Recognize Those You Love

Tribute Giving

In Honor, Memory, or Celebration

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden holds beloved memories for so many people — from inspiring a love for nature and watching your kids grow to walks and talks with longtime friends and even marriage proposals. Your stories are what make this Garden so special.

Memorialize these moments through a Commemorative Bench or by sponsoring a favorite native plant — your loved ones will be honored for decades to come. 

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Commemorative Benches

Commemorative benches are a special way to celebrate a big anniversary or birthday, honor family and friends, or remember a loved one who has passed. Or, they can simply show the community your commitment to conserving native plants. Whatever the intention, these meaningful tributes and memorials create beautiful places to rest and enjoy nature throughout the Garden.

Gifts of commemorative benches are on a 20-year lease, and the donation range is $25,000 to $100,000 depending on its location. Bench gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and provide critical financial support for the Garden’s core programs.

Are you looking for your or your loved one’s bench? Check out our interactive map here.

Plant a Tribute

Whether for a special occasion or to remember a loved one who has passed, a plant tribute is a wonderful way to honor someone special in your life.

Your tribute is guaranteed a minimum of five years, but often extends longer depending on the life of the plant and the condition of the sign. Plant adoption begins at $2,500 and goes up to $10,000, depending on location and species. Cost includes sign fabrication, installation, and maintenance of the plant and sign.

Photo: Greg Trainor

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