Honor & Memorial Gifts

Honor and Memorial Gifts
Massachusetts Horticultural Society has many ways in which to honor the anniversary, birthday, or memory of a loved one. Your gift will help Mass Hort encourage the science and practice of horticulture and develop the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environ­ment.

Memorial Tribute Gifts

You can honor a loved one by making a tax-deductible donation. We will send a notecard acknowledging your gift to the person/family at your request.


Bequests create a lasting legacy. Additionally, you may designate Massachusetts Horticultural Society as a beneficiary of insurance policies or retirement plans, or make a donation in the form of stocks and bonds.

Additional Tribute Opportunities and Donation Amounts

Garden Bench

A plaque inscribed with your personalized dedication will be placed on a teak bench and placed in The Gardens at Elm Bank. $5,000

Tribute Tree

A list of seasonal trees will be sent to you upon receipt of your donation. The chosen tree will be will be planted in The Gardens at Elm Bank and dedicated with a plaque on a plant sign. The tree will remain dedicated for the life of the plant. $2,500

Library Book Plate

One of the oldest horticultural libraries in America, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Library offers an ele­gant book plate in a donated book. $250.

Memorial Service

Many people choose to a hold memorial services in the Gardens at Elm Bank for its beauty and place for quiet reflection. Additionally, the Hunnewell Building is available for services. To arrange a memorial service for your loved one, please call Kayleigh Tosches at 617­-933­-4921 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For further information on these donations to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, please contact: Elaine Lawrence, Director of Development, 617-933-4945.