Memorial Donations

“I want to go soon and live away by the pond, where I shall hear only the wind whispering among the reeds. It will be success if I shall have left myself behind. But my friends ask what I will do when I get there. Will it not be employment enough to watch the progress of the seasons?” – Henry David Thoreau’s journal, Dec. 24, 1840

Memorial Donations

If you would like to make an unrestricted tax-deductible memorial donation in honor of a loved one, please click here to fill out and return our memorial donation form. We will send a personal acknowledgment to the family of the deceased without reference to the amount of the gift. We will send you a letter acknowledging your gift and put a notice of your memorial tribute in our next New Leaf newsletter.

Other Memorials

If you are interested in memorializing a loved one with a restricted gift to the Gardens, please contact our Garden Manager, Jay Kranyik, at 828-252-5190. He will walk you through the process.


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