Cheekwood is proud to offer Celebration Gifts to help you celebrate, commemorate and remember the most important moments and people in your life. Whether you are giving in celebration of a birthday, marriage, or retirement; or naming a tree in honor or memory of a loved one, we will work with you to find the most meaningful and unique tribute.
One Flower Forever
Support Cheekwood’s garden endowment in honor of a friend or loved one. For a one-time donation of $100, one flower will be planted in honor of someone special each year at Cheekwood ‘forever.’ The honoree will receive a letter notifying them of the dedication and be listed on the welcome screens inside the Cheekwood Mansion.
Blooming Bed Dedication
Honor the special people in your life with a full year of seasonal plantings, or for the duration of Cheekwood in Bloom with a Blooming Bed Dedication. Both gifts provide honorees with approximately ten linear feet of spectacular flowers in the garden of their choice, marked with a special sign recognizing the donor and honoree. Honorees will also receive a note notifying them of the dedication with a photo of their sign in the garden.
$500 / Provides for a full year of seasonal plantings
$250 / Provides for plantings during celebrated Cheekwood in Bloom seasonal festival
Picnic Tables & Garden Benches
For a contribution of $3,500*, we will dedicate a new wooden picnic table, and for a contribution of $3,000*, we will dedicate a new teak garden bench. A plaque with an inscription of your choice will be placed on the picnic table or bench to mark the dedication, and honorees will receive a card notifying them of the gift.
*Both picnic tables and garden benches will remain dedicated for the lifetime of the structure – 5 years for picnic tables and 7 years for benches. At that time, you will have the option to renew your dedication with an additional contribution.
School Tours Sponsorship
For a contribution of $250, you can sponsor a classroom visit to Cheekwood in honor or memory of someone special. The receiving classroom will write a letter to your designated recipient thanking them for this generous gift.
For a contribution of $5,000, a tree of your choice on Cheekwood’s grounds will be dedicated in honor or remembrance of a friend or loved one. The chosen tree will be dedicated with a tree tag marking the personalized dedication, and the tree will remain dedicated for the life of the plant. The honorees or honoree’s family will receive a beautiful photograph of the tree along with a personalized acknowledgement of the dedication.