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Your gift makes a difference at the Gardens

Support the Gardens

When you contribute to the Gardens’ Annual Fund, you help sustain a contemporary garden that cherishes its founders, donors, members, and visitors. Cash, Stock, Retirement Assets, & Online Donations are some of the many ways you can support TBG.

Our supporters know that Tucson Botanical Gardens is so much more than an urban oasis in the heart of Tucson. It’s a place that fosters education, contemplation, companionship, neighborliness, creativity, and community life.

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Tributes & Memorials

The Gardens is a beloved place, filled with beauty and lasting memories. A commemorative gift to the Tucson Botanical Gardens is a meaningful way to create an enduring tribute in honor, celebration, or memory of your loved ones.

Tribute Gift

$25 and above

All tribute and memorial gifts of $25 and above are recognized in the Tucson Botanical Gardens newsletter and support the Gardens’ Annual Fund.

Living Tribute

$500 and above

Honor the special people in your life for a full year with a dedicated bed of beautiful plants, or a potted arrangement of living flowers. Your donation will be recognized with a special marker celebrating you and your honoree for 12 months.

Garden Pathway Brick

$1,000 and above

Commemorative pathway bricks engraved with short inscriptions or names lead visitors to discover new plants, butterflies, and colors of the season.

(TBG reserves the right to relocate the commemorative walkway, in an equally prominent area. Should the tribute or memorial brick be relocated, all donors will be notified of the new location.)

Gifts may be made by mail, telephone, or by donating online.

Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 326-9686 ext. *15

Mosaic tiles

Mosaic Tile Tribute Wall

$2,500 – $10,000

Permanent custom-designed wall tile with the name of your honoree. Add your name or honor a loved one with a custom-made tile on our Mosaic Wall in the Historic Porter Patio Garden.

Mosaic tiles


$10,000 – $15,000

Tucson Botanical Gardens offers recognition on stone benches. Bronze Plaques will be placed on benches with a gift of $10,000 and a custom mosaic tile design for gifts of $15,000

Commemorate what’s important to you with a short inscription on a bronze plaque or a custom decorative tile bench. The number of available benches is limited. Please contact our Development team at or by phone (520) 326-9686 ext. *25 to check the availability of a commemorative bench.

Planned giving donors

Penstemon Society

The Penstemon Society is made up of those individuals who have established estate plans for a future gift to the Gardens. These types of gifts include bequests, beneficiary designations in life insurance and retirement plans, charitable gift annuities, or other life-income arrangements.

Become a member of the Penstemon Society and provide shade for the future! All that’s needed to join is notification that you have decided to arrange a bequest or planned gift to the Gardens. Please let us know of your plans so that we may thank you.

Contact the Development Office at

There are a number of ways to invest in the Gardens’ future

  • Through a bequest in your will or trust.
  • Designate the Gardens as a beneficiary of an IRA or 401(k) plan.
  • Designate the Gardens as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
  • A gift of real estate or other real assets.
  • Through the arrangement of a charitable trust.

Please consult with your attorney or other financial advisor to evaluate the best approach for you and your family, as well as the applicability to your unique tax and financial circumstances. Tucson Botanical Gardens is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax Identification Number: 23-7037310.

Donor Policies

Donor Privacy Policy

Tucson Botanical Gardens respects the privacy of its members and donors.  Therefore, the Gardens will not rent or sell personal information about its members and donors.  The Gardens will occasionally allow the controlled one-time use of its mailing list by other non-profit organizations with missions compatible to that of the Gardens, in exchange for equivalent use of a similar list of the other organization. List exchanges will be made for the express use of acquiring new members only. The Gardens will exclude the name of any member from exchanged lists upon request by the member. For more information contact the Membership Office at

Tribute Gift Policy

Entrance to the Tucson Botanical Gardens to view tribute bricks, benches, tiles or plant stakes requires a current membership or paid admission. Rare exceptions must be pre-arranged by the tribute donor by contacting the Development Department to request a maximum of two guest passes. For further information, contact us at (520) 326-9686 ext. *25 or