Tribute Giving

Tribute gifts are a unique way to celebrate special memories and people who have touched our lives. Celebrate a wedding, a birth, or a memory with a meaningful, long-lasting gift that can stand as a testament to your affection.

Dedicated Benches

Garden benches are a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion or honor loved one. Your dedicated bench will provide joy and a place for remembrance for years to come. Bench sponsorships are offered at $15,000 and $25,000 for 15 and 30 years respectively. Contributions can be made on a payment schedule and be split between family members and friends.

Bench location availability varies throughout the Garden and take between one and six months from inquiry to installation. San Francisco Botanical Garden benches are made from sustainably sourced hardwood and sponsorships provide funds for maintenance and improvements that help sustain the Garden and ensure its future.

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Paver Engravings ​

Celebrate a life event or honor a special person in your life through permanent engraving in the granite pavers around the beautiful Fountain Plaza located off the Great Meadow. Mark a birthday, a marriage, an anniversary, a holiday, a special memory or simply say thank you – while supporting the Garden’s important work. Paver prices range based on size from $1,500 to $5,000.

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Gifts in Celebration and Memory

Making a gift in celebration or in memory of a loved one is a meaningful way to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, a holiday, a special memory or to simply say thank you – while supporting the Garden’s work.

For gifts of $50 or more, a commemorative card will be sent to the honoree or the family of the person you are honoring. If you prefer to deliver the commemorative card or letter notifying the honoree of your gift, please list yourself as the “Notification Recipient” on our Gift Form. All Tribute Gifts of $250 and above are listed in the Garden’s annual report.

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Donor Disclosure & Recognition 

San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is a nonprofit 501c3 organization (tax ID 94-6050168) doing business as the Gardens of Golden Gate Park, to jointly operate the Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, and San Francisco Botanical Garden in partnership with San Francisco Recreation & Parks. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Because of our public/private partnership agreement, we must post the names of donors who give money, goods or services worth more than $100 in aggregate and disclose any financial interest that the donor has involving San Francisco City government. 

Financial interest(s) in the City include: Contract with the City; Grant from City; Lease of Space to or from City; City License, Permit or Entitlement for Use; Pending request for a City Contract, Grant, Lease; License, Permit or Other Entitlement for Use; Other Financial Interest. 

Gardens of Golden Gate Park Donors

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