A Gift that Nurtures for Generations to Come.

The Memphis Botanic Garden is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to being an exemplary center for horticulture and environmental enrichment. Serving over 40,000 school-aged children annually, and hosting over 260,000 visitors each year, Memphis Botanic Garden strives to enhance lives by connecting people with nature, increasing awareness and appreciation of our environment. Gifts of any size support the Garden’s operations, educational programs and outreach, horticultural displays and collections, and art programming.

Make a Donation
We grow when you give! Please help us continue to serve as a community resource with a contribution to the Memphis Botanic Garden. Gifts of any size help us remain open, viable, and growing and enable us to serve over 40,000 school children annually as well as the greater Memphis community through programming, events, and horticultural features. Your contribution helps us nurture our 96 acres of natural beauty and share this resource with future generations.
Honorarium &
Memorial Giving
Memorials and honorariums are wonderful ways to honor a loved one while helping the Garden accomplish our mission. These funds are used to care for our 96 acres of grounds and to keep the Garden growing. We will send a card to your designated recipient or family letting them know that a gift has been made in their honor or memory. Memorial and honorarium donations start at $20.

Student Scholarships

Our Education Department serves over 40,000 students annually. Your scholarship donations help broaden our reach and serve those teachers who request programming but cannot afford it due to lack of funding. Scholarships start at $100.

Garden Benches

A select number of benches are available for honorariums and memorials. Benches include labels with an inscription noting both the donor and honoree. Bench placement is based on donor preference but location is not guaranteed. Benches range from $3,500-10,000.

Garden Plantings

There are a number of display beds and seasonal plantings throughout the Garden that can be sponsored each year. A select group of trees and shrubs are also available for honorariums and memorials. Garden plantings start at $500.

If you have any questions or would like more information about any of the above, please reach out to Mary-Helen Butler, Assistant Executive Director, 901-636-4116, maryhelen.butler@membg.org

The Heirloom Society

There is no greater honor you can bestow than the heirloom of your generosity. The Heirloom Society allows donors the unique opportunity to gift a legacy to the community – one that connects people to nature and our environment.

Giving at the Garden

We are incredibly grateful for our donors and members who continued to help us improvise, adapt, and overcome the challenges we continue to face due to COVID. Learn more about what we are doing to remain open, viable, and growing in our Annual Report.