Celebration and Memorial Gifts
Cheekwood is proud to offer Celebration and Memorial 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.
Honor the memory of a loved one with a Memorial Gift. Options include Keep Cheekwood Blooming (Operating Support), Howe Garden Endowment, and Cheekwood Education & Outreach Programs.