Commemorative GivingFriends of the Orange County Arboretum, a non-profit 501(c)(3) all contributions and donations are tax-deductible, however please check with your tax consultant.
Orange County Arboretum is very grateful for the generous support of its donors. Your gifts make it possible for the Arboretum to maintain this historic property and carry-out its mission of horticultural excellence and dedication to environmental education.
The Arboretum Commemorative Giving program offers you the opportunity to honor someone special, commemorate an occasion, or establish a memorial with a donation of a park bench, or the planting of a tree.
Plant a TreeA tree is a unique gift to remember family and friends – a symbol of life. Donors who purchase trees, along with those being honored, will be included on a plaque located in the Ruth and Jim Ottaway Education Center. A letter of acknowledgment will be sent, indicating the location of the tree.
Two sizes of trees are available:
The arboretum maintains a list of desirable trees for potential giving. Trees on this list coordinate with the Arboretum Master Plan. Siting for gift trees will depend on the plants environmental requirements. The Master Plan Tree List is available by request by calling the Friends of the Orange County Arboretum at (845) 615-3828.
Bench DonationsA $1,800 donation will sponsor a teak or stone park bench with commemorative plaque.
A Helping HandYour donation of $25 or more will be placed in a fund established for year round care of the arboretum’s tree collections.
Additional Ways to Support the Arboretum
For more information please contact: Friends of the Orange County Arboretum at (845) 615-3828.