Memorials + Honorariums



Thank you for considering a memorial or an honorarium at the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

In addition to monetary donations, there are different options for physical memorials or honorariums: bricks, pavers, trees, benches. Each offers a unique way to:

  • remember a loved one
  • honor a special person
  • celebrate a birth or other occasion
  • celebrate one of life’s great moments

The Arboretum is a 501(c)3 corporation. All donations are tax-deductible.

Bricks

Add your own personalized garden brick to the Memorial Walkway at the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. A garden brick is an inscribed red brick, inlaid in one of the Arboretum’s lovely garden walkways. Your brick is professionally engraved with your personal information/message. [Donation: $250.]

ENGRAVED RED BRICK OPTIONS

Due to the constraints of engraving, messages are limited to:

  • 2 lines / 10 characters* on each line / size: 7 3/4" x 4" / cost: $250

If you already know the 20 characters you want engraved on a brick, please click the button below to purchase your brick now.

After successfully processing your donation, you will be redirected to the Brick Info Form page to specify your message.

*Every letter, number, space, comma, or period counts as a character. Insignia (e.g., a heart, shamrock, angel, or musical note) is allowed but counts as a character.

Pavers

Add your own personalized garden paver to the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. A garden paver is an inscribed paver, inlaid in one of the Arboretum’s entry plazas to the edible Garden of Eat'n. Three sizes are available and will be professionally engraved with your personal information/message. [Donation: $300 to $750.]

ENGRAVED GARDEN PAVER OPTIONS

Due to the constraints of engraving, messages are limited to:

  • Medium: 2 or 3 lines / 14 characters* on each line / size: 9¼" by 4½" / cost: $300
  • Large: 4 or 5 lines / 14 characters* on each line / size: 9¼" by 9¼" / cost: $500
  • Extra Large: 4 or 5 lines / 20 characters* on each line / size: 9¼" by 14" / cost: $750

If you already know the size and characters you want engraved on a garden paver, please click the button below to purchase now.

After successfully processing your donation, you will be redirected to the Paver Info Form page to specify your message.

*Every letter, number, space, comma, or period counts as a character. Insignia (e.g., a heart, shamrock, angel, or musical note) is allowed but counts as a character.

Trees

Dedicating a tree to someone represents a living tribute that will benefit present and future generations to come.

Whether a memorial or honorarium, this tree will serve as a way to show respect, admiration, and remembrance.

Donation: $600

Benches

Park benches are a way to remember or honor someone in a lasting fashion. These durable benches are maintained by the Arboretum.

Each bench is adorned with a beautiful commemorative plaque engraved according to the donor's specifications.

Donation: $2,500

Please have

someone contact me.

Use this form to request a call or meeting with our organization about a tree, bench, or legacy donation. THANK YOU!

Please have

someone contact me.

Use this form to request a call or meeting with our organization about a tree, bench, or legacy donation. THANK YOU!

©2022 by the Dubuque Arboretum Association, Inc., Dubuque, Iowa. All rights reserved.


All website content is the property of the Dubuque Arboretum Association, Inc. and may not be copied, published, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.