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 Waterfront Botanical Gardens receives a memorial gift, we notify the family members of the deceased of the gift.

Direct Gifts

If you’d like to make a gift in memory of a loved one, please let us know in the “Comments” section of your donation or in writing 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.


Obituary Listings

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 Waterfront Botanical Gardens, PO Box 5056, Louisville, KY 40255 or visit”

“In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of [insert name] to Waterfront Botanical Gardens, PO Box 5056, Louisville, KY 40255.”

Please let us know if you include us in your loved one’s obituary. We will let you know about donations made in their memory a few weeks after the announcement.