Tributes & Memorials
The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation offers a variety of lasting and meaningful ways to honor someone special while providing important financial support to the Arboretum.
A donation to the Arboretum is a unique and thoughtful way to mark a special occasion. Commemorate a wedding, birthday, anniversary, or loved one by making a gift in their honor to the Arboretum.
Celebrate the life of someone special with a tree dedication. The Arboretum’s collection of trees has served as a source of natural beauty and inspiration for decades. A donation of $1,500 will provide for the dedication of a tree from our existing collections and ensure the Arboretum’s continued growth for future generations. New trees can also be dedicated, depending on planting schedule. Your tree dedication includes a personalized recognition plaque for the natural life of the tree. For assistance in selecting a tree, please call the Development Office at (626) 821-3237.
A bench dedication offers a wonderful place to rest and reflect while enjoying the beautiful Arboretum grounds. For a donation of $10,000, a donor can work with Arboretum staff to find a suitable location for a tribute bench. Each teak bench, expected to last 25 years, includes an attached brass plaque engraved with two lines of 30 characters each. For information about available bench locations, please call the Development Office at (626) 821-3237.
Celebrate the dedication of a tree or bench with friends and family at the Arboretum. Receptions may be arranged through the Development Office in conjunction with the Special Events Coordinator.
The Arboretum may be designated to receive donations in lieu of flowers as part of a memorial service. All donors will receive a card from the Arboretum acknowledging their gift. A list of donors will be mailed to the family, without reference to amount, notifying them of contributions made in memory of their loved one.
By naming the Arboretum as a beneficiary in your estate plans through a will, trust, retirement plan, or insurance policy, you help sustain the gardens for future generations.
Tribute and memorial gift donors and honorees are listed in the Members Magazine. Gifts are acknowledged with a letter to the individual or family, without reference to gift amount. All gifts are fully tax deductible.
For assistance in making a gift to the Arboretum, please call the Development Office at (626) 821-3237.