The memorial & commemorative opportunities that the Leila Arboretum Society
offers are a great way to keep the memory of a special person or a special
time around for generations to come.
Whether it's a brick commemorating a wedding or a tree in honor of a loved one, the Leila Arboretum Society offers many opportunities to keep your memories alive.
Where Your Gifts Will Be Placed
In 1922, Leila Y. Post Montgomery donated the 72 acre Leila Arboretum to the City of
Battle Creek, MI. More than a half a century later the Leila Arboretum Society was
formed to restore the historic 72 acre Leila Arboretum.
Over the years the Society's focus and energy has stretched out beyond the Arboretum's gates into the community of Battle Creek. Your donations will not only benefit the Leila Arboretum itself, but also help to beautify the Battle Creek community
For more information call:
Katy Avery at (269) 969-0270 x 120
How to Request a Memorial
Please ask the funeral director to insert the following in the obituary notice.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to:
Leila Arboretum Society
928 W. Michigan Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49037
An engraved brick allows you the opportunity to commemorate many different things, such as, your family name, a special achievement, or the life of a loved one. Each engraved brick will be placed around the historic cupola located in the center of the one of a kind Children's Garden next to the Leila Arboretum.
A Commemorative Brick is an excellent way to recognize:Family Name
Each brick you purchase serves as a permanent acknowledgement of your support for children, the Children's Garden and all that Leila Arboretum Society does for this community
By donating a tree you are not only helping to beautify the Arboretum and surrounding areas , but are also planting a living tribute to a loved one that will grow on for many generations to enjoy. Each tree will be marked with a tag recognizing the individual for whom the tree is dedicated.
$300 and up
Our benches are located throughout the arboretum in such places as the Peace Labyrinth, the Miss Iva Doty Native Flower Garden, and our new Children's Garden. Each bench allows visitors a place to sit and reflect, while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Leila Arboretum. A permanent engraved brass name plaque will be affixed to the bench with the name of the individual being honored.