The Garden is a 501(c)(3) organization and gifts are tax deductible. We receive no general city, state, or federal funding. So... your gift makes a big impact! Thank you! 

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Impact of donations

The Idaho Botanical Garden is an independent nonprofit community gathering space dedicated to connecting people of all ages, abilities, and circumstances to the natural world through environmental education, sustainable horticulture, and cultural events. IBG’s 15 acres of cultivated specialty gardens welcome over 150,000 guests each year. A resource for horticultural knowledge and conservation, IBG hosts a variety of events, from educational programs highlighting the ecology of the Intermountain West to concerts featuring regional and national artists. 

 

The Garden’s offerings empower guests to become knowledgeable stewards of the environment and active supporters of Treasure Valley’s rapidly growing community.

Ways to give

Create a Garden Legacy with a Planned Gift

Idaho Botanical Garden sincerely appreciates forward-thinking donors who make charitable gifts to the Garden through their wills or estate plans. Planned giving gifts help the Garden fulfill our mission and secure our future.

You can decide if you want to support the Garden as a whole or a specific area or program.  In addition, planned giving gifts allow you the opportunity to create a legacy that ensures the Garden’s continued vitality and growth from one generation to the next, making an extraordinary living gift to loved ones and future guests to our community.

There are several types of planned gifts to choose from, some of which may provide tax benefits:

  • Bequests

  • Retirement Assets

  • Life Insurance

  • Real Estate

  • Stock

If you are considering a legacy gift, please consult your estate attorney or tax preparer to determine the best way to realize your philanthropic goals. All information is kept in the strictest confidence. We believe that charitable planning is a process that ideally involves the donor, professional advisors, and our gift planning staff—all working together to arrange the best gift possible.

Please feel free to contact us for more information or assistance.

Legal Name: Idaho Botanical Gardens, Inc.

Tax I.D. Number: 82-0379274

Incorporated In: Boise, ID

If you have any questions or have already included Idaho Botanical Garden in your estate plans, please contact Jennifer Dunmire, Development Director at (208) 275-8603 or jennifer@idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Memorial Ceremonies

The Idaho Botanical Garden offers an atmosphere of beauty and tranquility for a memorial service. The natural setting evokes a feeling of a celebration of life. If you choose the Garden to honor your loved one, a local funeral home may help you with the setting up of chairs, the program, music and signature book. Some families prefer to plan a ceremony themselves. To learn more about honoring a loved one at the Garden, contact us at (208) 343-8649.

Dedications

Dedication gifts are a unique way to celebrate a special occasion or remember a loved one. These enduring and tax-deductible gifts support our work to promote environmental stewardship, education, and enjoyment for Idaho Botanical Garden members and community. 

 

To donate a gift “In Honor” or “In Memory” of a loved one online today, please click on the Make a Dedication button and leave any notation in the “comments” box.

Tribute leaves

Honor a loved one with a beautiful, locally created patina copper tribute leaf. These copper leaves are hand-crafted and engraved with up to 4 lines of text. Tribute Leaves will be created twice annually, in the spring and fall, and placed on the metal tribute tree structure located by the Children’s Adventure Garden.

Commemorative pavers

Engraved pavers can be purchased to commemorate births, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, or special occasions, or simply to honor a loved one. Pavers come in two sizes with up to 15 characters of engraving per line including punctuation and spaces:

  1. $150 for a 5.75″x 8″ paver with 3 lines of engraving

  2.  $250 for a 5.75″x 11″ paver with 4 lines of engraving.
     

Commemorative pavers will be placed twice annually, in the spring and fall, in the entrance to the Children’s Adventure Garden.

Dedicate a bench

Benches allow visitors to rest and enjoy scenic views at Idaho Botanical Garden. Dedicate a bench in honor of a friend or loved one to ensure that others can appreciate the Garden as much as you do.

A Stone Bench may be dedicated in the name of an individual. Benches are available in 4’ length for $4,000, 5’ length for $5,000, or 6’length for $6,000. Stone benches are typically made of locally quarried sandstone and are engraved with “in honor/tribute/memory of,” as appropriate, and the name of the honoree.

Donors are welcome to suggest a preferred location for the bench; final bench style and location is chosen by the Garden Design Review Committee. The Garden reserves the right to move or relocate benches in the future if gardens are renovated or redesigned.

Endowments

Donations to our endowment are an investment in our future intended to provide Idaho Botanical Garden with financial assets and annual income that sustain the organization for the long-term. Endowment funds exist to maintain and expand our horticultural collections, to sustain our community events, to support our ongoing operations, and for many other purposes. A donor may contribute to our General Endowment, to existing funds, or establish a new fund.  Gifts to the endowment may be made outright, as well as be provided for through a Planned Gift.

For information regarding endowment giving opportunities, please contact Jennifer Dunmire, Development Director, at (208) 275-8603 or jennifer@idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Donations to the Garden enrich the lives of every visitor.

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(208) 343-8649
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Volunteer

As a volunteer, you play an integral role in helping Idaho Botanical Garden grow. Your time, talent, and enthusiasm provide essential support to the staff and to the mission of the Garden.

Sponsorship

Idaho Botanical Garden offers a unique opportunity for businesses and organizations to make connections with the natural world while meeting company goals for giving to the community.

Donate

Donations to our annual fund directly support our ability to serve as a community educational resource, an advocate for the environment, and a gathering place for all.

2022 Fall Appeal 

Wow! This year has been busier than ever. Jam-packed with live concerts, full summer youth camps, growing daily visitors, and of course planning for the Garden's future!

Discover how you impacted the Garden this year and how you can impact the future in this year's Fall Appeal.