Donations to SHBG are vitally important to fund the development of the garden and to assist with operational costs. SHBG will show its appreciation for donations by public acknowledgement, unless the donor chooses otherwise.
Donations to SHBG are important
Names of donors will be included in an honour roll for a period following the year in which the donation was made, or the donor may choose to be listed as anonymous. The honour roll will be published on the SHBG website and in the Annual Report for the relevant year.
Donations for smaller purposes, such as trees, benches and pavers are recognised by a plaque on or near that item.
Donations may be made for a specified project, or substantial part of such a project, such as a large garden feature or the Visitor Centre. Available projects can be discussed with SHBG at any time.
Acknowledgement of a specific donation will be on a plaque situated on or near the project that was supported by the donor. The life of the plaque and the wording will be negotiated with the donor. Naming rights may also be considered.
SHBG will establish a Directors’ Circle at a later time post COVID-19. Donors who are Gold, Platinum or Diamond Supporters will be included in the Directors’ Circle, and others will be invited to join, in addition to recognition on the honour roll. Members of the Directors’ Circle will be invited to attend special social and educational events. Such events will not be elaborate, as lavish expenditure belies the purpose and value of donations made.