Donations, Gifts and Memorials

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Giving to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA not only supports its ongoing functions but also leaves a legacy that future generations will enjoy. Your tax-deductible gifts can assist in numerous ways, ranging from funding conservation and research to aiding educational programs for children, families and adults.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Honor. Celebrate. Remember. Memorials, tributes and other Named Gift opportunities are available throughout the State Botanical Garden and will be remembered with a plaque recognizing the honoree and donor. Gifts range from benches and trees to statues and garden sections. The State Botanical Garden can help you commemorate the important moments and people in your life with unique dedication opportunities throughout our landscape. For more information, please contact Kimberly Futrell.

Giving Priorities

The Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden

The Children’s Garden will be the ideal place for children to ignite their sense of wonder, discovery and adventure through creative learning and play. This new garden will transform two and a half acres into a fun-filled educational environment. Your support will allow us to inspire a love and stewardship of nature in more children at every stage of development.

Learn more about The Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden »


The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is committed to conservation. Our mission is to preserve and recover rare plant species. This is achieved through research, habitat management, conservation horticulture, educational training and outreach. Your support impacts our ability to safeguard and restore more and more of our most imperiled plant populations.

Student Support

Service Learning at the State Botanical Garden means “learning by doing” and connecting students with opportunities to put their knowledge into practice in real settings. Your support will enable them to work with faculty and staff in the garden while building critical skills essential to their careers and valuable real-world experience.

Planned Gifts

Leave a legacy at the State Botanical Garden through a planned gift in your will or estate plans. A planned gift may enable you to make a larger gift than you thought possible. There are favorable financial and tax benefits as well.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations match charitable gifts made by employees, board members, retired employees and spouses. Matching gifts enable you to double or even triple your gift to the State Botanical Garden. Search our online database to see if your employer or your spouse’s employer has a matching gift program, or contact your company’s community relations, human resources or personnel office to obtain the appropriate form. Forward the information to us, and we’ll do the rest.

Contact Us About Giving

Debby Frederes
Director of Development
Email Debby

Kimberly Futrell
Donor Relations Coordinator
Email Kimberly