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
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. They 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 Membership. Gifts of $185 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 15.
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.
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
Senior Director of Development, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources