How to make a Gift in your Will

I you are considering leaving a gift to SHBG in your Will, we would love to talk to you and hear about the best way you can support us with your gift.

It is important to talk to your family and loved ones so they will feel they have been included in your decision process.

We recommend you seek advice from a solicitor to ensure that the wording of your Will reflects your exact wishes. There are a number of solicitors in the Southern Highlands who work in the area of Wills and Estates. You might want to shop around to get an estimate of fees up front.

Give us the opportunity to say thank you. By notifying us about your bequest we recognise you as investing in the future of the garden.

To make a bequest, you can add a clause to your Will relating to your intended gift or add a codicil to an existing Will.

What type of Gift can you leave in your Will

Wording for your Will

Whether including a clause in your Will or adding a codicil, please make sure you include the correct wording.

We suggest you use the following wording:


I (full name) give, free of all duties and taxes, to the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens Limited ABN 68 164 166 821 for its general purposes (insert the appropriate statement from the list below)

the whole of my estate

the residue of my estate

(insert %) percentage of the residue of my estate

(insert %) percentage of my estate

the amount of $(insert the value of your gift in cash)

my (name of asset or real property)

The receipt of the Company Secretary or other authorised officer for the time being shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for my Executor/s.