Benches & Bricks

Memorial bench

Leave a Legacy

To support the maintenance and enhancement of Wilmot Botanical Gardens’ horticultural beauty and the therapeutic horticulture program, you may purchase an engraved brick to be laid along one of the gardens’ paths or sponsor an elegant bench within the gardens. Our paths and benches provide areas of respite for patients and caregivers and increase accessibility for all to enjoy the gardens for generations to come. Consider leaving your legacy within this historic landmark today!


  • A $2,500 donation will sponsor a bench with an engraved plaque to identify the donor or honoree.

Bricks are available in three sizes:

  • $100 donation: 4″ x 8″ brick (three lines of 14 characters each)
  • $500 donation: 8″ x 8″ brick (five lines of 14 characters each)
  • $1,000 donation: 12″ x 12″ brick (seven lines of 20 characters each)

To purchase a bench or brick, please complete this form and email the form to Shannon Fickess at The form can also be submitted by mail to:

Wilmot Botanical Gardens
P. O. Box 103560
Gainesville, FL 32610

If you are mailing your order, please include a check made payable to UF Foundation, Inc., and indicate Wilmot Botanical Gardens Fund 013261 on the check memo line. Donations via phone can be made by contacting the UF Gifts and Records Department at 1-877-351-2377. Please indicate Wilmot Botanical Gardens Fund 013261 when making your donation. If paying by phone, we will still need a copy of your order form. Order forms should be emailed to the business manager at Wilmot Botanical Gardens as noted above.

You can also purchase a bench or brick by accessing the fund-specific form provided by UF Foundation, Inc. via the website of the Office of Advancement. If you are purchasing a bench or brick, click on “Add Memorial/Honorary Information” and complete the form.