We recognise that our Gardens are special places for many people to enjoy time with their families or a tranquil respite away from the city. Our bench adoption programme offers you the opportunity to have a personal and tangible place in our Edinburgh Garden to commemorate someone dear to you or celebrate a special event.
Many of the benches at RBGE have been here for decades and are now in need of replacement. Our new benches are handcrafted from Scottish oak. For £2,000* you will be able to adopt a new bench for 10 years.
Your contribution will fund the costs of a beautiful plaque engraved with an inscription of your choice and maintenance costs for 10 years. The remainder will serve as a donation to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to support our charitable education, plant science and horticulture work.
You will receive a bespoke certificate authenticating your bench adoption, recording your commemoration and acknowledging your personal support.
Free Entry in the Commemorative Book
You will be invited to create a free entry in our Commemorative Book. This interactive book allows you to upload photos, add your own personal dedication and invite friends and family, from anywhere in the world, to add their own unique message.
Terms and Conditions apply, please read these before purchasing your adoption.
It is estimated that there will be a 8 week period from the point of ordering before the benches are in the Garden.
*Please note that due to increased costs, the price of adoption will rise to £2,250 on 1st May. Place your order by 30th April to secure a bench adoption for £2,000.