Commemorate a Loved One with a Named Gift

You can honor a loved one or create a memorial through a variety of named giving opportunities across the Missouri Botanical Garden, Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and Shaw Nature Reserve.

Tribute Gifts

Make a tribute to support the Garden in honor or in memory of a loved one or a special event.

Make a tribute gift

 

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

Honor a loved one with a special gift at the Butterfly House, including tributes, engraved pavers, butterfly adoptions, and more.

Commemorative gifts at the Butterfly House

Shaw Nature Reserve

Honor a loved one with a special gift to the Nature Reserve, including tributes, annual fund donations, and more.

Commemorative gifts at the Nature Reserve

Engraved Garden Bricks

The Members Entry Court of the William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening is filled with engraved clay bricks. Each brick commemorates a special occasion or honors the memory of a loved one.

Please note: The Garden's dedicated brick program is currently suspended to complete an audit of available spaces. The program will resume in 2023.

Dedicated Trees

Many of the trees in the Garden's living collections are dedicated in honor or memory of a loved one. Each commemorative tree is selected in partnership with the family or organization making the dedication. Each dedication is personalized through a tree tag or plaque, depending on the size of the gift, for the life of the tree.

Commemorative tree dedications are available with a gift of $5,000 or more, depending on the size, age, and location of the desired tree. To discuss a tree dedication, please contact donors@mobot.org or (314) 577-5173.

Commemorative Benches

Consider dedicating a bench at the Garden, Butterfly House, or Nature Reserve in honor or memory of a loved one. Each bench is a unique opportunity selected in partnership with the family or the organization making the dedication. Each dedication is personalized through a plaque and creates a special space for visitors to rest and reflect.

Commemorative bench dedications are available with a gift of $30,000 or more, depending on the material and location of the bench. To discuss a bench dedication, please contact donors@mobot.org or (314) 577-5713.

Legacy Giving

Some special donors chose to create a legacy gift that extends beyond their own lifetimes, becoming members of the Heritage Society and allowing the Garden to flourish for years to come.

Learn more about legacy giving