Dedication Benches

Please note that we are currently not offering benches.  This page will be updated shortly with other available options.

dedication bench under tree

Two styles of plantation-grown teak benches are available for dedication.

Georgian Bay Bench

A classic style garden bench seen in gardens throughout Britain. This bench has a back and arms and is available in 4 foot or 5 foot lengths. The perfect bench for locations that call for a lingering, reflective rest. Some undedicated benches are in place on the grounds waiting for a sponsor, or if the donor has a favourite locale, a new installation may be considered in consultation with The Arboretum staff ($1,800 for 4 foot length; $2,000 for 5 foot length - effective May 2011).

Each dedicated bench will have a 1.5"x 8" plaque for information about the dedication. Donations of $1,000 or more made in one calendar year are acknowledged by the University of Guelph through membership in the President's Council.

Fifty percent of the donation for a dedication bench is added to The Arboretum Endowment Fund to ensure continued maintenance and the replacement of the bench if required.

For further information, please contact Shelley Hunt at 519-824-4120, ext 52356 or .