Donate to the Arboretum

There are many ways people can contribute to the continuing success of the Number One Botanical Garden in the Country, as voted by USA Today's Reader's Choice 2017 awards. The Annual Fund helps inspire, educate and reach out to people across Minnesota with projects such as the Plant Conservation Program and cold-hardy plant development at the Horticultural Research Center. Major and Legacy Gifts make a long-term impact, providing support for buildings, gardens and large-scale programs. Planned Giving Gifts name the Arboretum as a benefactor from future estate gifts. Every donation counts! Will you help support the Arboretum so it can continue to be a premiere Northern garden treasure for generations to come?

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Employer Gift Matching

Contact your personnel office to see if your company will match your gift.

Other Ways to Give

Memorials & Tributes

From buildings to benches, dozens of structures sprinkled throughout the Arboretum's 1,000 acres stand as personalized, one-of-a-kind tributes.Commemorate an important life event with an engraved brick; Remember a loved one with a memorial bench; Celebrate a joyous occasion with a named garden; or hold a Memorial or Celebration of Life Service here at the Arboretum. There are many ways to make a lasting impact. The Arboretum offers a wide variety of gift options, including trees, benches, gardens, rooms or specific programs.

Give a Memorial or Tribute

Major Gifts

Major gifts are critical for realizing the Arboretum's bright future, whether they finance construction of an entire building, (such as the award-winning Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center pictured above,) support educational and community outreach programs that teach future generations about the importance of the natural world, or fund the upkeep of spectacular gardens. Generous supporters have contributed to the Arboretum and made an incredible impact on the institution. The buildings, gardens and programs they fund will be a testament to that fact for many years to come.

Major Gift Opportunities

Planned Giving

Planned giving enables friends of the Arboretum to extend their support into the future. It enhances the Arboretum's long-term financial stability by establishing a continuous revenue source for ongoing operational expenses, designated projects and special needs. You, too, can leave a legacy to help support the facilities and programs of tomorrow. Planned (or deferred) giving helps to strengthen the Arboretum's financial future, and also can address estate-planning needs through tax advantages and other benefits, and may increase retirement income. Photo by RobertEvansImagery.com

Learn more about Planned Giving

Gift Bricks

The Maze Garden, opened in 2007, has two maze trails, one especially for small children and one for the rest of us kids! Nestled in the Pine Collection on Three-Mile Drive, this unique and innovative garden sets a new standard in maze design. Paths lined with arborvitae, bamboo dividers and deciduous flowering plants make a walk through this maze a trip of discovery. Gift bricks are placed at the entry plaza to the Maze. Each brick is numbered and mapped and comes with a certificate of authenticity. This installation will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Purchase a Gift Brick