Experience the Joy of Giving!

Giving to the Arboretum brings joy not only to you, but also to the half-million visitors who come to the Arboretum every year. 


Here’s why your support has such a huge impact: The Arboretum must raise more than 90 percent of its budget through philanthropy and earned income. So your donation is translated straight into tulips and trees and sculptures and gardens and all manner of natural beauty.

How’s that for a joyful use of giving?

Give a Memorial or Tribute

Memorial Bench


The Arboretum offers you a wide range of personalized, one-of-a-kind ways to honor someone’s memory or pay tribute to someone living. It could be a bench or tree or engraved brick or garden or program. You can also hold a memorial or celebration of life service at the Arboretum. 


Memorials & Tributes Donation Page


Celebration of Life


Order a Brick


For other ways to give and more info on giving, see the menu items below!

Major Gifts

Major Gifts

The term “major gifts” embraces a wide spectrum of impacts. For instance, a major gift could fund a building, an educational program, a garden’s maintenance or a new tree collection. All major gifts help the Arboretum advance as the nation’s best botanical garden and enhance the experience of visiting the Arboretum.

Bee Center

For more information on providing major gifts, contact Susan Taylor, Development Director Ph: 612-301-1266

Stock Giving

Stock Giving


If you wish to extend a gift of stock to the Arboretum, please share the following with your broker:

RBC Wealth Management
DTC # 0235, Account # 312-95526
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation
Tax ID 23-7081057.


RBC Wealth Management Contact: 
Laura Dubbels, Senior Investment Associate
60 South 6th St. P10
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Ph: 612-371-2952, Fax 612-371-2722


For more information on providing stock gifts, contact:
Angelica Fernholz, Gift Administration Associate  Ph: 612-301-1264
Deanna Flategraff, Finance Manager Ph: 612-301-1271

Employer Gift Matching

Employer Gift Matching

Your employer may have a policy of matching your gift to the Arboretum, though policies vary with the company. Contact your human resources department with questions. The Arboretum’s federal tax identification number is 23-7081057.

For more information on matching gifts, contact:
Angelica Fernholz, Gift Administration Associate  Ph: 612-301-1264
Deanna Flategraff, Finance Manager Ph: 612-301-1271

Estate Gifts

Estate Gifts

Planned giving enables you to leave a legacy for generations to come and can meet estate planning needs through tax advantages and other benefits. It also strengthens the Arboretum’s long-term financial stability by establishing a continuing revenue source for operating expenses, projects and special needs. 

For more information on providing an estate gift, contact Jennifer Peterson, Planned Giving Officer Ph: 612-301-1262

Pretty Flower