What will your legacy be?
Many Garden supporters have determined that one of the lasting legacies of their lives will be to help preserve and sustain the Botanic Gardens as places of enjoyment, education and scientific research for tomorrow’s generations. You can, too. A gift in your Will is the opportunity to pass on your own cherished values to the next generation and preserve the beauty of the Gardens for all those who come after you.
You have the power to help shape the future of your Botanic Gardens.
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WHAT IS A BEQUEST?
A bequest is an instruction in your Will to leave a gift to a specific person, organisation or charity. Bequests provide the opportunity to provide lasting support to a cause that reflects your interest and passions. You can designate a percentage of your estate, a specified gift of an amount or item, a residual gift or your whole estate.
Everyone over the age of 18 should have a Will. Without one, you could lose the opportunity to support the people and causes you love. It is important to review your Will regularly, particularly when life circumstances change.
We recommend that you consult a solicitor before making a bequest to receive guidance that ensures your wishes are fulfilled.
WHY LEAVE A BEQUEST TO YOUR BOTANIC GARDENS?
Your bequest is your last testament of your wishes and the greatest commitment you can make to support the people and causes you care about.
Your Botanic Gardens are woven into the fabric of our lives. We walk by the Harbour and listen to the glorious opera under the stars in Sydney, explore the natural surroundings of Mount Annan with our families and experience the cool climate in Mount Tomah. There is a place for everyone in your Botanic Gardens.
Yet, these places are so much more than beautiful gardens. For two centuries, our scientists have led the discovery of this continent’s amazing plant life. As one of Australia’s pre-eminent scientific institutions, we play a vital role in safeguarding the earth’s biodiversity by bringing together cutting-edge science and global leadership in conservation. The Botanic Gardens are a place of lifelong learning in a living, breathing museum protecting our unique plant life from an uncertain future.
A LEGACY REMEMBERED
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney was established by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1816. Today, it is joined by the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. Together, these Gardens have become places of outstanding horticultural beauty, scientific institutions at the forefront of research, and important centres for learning and education.
Governor Macquarie’s passion and commitment has created a legacy that continues to evolve long after his lifetime.