Tribute & Memorial Gifts

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

Cheekwood is proud to offer Tribute & Memorial Gifts to help you 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.

Tribute & Memorial Gifts at Cheekwood are fully tax deductible. For more information, contact the Cheekwood Development Department at development@cheekwood.org or 615-353-6994.

Available Gifts

Memorial Gift
Honor the memory of a loved one with a general Memorial Gift. Options include Keep Cheekwood Blooming (Operating Support), Howe Garden Endowment, Permanent Endowment Fund, and Cheekwood Education & Outreach Programs.

One Flower Gift
With a donation of $100, one flower will be planted in honor or memory of someone special at Cheekwood. The honoree or designated recipient will receive a letter notifying them of the dedication and be listed on the welcome screens inside the Visitor Services Center.

Blooming Bed Dedication
Honor or remember 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 flowers in the garden of your choice, marked with a special sign. The honoree or designated recipient will receive a letter notifying them of the dedication.

$500 – Provides for a full year of seasonal plantings
$250 – Provides for plantings during Cheekwood in Bloom

Picnic Tables and 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. The honoree or designated recipient will receive a letter notifying them of the dedication.

*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.

Tribute Trees
For a contribution of $5,000, a tree of your choice on Cheekwood’s grounds will be dedicated in honor or memory 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.

Make a Dedication

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