Because special event ticket sales, grants and sponsorships only cover 60% of the costs associated with programming a garden with a robust education and cultural arts program season schedule, unrestricted donations provide essential support of our learning programs, living plant research, and performing and visual arts programming at the garden.

  • Education: Pinecrest Gardens offers year-round field-trips for schools and educational groups, summer camps, afterschool programs, and more.

  • Collections Development: Pinecrest Gardens is currently developing a collections program to identify plants, trees, and flowers as a pathway to becoming an accredited institution with a significant collection of unique living organisms.  Understanding our horticultural history,  preservation and maintenance of the garden including procurement of special trees as recommended by horticulture staff are all part on the ongoing effort to enhance the botanical plan of our landscape.

  • Performing & Visual Arts: Pinecrest Gardens presents fine arts programming in its Banyan Bowl, indoor galleries, and outdoor in the Gardens throughout the year. Award-winning artists are part of the performances and exhibitions that serve as cultural hub at the garden.


The commemorative tribute gift program is a wonderful way to honor family and celebrate friends throughout the year while making a philanthropic gift to Pinecrest Gardens.

  • The Loving Tree: The donor tree is a three-dimensional sculpted tree by Chilean artist Jose Pablo Ravinet. There are small and large leaves that can be engraved in honor of a friend or loved one. Donations available starting at $500.

  • Garden Tribute Fund: The donor fund program supports preservation and maintenance of the garden including procurement of special trees as recommended by horticulture staff selected to enhance the landscape and/or botanical plan of Pinecrest Gardens. Donations starting at $10,000.

  • Naming Rights: There are many opportunities to have your company or family name associated with a reoccurring program, physical structure or unique feature at the garden. Naming rights start at $100,000.