Tribute Benches, Trees, and Bricks

Tribute gifts are a notable way to honor or memorialize loved ones. Your personalized gift enhances the grounds at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, and creates a lasting tribute. Locations, species of plants, bench designs, and plaques must conform to Arboretum standards set by the Buildings and Grounds committee. Bricks are “planted” in the Silver Educational Center’s terrace. For additional details, including the “100 trees” list, please contact Wendy Bennett, director of development, at or 203.487.5263.

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Benches can take many forms depending on the location and purpose. Natural stone benches and teak benches are the preferred models for the Arboretum. Locations are determined by Arboretum staff. Plaques are made of non-tarnishing bronze with two lines of dedication. Teak-$2,000; Natural Stone-$3,000 to $5,000


Trees and Shrubs

New trees and shrub species must be chosen from the “100 Trees” list developed by the Board of Directors. Planting locations are determined by the Arboretum staff. Size is determined by location and cost. Non-tarnishing bronze plaques must conform to Arboretum standards. They allow for three to four lines of text. $2,500 or more depending on size

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Plant a brick

Dedicating a brick on the Silver Educational Center terrace is a fine way to honor your family and friends. Download the Plant a Brick brochure for engraving information.