Tribute Giving

Tribute Giving

Honor the ones you love by making a tribute gift to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

Boardwalk Plank

Be a part of the Arboretum’s Master Plan with an engraved boardwalk plank. Planks are available at $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 levels and give you a chance to honor your family or friends (or pets!) on one of the Arboretum’s new wetland trails. Examples of the planks are on display in the Nature Center lobby.

To view etching, filling, and icon options, or to purchase a plank by mail, click here. If you have questions about your plank, please email Keely Everett at

Purchase a Plank Online

Commemorative Bench

A tribute bench at the Arboretum is the perfect way to honor or remember a loved one. We have a limited number of spots available for benches overlooking our new ponds and trails.

Bench Pricing:
$2,500 – standard bench (4 foot teak bench, includes a plaque with text of your choice)
$3,500 – long bench (5 foot teak bench, includes a plaque with text of your choice)

Purchase a Bench Online

Your bench purchase includes a complimentary one year Individual Membership to the Arboretum.

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

Tribute program

The Nature Center accepts monetary 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 or letter informing them of your tribute gift.

To honor that special someone now, use our online donation form. For more information regarding the Tribute Gift Program, please email Keely Everett.


Just Being Snowy Egret-01605-2 Red-shouldered Hawk pair-01022 Red-headed Woodpecker-01178 Red-eared Slider-01675 Red-eared Slider pair-01679 Blending In go to the light-00820 bench-00862 20190101-DSC01002 20190101-DSC00995 20190101-DSC00965 20190101-DSC00958