Tribute Programs

The Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens offers its members, donors and friends three special programs to remember special people or occasions in their lives or to memorialize an event or loved one. 


These programs help support our efforts to maintain our beautiful gardens and to provide the community with educational workshops and lectures.


Blooming Bed Sponsorship

The Blooming Bed Sponsorship is a meaningful way to remember all occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations, the birth of a child or grandchild, or as an expression of sympathy and remembrance. Notification of gifts will be sent to all honorees or a designated family member as long as contact information is provided.

For one full year you will be able to honor the special occasions and remembrances in your life. This sponsorship will include a 8 x 12 sign at the garden of your choice and recognition on our social media sites and in the Wood County Monitor. You will also receive the sign after the end of the year.


$300 Non-members

$275 Members

Tree Memorial Sponsorship

The Tree Memorial Sponsorship provides a permanent way to remember, honor and memorialize loved ones.  


In this program, you will be able to select a tree from our list to be planted in the Spring/Fall months at the Arboretum.  This sponsorship includes a permanent 5 x 7 plaque and recognition on our social media sites and in the Wood County Monitor.  For an additional cost we can also plan a tree planting ceremony.


$500 Non-members

$475 Members

Memorial Benches

Memorial Benches are another way to memorialize or pay tribute to a special event, group, or loved one.  Cost includes the bench and a permanent plaque.  Benches may be placed virtually anywhere on our 23 acre property.  

Small Bench                                   Large Bench

$175.00 Non-members                    $300.00 Non-members

$150.00 Members                           $275.00 Members


In the Spring of each year the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens will hold a reception in our beautiful gardens to pay tribute to our donors and honorees.

Contributions through these programs are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information on our Tribute Programs, please contact the Wood County Arboretum at 430-235-5461.