activation is subject to the date of pledge completion and will last for a total of 12 months after the date of activation.
Tree Dedications – $2,500 & $5,000
With a gift of $2,500, you can dedicate a small, medium or large tree in the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum. For $5,000, you can dedicate a large oak tree. A development team member will help you select a tree. Pre-approved standard signage with information about the tree and your dedication will be placed at the tree. The tree dedication will last for the natural life of the tree. If a tree dies within two years of the dedication, the tree will be replaced at no additional cost.
Bench Dedications – $10,000
For a gift of $10,000, a bench may be dedicated for a period of 10 years. Each bench includes a small, pre-approved plaque that may be engraved with words reflecting the dedication. You, other family members or friends have the option of extending the dedication for another five years with a donation of $5,000.
Texas Hall of Heroes Tree Dedication – $25,000
With a gift of $25,000, you can dedicate an oak tree in our Hall of Texas Heroes in the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum. These oaks were grown from seeds of historically significant oak trees in Texas. A small, pre-approved plaque with a personalized dedication in honor or memory of your loved one can be added to the informational sign accompanying the tree. Hall of Texas Heroes tree dedications are perpetual and tree locations are permanent. Funds contributed towards Hall of Texas Heroes trees are directed towards the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum Endowment, which is managed by the UT Investment Management Company (UTIMCO).
Please contact our development associate for tribute information or to set up a dedication at [email protected] or 512.232.0138.
The Wildflower Center reserves the right to move or relocate trees or benches if and when gardens are renovated or redesigned. We also reserve the right to limit access during exhibitions, private events or periods of construction for safety and security reasons.