The Garden recently received a nearly $200,000 gift — unsolicited, unexpected, anonymous, and unrestricted. The donors had planned to make the gift in the future, but as they wrote to us: “It seemed important for us to give now, when the West Virginia Botanic Garden is undergoing momentous development. We choose to be part of this change, and to actually see what our gift can accomplish.”

“Our gift is in appreciation of a unique area resource. The Garden provides an oasis of green space and a range of experiences for all ages. Most importantly, the Garden is an opportunity for a younger generation to learn about the great outdoors ‘hands on’ rather than ‘on screen.’ The Garden is a gem for all of West Virginia.”

Thank you from the Garden’s board and staff, and on behalf of all the friends of the Garden. Your gift is an inspiration to us and, we hope, to other givers.

originally published in our Fall/Winter 2017 newsletter


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