A public/private partnership, the Arnold Arboretum belongs to the City of Boston and is operated by Harvard University, yet all annual funding comes directly from endowments, gifts, and memberships. We rely on your generosity to fund the care of our Olmsted-designed landscape, the stewardship of our world-class collections, and to continue important programs for science, horticulture, and education.
A gift to the Arnold Arboretum may serve as a lasting tribute to a friend or family member. Memorial gifts help fund seasonal planting on the grounds, representing new plant material collected from around the world and replacement plantings of significant historic specimens in decline. The Arboretum will notify a designee of your donation. Please complete our printable gift form and include the name of the honoree and the name and address of the designee whom you would like to be notified of the gift.
Create an enduring legacy by including the Arnold Arboretum in your estate plans. Please email the Development Department or call 617.384.5763 for more information on planned giving options and bequest language.