As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization we rely on community support to help maintain and grow our collections and numerous educational programs; such the popular children’s Nature Day Camp, and community events like ArborFest and Luminaria. Sponsorship of the Yakima Area Arboretum provides the unique opportunity to connect with the diverse populations of Central Washington and those who visit our community.
Why sponsor the Arboretum? Established in 1967, the Yakima Area Arboretum is a 46 acre living museum, housing the largest and most comprehensive collection of trees and woody shrubs in Central Washington. We are a community hub whose mission is to inspire people of all ages to discover and connect with nature. Each year over 45,000 people visit the Yakima Area Arboretum, to walk the grounds, take a class, take photos, get married, volunteer, attend an event or meeting, to learn, relax, play, and explore. We are proud to be a cherished part of our community.
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There are several ways to help support the Yakima Area Arboretum and our programs, from specific event and programs sponsorship throughout the year to general year-long opportunities. We welcome your ideas about other ways to provide support. Please contact us today to discuss sponsorship.
Year-long Sponsorship Opportunities
The Yakima Area Arboretum is an urban green space and refuge on 46 acres of land cultivated as display gardens, tree collections, and natural areas. Visitors come for many reasons, to walk the grounds, take a class, host or attend an event or meeting, learn, relax, play, and explore. The Yakima Area Arboretum is one of the most beautiful places in central Washington, and a treasured part of its community. Your support will enable us to continue to provide and expand on our programs, including our 1,000+ labeled plant collection, and give you the opportunity to reach those people who are passionate about the environment and the quality of life in their community.
ArborFest celebrates two of our favorite things, trees and Yakima’s Arbor Day. ArborFest is a free family friendly community event that strives to make environmental science fun for everyone to learn. Sponsorship opportunities start at $5,000.
The Garden Tour offers the community two days to peek over the fence at 5 beautiful private local gardens. The tour is self-guided, with garden owners and local gardener’s on hand to provide inspiration and advice for gardener’s of all levels. Sponsorship opportunities start at $2,500.
Autumn Bounty is the Arboretum’s largest annual fundraising event of the year and features a garden party type atmosphere with music, BBQ dinner, local beer and wine, and a live and silent auction. Guests can enjoy an evening out with friends, who share our passion for trees and nature, while supporting the Arboretum! Sponsorship opportunities start at $5,000.
For 30 years the Yakima Area Arboretum has welcomed tens of thousands of area families from all across Central Washington, free-of-charge, to experience the magic of our grounds lit by the lights of over a thousand candles and twinkle lights! Sponsorship opportunities start at $10,000.
Youth Education Programs
Our popular youth education programs are designed to increase a child’s exposure to the outside world. Children learn through self-discovery and structured natural science inquiry. Participants observe the plants, animals and other organisms found in the Yakima River riparian ecosystem, while increasing their knowledge of our local environment and learning how to protect our natural world. Sponsorship opportunities start at $5,000.