Create a special place for you and your loved ones to enjoy the everlasting beauty of Planting Fields. Trees and benches can be donated in memory of someone special,to commemorate an event or achievement,or for your own enjoyment.
General donations can be made to the Arboretum Enhancement Fund. This fund allows us to restore and maintain the gardens and grounds. Donations such as these ensure that we are able to preserve this historic treasure for future generations to enjoy.
A bench with a commemorative plaque bearing your special message can be endowed with a donation of $2,500. Existing concrete benches found on the property are removed and replaced with your new teak bench.
Tree donations start at $600 and increase in price depending on the type and size of tree.Flowering trees, such as Dogwood and Magnolia, start at $600. Evergreen trees begin at $700. Shade trees, such as Beech, Maple, or Oak start at $800. A plaque showing the botanical and common name of the tree, plus your important statement will be placed in front of the tree. You may request a specific type and location for your tree.*
The type of tree, and where and when it is planted will depend on the needs of the park.
For more information, please call (516) 922-8682