You can honor a friend or family member by making a donation in their memory. It’s a meaningful way to celebrate the accomplishments of their life and to show how they continue to live on in your heart.
When Botanica receives a memorial gift, we notify the family members of the deceased to advise them of the gift.
If you’d like to make a gift in memory of a loved one, please use our online donation form or printable donor form if you wish to send a check. Please be sure to mention that your donation is a memorial gift and if you would like the family notified of the gift.
Some of our supporters choose to encourage friends, family members, professional contacts and other well wishers to make donations instead of sending flowers. This suggestion is often included at the end of the deceased’s obituary.
Here are some examples of statements you can use:
“Gifts to celebrate the life of [insert name] may be given to the effort to build a botanical garden in Louisville. Please send donations to Botanica, PO Box 5056, Louisville, KY 40255 or visit www.waterfrontgardens.org.”
“In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of [insert name] to Botanica, PO Box 5056, Louisville, KY 40255.”
Please let us know if you include Botanica in your loved one’s obituary. We will let you know about donations made in their memory a few weeks after the announcement.