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Thank you for supporting the Tucson Botanical Gardens!

The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a charitable 501 (C) (3) organization located in the heart of Tucson, Arizona. The Gardens relies on contributions to support its hands-on and educational mission. Your tax deductible donation helps sustain this local gem and Urban Oasis in the Heart of Tucson.
How you can help

For more information, contact the Executive Director at 520-326-9686, Ext 15.


Cash – Gifts by check or credit card are the most popular giving methods.

Gifts of Stock – Gifts of appreciated securities may provide the donor significant tax benefits. For information on how to transfer these assets to the Tucson Botanical Gardens: please contact the Development office atdevelopment@tucsonbotanical.org.

Retirement Assets– In years past, the US Congress had enacted laws allowing donors to make charitable gifts with a tax-free distribution from IRA accounts. Please consult with your attorney or other financial advisor to see if such legislation exists for the current calendar year, and to evaluate the applicability to your unique tax and financial circumstances.

Gifts may be made by mail, telephone or by donating online.

Tucson Botanical Gardens

2501 N. Alvernon Way

Tucson, AZ 85712

520.326.9686 x15


Your gift to the Annual Fund will inspire beauty, knowledge and tranquility every day of the year by supporting the ongoing work of the Gardens. Donations help us care for plant and butterfly collections, and educate visitors of all ages about horticulture, botany and landscape design. Our supporters know that Tucson Botanical Gardens is so much more than an urban oasis in the heart of Tucson. It’s a place that fosters contemplation, companionship, neighborliness, creativity and community life.

When you contribute an unrestricted gift to the Gardens’ Annual Fund, you help sustain a contemporary garden that cherishes its founders, donors and members.

Thank you for your generosity!

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The Gardens is a cherished place, filled with beauty and lasting memories. A commemorative gift to the Tucson Botanical Gardens is a meaningful way to create an enduring tribute in honor, celebration or memory of your family or friends.

To Donate a Tribute Gift of $25 and above Click here
Recognition: All gifts of $25 and above are recognized in the Tucson Botanical Gardens newsletter and support the Gardens’ Annual Fund

To Donate a Tribute Gift of $500 and above Click here
Recognition: Gifts of $500 and above may be recognized with commemorative garden pathway bricks or benches.

Commemorative Bricks

Garden pathways are being laid with commemorative bricks underwritten by donors who want to contribute to the annual fund, to offer a tribute to a friend or loved one, or to the dream of building the new Welcome Center. Donors may purchase individual bricks and have a short inscription placed on each. Brick Gift Forms are available here (Download Form) and in the Tucson Botanical Gardens Gift Shop. Please mail the form with your gift to the Development Office, Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712. Please contact development@tucsonbotanical.org for more information. (TBG reserves the right to relocate the commemorative walkway, in an equally prominent area. Should the tribute or memorial brick be relocated, all donors will be notified of the new location.)

Gift: $500 per brick

Recognition: On the Brick

Currently, Tucson Botanical Gardens displays three styles of benches throughout the Gardens:

(1) Stone benches, (2) Green metal benches, and (3) Tile benches. Name plaques or tiles can be inscribed with a short message as a tribute or memorial. Call 326-9686 x 15 to discuss your gift.
Gift: $4,000 to $6,000+
Recognition: On the Bench

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The Penstemon Society is made up of those individuals who have established estate plans for a future gift to the Gardens. These types of gifts include bequests, beneficiary designations in life insurance and retirement plans, charitable gift annuities, or other life-income arrangements.

Become a member of the Penstemon Society and provide shade for the future! All that’s needed for you to become a member of the Society is notification that you have decided to arrange a bequest or planned gift to the Gardens. Please let us know of your plans so that we may thank you with the Penstemon Society Intent Form – click here to download, or contact the Development Office at development@tucsonbotanical.org

There are a number of ways to invest in the Gardens future:

  • Through a bequest in your will or trust.

  • Designate the Gardens as a beneficiary of an IRA or 401(k) plan.

  • Designate the Gardens as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

  • A gift of real estate or other real assets.

  • Through the arrangement of a charitable trust.

Please consult with your attorney or other financial advisor to evaluate the best approach for you and your family, as well as the applicability to your unique tax and financial circumstances. Tucson Botanical Gardens is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.  Federal Tax Identification Number: 23-7037310.

Thank you!

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The Gardens’ Gift Shop

All proceeds from purchases at The Gardens’ Gift Shop help annual operations. Please make our Gift Shop your first stop when looking for distinctive presents. Members receive a 10% discount every day as another way to thank you for your support. Please take advantage of this triple benefit – pleasant discounted shopping for you, a very special gift for your friend or loved one, and, a little revenue to care for the Gardens. A win win win!!

Subscribe to Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Tucson Botanical Gardens every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you. When you shop at www.smile.amazon.com you’ll find the exact same prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Gardens. Simply log on with your regular Amazon account and designate Tucson Botanical Gardens as your charity.

Register with Fry’s Community Rewards program

Please take a few minutes to sign up or re-enroll in the Fry’s Community Rewards Program, which is an easy way for all of your grocery purchases to raise funds for the Tucson Botanical Gardens.  Every time you use your Fry’s VIP card at the store, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the Gardens. That’s it!

It’s easy to sign up, just follow the instructions below.

STEP 1: Create an Online Fry’s Account here  http://www.frysfood.com/

**NOTE: If you already have an online Fry’s account, skip to #2

STEP 2: Register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program here  https://www.frysfood.com/topic/community?activePage=community-rewards-2

Donor Privacy Policy

Tucson Botanical Gardens respects the privacy of its members and donors.Therefore, the Gardens will not rent or sell personal information about its members and donors.The Gardens will occasionally allow the controlled one-time use of its mailing list by other non-profit organizations with missions compatible to that of the Gardens, in exchange for equivalent use of a similar list of the other organization.List exchanges will be made for the express use of acquiring new members only. The Gardens will exclude the name of any member from exchanged lists upon request by the member.For more information contact the Membership Office at membership@tucsonbotanical.org