Tribute Giving

Recognize someone special by making a gift in their honor or memory to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. The Arboretum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and tribute gifts are tax-deductible. Your gift supports the continued growth, preservation efforts, and ongoing operations of the Arboretum. 

Buttonbush Tribute Boardwalk Plank

Honor or remember a loved one with an engraved plank on our Buttonbush Trail, which winds through one of the Arboretum’s beautiful wetlands. Planks are $1,500 and will accommodate two lines of 42 characters of text each (including spaces and punctuation).

Purchase a Plank Online

For more information or if you have questions about your plank, please email Keely Everett at keverett@houstonarboretum.org.

Commemorative Bench

A tribute bench at the Arboretum is the perfect way to honor or remember a loved one. Each 5 foot teak bench costs $7,000 and includes a plaque with text of your choosing. An Arboretum staff member will work with you to determine the best location for your bench. Your purchase also includes a complimentary one year Individual Membership to the Arboretum.

Purchase a Bench Online

Please email Keely Everett at keverett@houstonarboretum.org to confirm bench placement and plaque text, or if you have questions about your bench.

Tribute Program

The Nature Center accepts donations in any amount to honor or memorialize an individual. Both the recipient and donor will be acknowledged; we will notify your special person or that person’s family with a card informing them of your tribute gift.

To honor or remember someone special now, use our online donation form. For more information regarding tribute giving, please email Keely Everett.