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The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden: We cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life.

In each step that we take to fulfill this mission, we rely on the help of our closest Garden friends. Please consider a gift to the Garden. There are many ways for you to support the Chicago Botanic Garden — through Membership, Corporate Sponsorship of an exhibition or event, a Charitable Planned Gift, or on the form below donate to the Annual Fund, or make a gift in Tribute to a friend or family member.

Annual Fund Donation

The Annual Fund provides unrestricted funds that support everything from beautiful horticultural displays to the purchase of lab equipment for research. Your tax-deductible gift ensures that the Chicago Botanic Garden advances its mission to cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life. Thank you!
 
Thank you. All donations are 100 percent tax-deductible.

Janet Meakin Poor Endowment Donation

The Janet Meakin Poor Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to provide support for the graduate program in plant biology and conservation. Your tax-deductible gift ensures that the Chicago Botanic Garden trains the next generation of scientists to find solutions to protect and preserve plants, even as our ecosystem rapidly changes. Thank you!

Tribute Donation

The beauty, wonder, and serenity of the Chicago Botanic Garden combine to create a perfect setting in which to honor a loved one, pay tribute to a friend, or mark a special occasion. The Garden will send a personalized acknowledgement of your gift, without reference to the size of your donation, to the recipient(s) on a beautiful note card.

Tribute Dedication Notecards

Package of 10 cards and 5 designs. Send out one of these beautiful note cards whenever you have a special occasion.

Commemorative Brick Visitor Center

Bricks ordered before March 15 will be installed in the spring, and orders received before September 15 will be installed in the fall. Order a duplicate brick for half the amount of the Garden brick. The brick will be shipped to the address of your choice within 6-8 weeks of the order. Call (847) 835-8333 for more information.

Specify desired inscription in Message box during checkout. 2 line limit, 14 characters and spaces per line.

Commemorative Brick Rose Garden

Bricks ordered before March 15 will be installed in the spring, and orders received before September 15 will be installed in the fall. Order a duplicate brick  for half the amount of the Garden brick. The brick will be shipped to the address of your choice within 6-8 weeks of the order. Call (847) 835-8333 for more information.

Specify desired inscription in Message box during checkout. Rose Garden Bricks are names and dates only. 2 line limit, 14 characters and spaces per line.

Commemorative Brick Landscape Garden

Bricks ordered before March 15 will be installed in the spring, and orders received before September 15 will be installed in the fall. Order a duplicate brick for half the amount of the Garden brick. The brick will be shipped to the address of your choice within 6-8 weeks of the order. Call (847) 835-8333 for more information.

Specify desired inscription in Message box during checkout. Landscape Garden Bricks are names and dates only. 2 line limit, 14 characters and spaces per line.

Orchid Gift Program

A beautiful orchid card will be sent to the honoree(s) upon receipt of your donation.

Adopt-a-Bonsai

A list of 14 beautiful bonsai trees will be sent to you upon receipt of your donation. The honoree(s) will receive a personalized note card and an informational photograph sharing the unique story of your selected bonsai.

Garden Bulb Dedication

Honor a loved one with a bulb dedication. Your bulb will be set within a breathtaking tulip display in the Crescent Garden. Your contribution will ensure this beauty continues for years to come. Honoree(s) will receive a personalized card notifying them of your gift.