Ways to Give

Your support helps the advancement, improvement, and success of the UD Botanic Gardens. Your gift enables the gardens to expand as an outdoor classroom, an experiential laboratory, and a research center.

Ways to Give

Join UDBG Friend membership (online or download form)

Join the Friends to cultivate your love of gardening and to receive many benefits, such as plant dividends, early entry to the plant sale, free and discounted lectures and events, and the UDBG newsletter.

Give a Botanic Gardens gift in support of the gardens

Give an unrestricted gift to support garden projects, maintenance, and programs.

UD Botanic Gardens Endowment

Established in 2013 to ensure the long-term viability, growth, and service as a living museum and teaching landscape to UD students, faculty, researchers, and the public.

Student Program (Patrons of Spring Plant Sale)

Become a Patron of the Spring Plant Sale to support UDBG’s Student Programs. Summer, School-year, and Year-long interns and a Masters student in Plant Curation help maintain, develop, and interpret the plant collection and gardens. Students gain practical experience and training that complements classroom learning. Financial support of this program is dependent upon the generosity of Plant Sale Patrons and is above and beyond Friends Membership. Gifts of $200 and above are invited to a special reception at the Spring Plant Sale, where they have the first opportunity to shop. All Patrons are listed in the Plant Sale Catalog if received prior to January 20.

Gift in Memory or Honor

Give a gift to honor someone or to celebrate a major life event. To dedicate a bench is $5,000.00, which pays for the bench, site pad, installation, and memorial plaque. A portion of the cost is placed into an endowment for maintenance and repairs.

Matching Gifts

Check to see if your employer will match your gift to UDBG.

Gifts in Kind

UDBG accepts gifts-in-kind, such as services or equipment, when they fulfill the needs and mission of the organization.

All of the above gifts qualify as charitable contributions, and as such are deductible as prescribed by Federal and State tax laws. For further information, please contact

Daniel Sarkissian
Senior Director of Development, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources