You may commemorate a loved one or express your support of the Arboretum by sponsoring a tree, structures such as benches and seat walls, or an element in the H. O. Smith Botanic Gardens, including Childhood’s Gate Children’s Garden features.
Donors can locate commemorative benches and trees on our Commemorative Finder Map.
Honor a loved one with the dedication of a teak bench in The Arboretum at Penn State. The cost of a commemorative bench is $5,000 and can be paid over a period of five years. A personalized plaque will be created for your dedication. All commemorative plaques consists of one or two commemorative headings and honoree text.
The Arboretum’s staff and director of development will work with you to select your bench location and plaque language.
Dedicate a tree to a friend, family member, or anniversary date in The Arboretum at Penn State. Commemorative trees are available throughout the H. O. Smith Botanic Gardens as well as in the ever-expanding groves just outside the garden walls. A personalized plaque for the tree you select will be created for your dedication. The cost of a commemorative tree ($5,000) can be paid over a period of five years.
Care and maintenance will be provided by the Arboretum staff, and the tree will be replaced if it dies prematurely.
Arboretum staff are available to review tree options, provide an overview of the commemorative tree policy, and help donors select a commemorative option that best suits them.
Contact Patrick Williams if you are interested in learning more about specific opportunities.