Tribute & Memorial Program
Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to cherish today’s events and yesterday’s memories.
Is there someone in your life that you would like to honour, celebrate or commemorate, or is there a special occasion for which you would like to say, “you are in my thoughts,” like a birthday, anniversary or a shared memory?
Let someone know that you are thinking of them by making a donation to Royal Botanical Gardens.
Dedicate a Tree
Remember a loved one by dedicating a tree located throughout RBGs’ Gardens. With a gift of $2,500, you can select a tree from the Arboretum, Rock Garden or Laking Garden. A memorial or tribute plaque is placed on the tree or on a ground stake.
Available tree types: Lilac, Magnolia, Crabapple, Ginkgo, Dawn-Redwood, Maple
Dedicate a Platform Lookout or a Boardwalk Lookout Spot
For the lover of conservation and natural areas, designate a Platform Lookout or Boardwalk Lookout Spot along one of Royal Botanical Gardens’ 27 km of hiking trails with a gift of $10,000 (Platform Lookout) or $5,000 to $7,500 (Boardwalk Lookout Spot) donation. Platform and Boardwalk Lookouts are available for dedication in the Hendrie Valley and Escarpment trail system.
Dedicate a Tree Sculpture
Located in the heart of Laking Garden, the tree sculptures are designed by Virginia Burt Designs of Burlington. With a contribution of $1,000, you can select one of our tree sculptures and a memorial or tribute plaque is placed on a ground stake.
*Laking Garden is a seasonal garden opened from May to Labour Day.
Tribute and Memorial FAQ
Have a question about your membership? Click the topics below for more information. If you have a question that is not answered, send us a message or give us a call at 905-527-1158 ext. 293.
How long is the text in the plaque?
Trees and Sculptures: Allotment for the plaque engraving is 2 lines; each line is 44 characters each – including spaces and punctuation.
Benches: Allotment for the plaque engraving is 4 lines; each line is 44 characters each – including spaces and punctuation.
Will I receive a tax receipt for the dedication?
All donors to the tribute and memorial program receive a tax receipt for their gift.
Contact Us / Submit a Request
If you have questions about the tribute and memorial programs, please send us an email at the form below, or give us a call at 905-527-1158 ext 293 (1-800-694-4769). Should your call not connect, please leave a message.