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

Learning by Leading

Learning by Leading at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia provides students a combination of leadership skills and real-world experiences to address the earth’s most critical environmental issues. Your support will enable students to work with a staff mentor on projects related to their interests including, science, conservation, environmental education and horticulture.


Thousands of visitors use the nearly 6.5- mile trail system at the State Botanical Garden each year for hiking, trail running, birdwatching, outdoor classroom teaching, summer camps and other educational activities. Your support will help maintain the trails and keep them accessible for all to enjoy.

Prairie Restoration

Piedmont Prairies are a top-three conservation priority in the Georgia State Wildlife Action Plan and support a great diversity of plants, pollinators and wildlife. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is committed to creating and restoring prairie habitats. Your support impacts SBG’s ability to bring back this rare ecosystem and help prepare for the future.

Dig & Grow

The Dig and Grow beds in the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden offer hands-on garden plots to view, touch, taste and study the foods we eat and the many elements in nature that lend to the creation of our meals. Your support will help inspire a love and stewardship of nature in more children at every stage of development.

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

Johnathon Barrett

Director of Development
Email Johnathon

Kimberly Futrell
Donor Relations and Special Events Coordinator
Email Kimberly