Collections and Gardens

fountains in Italian Garden

In consultation with the Arboretum Director, prospective donors have the opportunity to leave a named legacy within The Arboretum. With significant financial support, The Arboretum will be able to continue the ongoing development of existing collections, the addition of built features, the development of educational programming related to the collection and the development and installation of interpretive and informational materials and signage in the name of the donor. The same process and outcomes for an as yet undeveloped collection would apply.

Examples of named collections with endowments include the Frances Ball Rose Garden, OAC '56 Park in the Garden and the David G. Porter Memorial Japanese Garden.

Alternative naming opportunities lie within the area of educational programs such as the William Girling Educational Fund or the Robert "Bob" Keith Horticultural Speaker Series.

For further information, please contact Arboretum Director Shelley Hunt at 519-824-4120, ext 52356 or shunt@uoguelph.ca.