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 firstname.lastname@example.org .