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Thank you for supporting the Tucson Botanical Gardens!

The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a charitable 501 (C) (3) organization located in the heart of Tucson, Arizona. The Gardens relies on contributions to support its hands-on and educational mission. Your tax deductible donation helps sustain this local gem and Urban Oasis in the Heart of Tucson.

How you can help:

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For more information, contact the Executive Director at 520-326-9686, ex. *15.


Gifts by check or credit card are the most popular giving methods.


Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated securities may provide the donor significant tax benefits. For instructions on how to transfer these assets to the Tucson Botanical Gardens click here, or contact us at development@tucsonbotanical.org.


Retirement Assets

In years past, the US Congress had enacted laws allowing donors to make charitable gifts with a tax-free distribution from IRA accounts. Please consult with your attorney or other financial advisor to see if such legislation exists for the current calendar year, and to evaluate the applicability to your unique tax and financial circumstances.


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


Tucson Botanical Gardens

2150 N. Alvernon Way

Tucson, AZ 85712


520.326.9686 ex *15

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 for you to become a member of the Society 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 with the Penstemon Society Intent Form – click here to download, or contact the Development Office at development@tucsonbotanical.org

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.

Thank you!

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The Gardens is a cherished 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 family or friends.

Tribute Gift of $25 and above 
Recognition: All gifts of $25 and above are recognized in the Tucson Botanical Gardens newsletter and support the Gardens’ Annual Fund

Living Tribute – Gift of $350 and above
Recognition: Gifts of $350 and above can be recognized on a special garden marker celebrating both you and your honoree for 12 months. 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.

Garden Pathway Brick – Gift of $500 and above 
Recognition: Gifts of $500 and above may be recognized with commemorative garden pathway bricks.Garden pathways are being laid with commemorative bricks underwritten by donors who want to contribute to the annual fund, to offer a tribute to a friend or loved one, or to the dream of building the new Welcome Center. Donors may purchase individual bricks and have a short inscription placed on each.

(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.)

Recognition: Tucson Botanical Gardens offers recognition on stone benches:

A gift of $8,500 can be recognized with a bronze name plaque
A gift of $10,000 can be recognized with custom designed mosaic tiles
Both can be inscribed with a short message as a tribute or memorial. The number of available benches is limited.

Mosaic Tile Tribute Wall – Gift of $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000
Recognition: Permanent custom-designed wall tile with the name of your honoree. The Mosaic Tile Tribute Program is a way to express your appreciation, gratitude, love or respect to friends and family while supporting the Tucson Botanical Gardens.
The north wall in the Porter Patio Garden is soon to be dedicated to tributes of all kinds. Donors themselves can be recognized on a colorful mosaic tile, or instead can dedicate a tile to honor or remember someone special.

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There are multiple ways to support the Gardens, just from the purchases that you make every day!

The Gardens’ Gift Shop

All proceeds from purchases at The Gardens’ Gift Shop help annual operations. Please make our Gift Shop your first stop when looking for distinctive presents. Members receive a 10% discount every day as another way to thank you for your support. Please take advantage of this triple benefit – pleasant discounted shopping for you, a very special gift for your friend or loved one, and, a little revenue to care for the Gardens. A win win win!!

Subscribe to Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Tucson Botanical Gardens every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you. When you shop at www.smile.amazon.com you’ll find the exact same prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Gardens. Simply log on with your regular Amazon account and designate Tucson Botanical Gardens as your charity.

Register with Fry’s Community Rewards program

Please take a few minutes to sign up or re-enroll in the Fry’s Community Rewards Program, which is an easy way for all of your grocery purchases to raise funds for the Tucson Botanical Gardens.  Every time you use your Fry’s VIP card at the store, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the Gardens. That’s it!

It’s easy to sign up, just follow the instructions below.

STEP 1: Create an Online Fry’s Account here:  http://www.frysfood.com/

**NOTE: If you already have an online Fry’s account, skip to #2

STEP 2: Register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program here:  https://www.frysfood.com/topic/community?activePage=community-rewards-2

The “Organization Number” for The Tucson Botanical Gardens is HK382.  

Your gift to the Annual Fund will inspire beauty, knowledge and tranquility every day of the year by supporting the ongoing work of the Gardens. Donations help us care for plant and butterfly collections, and educate visitors of all ages about horticulture, botany and landscape design.

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 contemplation, companionship, neighborliness, creativity and community life.

When you contribute an unrestricted gift to the Gardens’ Annual Fund, you help sustain a contemporary garden that cherishes its founders, donors and members.

Thank you for your generosity!

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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 membership@tucsonbotanical.org

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 development@tucsonbotanical.org. Memberships may be purchased at the Gardens’ Admissions Counter or online. To purchase a membership online, click here