Red Butte Garden's Memorial and Tribute Program is a heartfelt way to show your appreciation.
All gifts made In Memory Of, In Tribute To, or In Honor Of a loved one are acknowledged with a card of appreciation to the honoree, their family, or designated contact.
Tributes are a thoughtful way to honor or celebrate an achievement of someone special in your life, like a graduation or anniversary.
Tribute and Memorial gifts to support Red Butte Garden may be given at any level.
A listing of the honoree's name will appear in Red Butte Garden's quarterly newsletter.
A complimentary one-year Garden membership will be given to the honoree, or other designee of the family, or donor.
Donations directly support the continued maintenance of the Garden's plantings and education programs.
Gifts may be given in person, over the phone at (801) 585-5658 or online.
Bench and Tree Dedications
Stone Bench $15,000*
We will place a stone bench in the Garden for a gift of $15,000. Stone benches are typically made of granite and include a small plaque that may be engraved with words reflecting the tribute. The duration of a stone bench memorial is twenty (20) years. You, other family members, or friends have the option of extending the dedication another 5 years with a donation of $2,500.
Wooden Garden Bench $7,500*
For a gift of $7,500 a wooden garden bench (typically teak) may be dedicated in honor of a loved one for a period of ten (10) years. Each bench includes a small plaque that may be engraved with words reflecting the tribute. You, other family members, or friends have the option of extending the dedication for another five years with a donation of $1,250.
Tree Dedication $2,500*
With a gift of $2,500, you can dedicate a tree in the name of a special person in your life. A development team member will help you select a tree. Signage with information about the tree and “In memory of” or “In tribute to” or “In honor of” a loved one will be placed near the tree.
Trees will be dedicated for the natural life of the tree, if a tree dies within 2 years of the dedication, the tree will be replaced at no additional cost.
For more information about the donating to Red Butte Garden please contact Development Director Wendy Loyning at (801) 585-5658 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*All gifts of $2,500 and above automatically qualify you as a member of the University of Utah’s President’s Club.
The Garden reserves the right to move or relocate trees or benches if and when gardens are renovated or redesigned. The Garden also reserves the right to limit access during concerts, private events or periods of construction, for safety and/or security reasons.