Mercer Botanic Gardens offers many opportunities to celebrate the people in our lives by creating honorariums and memorials. A Legacy Life Walk constructed and funded by The Mercer Society in 2007 provides a historical timeline for Mercer and leaves a lasting legacy for friends and family members of loved ones.

Create a special place in the garden for you and your family with a legacy paver, bench, swing, or endangered species sponsorship. Tributes help support the gardens, which enrich and inspire the lives of many to preserve plant life and ecosystems.

Remembrance Walk Order Form (PDF)

To follow is the list of items, with pricing, that are available for purchase:

Memorial Options

Bench or Swing with an Arbor | COMING SOON!

Benches and swings with arbors (both made from recycled materials) are available for purchase, with a 15-year duration. Please inquire if interested in extending this time span. The location must be approved by Mercer’s director. A flagstone or brick walkway is installed around the area, and a memorial plaque is mounted on the front of the backrest.

Pricing below is subject to increases by supplier/s:

Bench: $2,500
Swing with arbor: $5,000

Legacy Life Walk Memorial Pavers

Celebrating life’s milestones, events and loved ones with personalized Legacy Paver. Pavers are placed along the Legacy Life Walk with your personal message. This legacy paver opportunity holds a 50-year duration. Please inquire if interested in extending this time span.

4” x 8”: Members of The Mercer Society: $100; non-members: $125

8” x 8”: Members of The Mercer Society: $200; non-members: $250

Plant Conservation/Endangered Species Sponsorships

Mercer Botanic Gardens is one of 38 leading botanical gardens and arboretums in the United States that maintain the National Collection of Endangered Plants for the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC).

Sponsoring an endangered plant species is a great way for individuals, families, clubs, and organizations to play an active role in conserving Texas plants. Sponsors choosing to honor someone special through a donation are recognized in Precinct 4 publications and events referencing their sponsored species, honored on plaques and signs at Mercer, and featured on Mercer’s website. Sponsors also receive national recognition from the Center for Plant Conservation headquarters at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Sponsorship donations range from $200 to $10,000 for a single endangered species. Please go to  Mercer’s Plant Conservation/Endangered Species home page for additional information and to complete a sponsorship form.

Endangered Plant Sponsorship Brochure and Form (PDF)

After a memorial is installed, notification is mailed or emailed to the donor and the individual selected by the donor. Undesignated donations are welcome and are used for the beautification and improvement of the gardens at Mercer. If you would like to make a donation, please see a Mercer staff member for a donation form and more information.