Caring for the Earth & Honoring Your Loved One
A memorial gift is a great way to honor a loved one and support land restoration at Carolina Memorial Sanctuary. Following are ways you can create a memorial to your loved one through restoration and conservation of important ecological habitats. These items will be placed in areas in most need of restoration at the discretion of Carolina Memorial Sanctuary. Memorial Gifts fall into the following categories:
- Memorial Plantings
- Winged Friends
- Memorial Benches
- Celebration Spaces & Signage
- Habitat Restoration
If you would like to purchase a memorial gift or contribution for yourself or a loved one, please submit the form at the bottom of this page.
Many people love the idea of having a memorial planting as part of the burial service or after burial, near the gravesite. Our restoration plan dictates where we plant and what we plant. If the burial location does not allow for a new planting, there are many areas in the Sanctuary where a memorial plant can be planted in the name of a loved one. Once you submit the form below, we will follow up to discuss the planting options based on the location. (We recommend reading the Memorial Planting blog to learn more about Memorial Planting.)
Sow True organic native wildflower seeds
$10 – $25
Native perennial plant or grass
$26 – $50
Native Plant or Shrub
Native plant or shrub such as azalea or rhododendron.
$101 – $200
Native plant such as dogwood or redbud.
$150 (2-4 feet) | $300 (4-7 feet)
Support the birds, bees, butterflies, and bats by contributing towards their habitat or with a functional piece of art.
Birds, Bees, Butterflies & Bats
Home for our flying friends
$51 – $100
Outdoor Sculpture & Bird Habitat
Providing outdoor art that is also bird habitat or other functional art will beautify the sanctuary while employing local artists and working in harmony with nature. This donation will be recognized with an identifying plaque for you and your remembered one.
6 available. $5000
There are two types of benches available: Amphitheater Bench – On the left after you cross the bridge, we will be building an amphitheater for community activities such as movie screenings. Help with the purchase of a bench. Memorial Trail Bench – Along the trails of Carolina Memorial Sanctuary are benches, such as the one pictured below, for resting and contemplation.
Amphitheater Memorial Bench
Restoration of Amphitheater by replacing benches using eco-friendly materials.
60 available | $500 pays for 1/2 bench.
Memorial Trail Bench
Local artists enlisted to create a place to rest or contemplate along the creek or trail. A memorial plaque with the name of the donor and the one remembered is included. Location of the bench is dictated by our restoration plan where locations for benches have already been identified. If a memorial bench is desired, you can purchase or contribute towards a bench of your choosing, based on our plan.
30 available. | $1200
Celebration Spaces & Signage
Carolina Memorial Sanctuary is a place for life and death and intentional spaces for celebration is part of our plan. A pavilion and gazebo will provide a space for all sorts of celebrations. In addition to celebrations, the Sanctuary will also be a place of education and signage will help the public learn about the native species and habitats.
Throughout the sanctuary, graphic signage will be placed with site and trail maps and/or identifiers of plant and animals indigenous to the habitat. Your gift will be noted too, with a memorial plaque on the sign.
10 available. | $2500
Offering shelter from the elements and a place to gather by the creek and wetlands. Your donation will be recognized with an identifying plaque for you and the remembered one. This donation includes one burial site.
3 available. $10,000
At the top of the hill in the Southeastern Meadow providing mountain and meadow views, your donation will provide a gazebo to offer a refuge for contemplation, rest and renewal. A plaque on the gazebo will recognize your gift.
One burial site is included. 10,000
Leave a living legacy by supporting the restoration of one of the natural habitats of the Sanctuary.
Dedication of Southeastern Meadow Habitat
Sponsor the restoration of the Meadow. You and your loved one will be recognized with naming rights for the habitat in collateral materials, site maps and with a plaque at the entrance of the habitat.
This donation includes two burial sites. $30,000
Dedication of Wetlands Habitat
Sponsor the restoration of our mountain wetlands. You and your loved one will be recognized with naming rights for the habitat and with a plaque at the entrance of the habitat.
This donation includes four burial sites. $50,000
Dedication of Creekside habitat
Sponsor the restoration of this rare Montane alluvial forest. You and your loved one will be recognized with naming rights for the habitat and with a plaque at the entrance of the habitat.
This donation includes three burial sites. $40,000
Dedication of Northern, Western and Eastern Woodlands Habitat
Sponsor the restoration of these woodland areas. Invasive species will be cleared and trails created, with conscientious planting of native materials encouraging the local
flora and fauna. You and your loved one will be recognized with naming rights for one of the three habitats and with a plaque at the entrance of the habitat. Two burial sites are included with this donation.
3 available. $25,000
Memorial Gifting & Contribution Form
Please fill out the form below and let us know what type of memorial gift or contribution you are interested in. Someone will followup to discuss options and cost.
For Memorial Benches, Celebration Spaces, & Habitat Restoration – if you would like to make a contribution towards an item versus the full purchase of an item, please indicate so in the ‘Notes & Special Instructions’ at the very bottom of the form.