When will my tribute be installed?
Due to cold temperatures, installation, planting, and placement of all Tributes will only occur during the months of April through October.
Can I hold a dedication ceremony for my Tribute?
A dedication ceremony for any Tribute is welcomed. Such ceremonies must be arranged in advance with Hudson Gardens’ staff and may not interfere with previously scheduled events or programs.
Can I place ashes at the site of a Tribute?
Cremated remains may not remain permanently on Hudson Gardens’ property.
Can I donate a shrub or another type of plant?
Due to relatively short lifespans and the need to be divided, relocated, or replanted with some frequency, plants other than trees are not eligible for donation.
Can I choose the type of Commemorative Tree or Garden Bench and its location?
The locations, species, and sizes of available Commemorative Trees and Garden Benches are predetermined by Hudson Gardens. Clients may select trees and benches from these lists.
Can I be there when the Tribute is installed or planted?
Because installations and planting dates are approximate and dependent upon weather, Hudson Gardens cannot accommodate clients at these events.
What if the Commemorative Tree I purchase dies?
If a Commemorative Tree fails for any reason within three years of planting, Hudson Gardens will replace it at no additional cost to the client. If it fails for any reason after a period of three years for any reason, it is the client’s responsibility to fund a replacement if so desired.
I have more questions. Who can I contact?
Tribute options include engraved bricks, tree plantings and adoptions, garden benches, public art installations, and memorial gifts.
Remember special moments and loved ones with an engraved brick placed along the border of the beautiful and tranquil Rose Garden. These bricks include white lettering with up to three lines of text and 20 characters per line (including letters, spaces, and punctuation).
An engraved brick along Hudson Gardens’ Wedding Walk is the perfect way to celebrate upcoming weddings and special anniversaries. This elegant walkway curves through the Oval Garden and leads to the Rose Garden wedding ceremony site. These bricks include white lettering with up to three lines of text and 20 characters per line (including letters, spaces and punctuation).
Commemorative Trees: $800
Create a living tribute with the gift of a newly-planted tree. Meet with Gardens’ staff to choose from a selection of available tree species and locations. An engraved plaque that includes your personal inscription will accompany the tree.
Established Tree Adoption: $400
Support and enrich The Gardens with a living dedication to your loved one. Meet with Gardens’ staff to select and adopt an ideal tree that’s already thriving in The Gardens. An engraved plaque that includes your personal inscription will accompany the tree.
Garden Benches: $3,500
Create a special place in your favorite area of The Gardens to reflect, remember, and relax. Garden benches are stainless steel and each available location is preselected to maximize shade, comfort, and views. Each bench includes a commemorative plaque with a personalized inscription.
Enrich the landscape of the Gardens with a unique and enduring Tribute. Donate a sculpture or work of outdoor art and consult with Gardens’ staff to choose the ideal location. Browse our current art installations page to learn more about Hudson Gardens’ public art collection.
Memorial Gifts/Gifts in Honor
Remember or honor a special person by making a donation in his or her name. Donations of all amounts are accepted and will benefit Hudson Gardens’ ongoing programs and exhibits. Acknowledgement of your gift will be provided to the recipient of your choice.
For more information or to place an order, please contact the Development Office at (303) 797-8565 ext. 303 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is additionally available by viewing the Gifts in Tribute policies.