General Bequests

The specific legal bequest language for the Missouri Botanical Garden is:

"I give and bequeath to The Board of Trustees of the Missouri Botanical Garden, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, having as its principal address the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110, [specific dollar amount or percentage] to be used for the Garden's general purposes as determined by the Board of Trustees."

Restricted Gifts

If you wish to restrict your gift, we ask that you add the following paragraph to your will to ensure that we will be able to meet the challenges of future priorities:

"If at some future time, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees of the Missouri Botanical Garden, it is no longer practical to use the income or principal of this bequest for the purposes intended, the Board may use the income or principal for whatever it deems necessary and most closely in accord with the intent described herein."

Additional Information

For more information about the Heritage Society or for specific financial information, including the Garden's federal tax ID number, please contact Garden at (314) 577-9500 or