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Your support of the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden will help ensure it grows into the future.

Tax deductible gifts to Arboretum Associates support the core programs and operation of the arboretum.

Annual Gifts

Annual Membership Levels are:

Active $ 20 – $ 49
Sustaining $ 50 – $ 99
Donor $ 100 – $ 249
Patron $ 250 – $ 499
Sponsor $ 500 – $ 999
Life Associate $ 1,000 and up

Project Gifts

In addition you may support any of the current projects under development. Those projects include:

Pergola Fund

Entrance Garden

Palouse Prairie Restoration

Red Barn Restoration


Sponsored Projects

There are currently several planting projects available for individual sponsorship. The cost to sponsor a project ranges from $2,500 to $5,000. This cost covers the expenses of the project and provides $1,000 to the Arboretum’s Centennial Endowment to help provide funds for maintenance and development into the future. Sponsors become lifetime members of the Arboretum Associates. They will be recognized with a 5x7” aluminum sign within the project, and a listing in ArborNotes, the newsletter of the Arboretum Associates.

Endowment Gifts


A gift to one of several endowments that sustain the Arboretum provides support in perpetuity since the principal remains invested and only income is spent each year. Current named endowments that support the arboretum are:

Arboretum Associates Centennial Endowment

Norma and Gene Slade Arboretum Endowment

Elisabeth Zinser and Don Mackin Arboretum Endowment

Presidential Oak Grove Endowment

R. J. Naskali Arboretum Endowment

Bob Steele Family Arboretum Endowment

Named endowments generate income to be used according to the donor’s wishes and provide long term funding for projects. Gifts can be added to any of the established endowments or a named endowment can be established for a minimum donation of $25,000.


Locate Trees Groves and Benches

The following lists of trees, groves and benches are in downloadable PDF format so that you may locate a special tree, plant or bench when visiting the arboretum. Each list documents a location on the tour map (PDF) grid.


location on the grid - Common Name

location on the grid - Scientific Name

location on the grid - Honoree

location on the grid - Granite Benches





Give Today

You can make a gift online using the secure University of Idaho “Make a Gift Online Form”

ImportantIn step one of the Make a Gift Online Form type: University of Idaho Arboretum in the field asking for funds designation.

Follow this link to the University of Idaho secure

Make a Gift Online Form



Donor Policy


The donor policy was developed by the Arboretum Advisory Board and Arboretum Associates. This policy lists all the currently available sponsored projects and donor opportunities in the Arboretum.

Donor Policy(PDF)

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