Tree and Bench Program
The Middleton Place Foundation Tree program was established in 1992 to create a living tribute to honor or memorialize individuals, provide continual beauty, and perpetuate a loved one's spirit.
Planting a tree in memory of a deceased loved one is a beautiful and lasting method of honoring that person, and can be a meaningful way to deal with loss. Trees remain a living, growing memorial for families and friends to return to, year after year. Trees are also an outstanding gift to honor the living: to celebrate a birth, an anniversary or other special day.
Trees may already be planted, or a new addition to the Gardens. Donors may choose between several varieties at different price points. Trees are maintained by the Gardens staff; perpetual care is assured through the Middleton Place Foundation's Reserve Fund and Endowment. Trees are planted throughout the Gardens in prominent sites. Maps showing locations of dedicated trees are available at the Middleton Place Visitor Center.
The Middleton Place Foundation Bench program was established in 2011 as a permanent fund to maintain and endow the care of Middleton Place's existing benches and their surrounding landscapes. A dedicated bench offers guests a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the gardens while offering donors the opportunity to create a unique and meaningful tribute.
In recognition of contributions to program, the Middleton Place Foundation installs a plaque engraved with a personalized inscription on the selected bench in a location of the donor's choice. Benches are available at various price points and locations throughout the gardens of Middleton Place. When you choose to participate in the Bench program, your contribution makes you a partner in our ongoing work to sustain the Middleton Place National Historic Landmark. Maps showing locations of dedicated benches are available at the Middleton Place Visitor Center.
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