Cheekwood is proud to offer Celebration Gifts to help you celebrate, 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.
Celebration Gifts at Cheekwood are fully tax deductible. If you would like to more information about Celebration Gifts, please contact the Development Department at 615.353.6989 or email@example.com.
BLOOMING BEDS DEDICATION
Honor the special people in your life with a blooming bed of color in one of Cheekwood’s beautiful gardens. Blooming Beds Dedications provide honorees with approximately 10 linear feet of spectacular flowers in the garden of their choice, marked with a special sign recognizing the honoree with a tribute message. Honorees will also receive a note notifying them of the dedication. A contribution of $1,000 provides for a full year of plantings, and a contribution of $500 provides for a season of plantings.
ONE FLOWER FOREVER
One Flower Forever is a way to support Cheekwood’s Garden Endowment in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one or to celebrate events such as birthdays, anniversaries, holidays or random acts of kindness. For a one-time donation of $100, one flower will be planted in honor of someone special, annually, at Cheekwood ‘forever.’ Names of the honoree or honoree’s family will be listed on the welcome screens at Cheekwood’s Botanic Hall. Honorees will also receive a letter notifying them of the dedication.
SCHOOL TOURS SPONSORSHIP
Over 10,000 school children from across the Southeast are able to experience the wonder of Cheekwood each year through our School Tours Program. For a contribution of $250, you can sponsor a classroom visit to Cheekwood in honor or memory of someone special. The receiving classroom will write a letter to your designated recipient thanking them for this generous gift.
PICNIC TABLES & GARDEN BENCHES
Dedicate a picnic table or garden bench at Cheekwood to celebrate a special individual or occasion. For a contribution of $3,500,* we will dedicate a new wooden picnic table, and for a contribution of $7,500,* 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, and honorees will receive a card notifying them of the gift. *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. At that time, you will have the option to renew your dedication with an additional contribution.
Dedicate a tree at Cheekwood to create a lasting, living tribute to someone special. For a contribution of $5,000, a tree of your choice on Cheekwood’s grounds will be dedicated in honor or remembrance of a friend or loved one; for a contribution of $10,000, a new tree will be planted. Each tree will be dedicated with a tree tag marking the personal-ized 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..