Learn more about the many different ways to donate and provide financial support to The Gardens at Heather Farm!

Individual Giving

Our Annual Giving campaign is a primary source of funding for our nonprofit, and donations from individuals go a long way to helping us meet our financial goals. Gifts both large and small provide support for garden maintenance, educational classes, and other community-based programs. If you love what we do, make a gift!


At the core of The Gardens’ community is a group of dedicated supporters — our Members — who truly care about our work. For an affordable annual contribution, Members receive discounts on classes and plants sales, discounts at local garden retailers, and other benefits. And Members help us keep our free public garden available for all to enjoy.

Join or renew


Become a sponsor for one of our fundraising events. Our annual fundraisers, including Teddy Bear Tea, are extremely popular public events with hundreds of attendees each year. Fundraising events offer corporate sponsors broad-based visibility while serving to support our gardens and programs.

Learn more about sponsorship

Corporate & Foundation Grants

Grants play a significant role in The Gardens’ future, providing essential essential funding to forge a path in pursuit of our mission. We welcome the opportunity to establish new partnerships with the corporate and foundation community.

Contact us to learn more

Designated Gifts

Designating your gift to your favorite program ensures it will grow into the future. Designated gifts have helped us renovate garden displays, develop new educational programs for schools and youth, and purchase new books for the resource library. Upcoming special projects include tree pruning, path graveling and updating teaching materials.

Inquire about our project needs

Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

As clients seek financial advice and counsel, consider recommending the Gardens at Heather Farm as a beneficiary. We can honor donor preferences to use funds for specific purposes, such as maintenance or renovation of a particular garden area, informational signage, support for our children’s environmental education programs, sponsorship of new garden engagements, and more.

Set up a gift via DAF

Honorary & Memorial Gifts

Consider making a gift in memory of a friend or loved one. Gifts in any amount are accepted for your special dedication. You may also make an honorary or memorial gift for person or special occasion with an Engraved Brick placed in the Cowden Rose Garden.

Order an Engraved Brick online

Order an Engraved Brick by mail

Gifts of Stock & Other Securities

Giving appreciated stock, mutual funds or other securities can help you avoid capital gains taxes while providing important support to the Gardens.

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Employee Giving & Matching Programs

Many companies work with nonprofit agencies, like the Blackbaud Giving Fund’s partner, YourCause, to manage their employee giving programs. If your employer sponsors a Matching Gift Program or participates in a company giving campaign, please designate The Gardens as the beneficiary. It’s a great way to make gifts multiply for bigger impact.

For more information on these and other forms of charitable support, please contact our Executive Director, Joan Lucchese, via email