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Honor, Memorial and Named Giving


Naming Opportunities

"What's in a name?" Names identify us. They have meaning. They leave a legacy. Over the past two decades, many individuals, foundations and corporations have linked their names to the Garden. As the Garden continues to grow, there are new opportunities to attach your name to its extraordinary features - now and for the future. For more information, please call the Development Department at 804-262-9887, ext. 311.

Honor and Memorial Giving

Remember a loved one through a memorial gift or honor a special person in your life for his or her birthday, anniversary or other special occasion while supporting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We will notify your friends or family of your kind gesture and your gift is fully tax deductible. Click here to give a memorial or tribute gift online or mail your contribution to the address below.

You can also honor or memorialize someone through one of the opportunities below. Each item is placed in a designated area of the Garden and includes an attached plate engraved with your message. Trees are noted by a nearby plaque at the base of the named tree and handprints are placed on the fence surrounding the Children's Garden with the engraved name or message on the metal handprint.

Benches & Chairs
Locations available throughout the Garden; please contact us about specific areas.



  • Rose Garden Teak backed benches: $2,000
  • Teak backless benches: $1,000
  • Teak backed benches: $1,500
  • Teak chairs: $1,000
  • Children’s Garden Rocking Chairs: $1,500 (rocking chairs are located in the Leafy Overlook in the Children’s Garden)

Trees $5,000
Trees currently available for naming are our newly planted oak trees in front of the Education and Library Complex. We will soon have cherry trees available for naming in front of the Conservatory.

Bricks & Blue Stone Pavers
Bricks and pavers are engraved and installed in the walkways of the Central Garden.

  • Bricks $250 (non-member); $200 (member)
  • Blue Stone Paver $500 (non-member); $400 (member)

Handprints in the Children's Garden

Handprints are engraved and installed on the fence in the Children’s Garden. For additional information about these special naming opportunities please contact the Development Department at (804) 262-9887 ext 344.