Planned giving helps you maximize the tax benefits of your charitable giving while allowing you to provide a gift that you may not have thought possible.  There are many ways to provide a contribution to the Gardens, but all planned gifts have one benefit in common – they encourage thoughtful financial planning and help people make a lasting investment at the Gardens.

Bequests are the simplest way to leave a gift to the Botanical Gardens.  A bequest can be an unrestricted gift that will allow us to apply the gift where the need is greatest.  A bequest can also be designated for a specific purpose.  If you are considering a restricted bequest, please contact us for an opportunity to discuss your ideas before you finalize your gift.

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is a member of Leave a Legacy Western New York.  Please visit the Leave a Legacy Western New York website at to learn more about how you can become a partner in sustaining the Gardens for generations to come.

If you have wish to designate the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens in your will or trust, please contact the development department at or 716.827.1584 ext. 203