Your supprt enables Brookgreen Gardens to share its collections and programs with thousands of visitors from around the world each year. There are many ways to give to Brookgreen Gardens, and we are deeply grateful for your generosity.
Annual Fund Make a contribution online
Your fully tax-deductible gift supports Brookgreen Gardens’ mission and its most pressing needs, including its gardens, educational programs, exhibitions, Lowcountry Zoo, and the care of its collections.
Here's a short video from Bob Jewell, President and CEO, describing many ways your gift to our Annual Fund helps support the gardens all year. YOU make a difference.
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
A gift in memory or in honor of a loved one may be made in any amount. We will send a special Brookgreen Gardens card to notify the family of your gift. Other gift options include:
A Brookgreen Gardens Memorial Bench offers a place of rest and reflection for the thousands of Gardens’ visitors each year. It is an 8-foot solid steel reading bench, coated with a highly-durable forest green enamel that withstands the extremes of weather. Each bench includes a solid bronze plaque with up to four lines of text. The bench can be placed in a location of the donor’s choice, pending Brookgreen’s final approval.
Tree Gifting Program
Donors can honor or remember a loved one by gifting an important new tree to complete the Arboretum’s unique oak collection or naming a majestic tree of excellent health already growing in the Arboretum at the heart of Brookgreen Gardens. Your gift will include the planting of new trees, maintenance for the life of the tree, and an engraved bronze plaque.
Special Project Gift
You are invited to make a major contribution to Brookgreen Gardens by supporting a range of special initiatives, programs, and projects. Among these are exhibition and collections support, educational programs, the Lowcountry Zoo, and capital projects, including facilities and maintenance. Please contact us to discuss these gifts, many of which are also naming opportunities.
The Legacy Council
The Legacy Council recognizes those donors who have made exceptional commitments to the future of Brookgreen Gardens by including it in their estate plans. Your planned gift will work to keep the gardens flourishing in your name well beyond your lifetime and may also provide current tax and income benefits. When you notify Brookgreen of your planned gift intention, you become eligible for membership in The Legacy Council. You will receive invitations to special events, and, for those who grant permission, recognition in Brookgreen Gardens’ Annual Report and The Wall of Honor Download Legacy Council Brochure
Adopt An Animal or A Sculpture
A favorite way to honor someone special and to support Brookgreen Gardens is adopting your favorite animal or work of sculpture. Gift levels range from $100 - $1,000 per year, and we send a special package including a certificate of adoption, a picture, a fact sheet, and complimentary passes to visit the adoptee. These are wonderful gifts for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions.
For further information or assistance in making your gift, please call Brookgreen Gardens’ Development Office at 843-235-6047. You may also mail donations to the Development Office, Brookgreen Gardens, PO Box 3368, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.
Multiply your gift to Brookgreen Gardens by sending a matching gift form from your employer. Your gift of $100 or more will be recognized in Brookgreen’s Annual Report.
Thank you for choosing to give to Brookgreen Gardens.