Leave a Legacy

...& plant the potential

Legacies of all sizes have a transformative effect on the Botanic Garden, enabling the creation of new and beautiful landscapes, improving the scientific excellence of our collections and supporting the practice of first-class horticulture. Legacies increasingly also support our work in education and access, inspiring many hundreds of thousands of visitors to become passionate and informed about the plant kingdom.
The magnificent legacy of Reginald Cory, who left the residue of his estate to the Botanic Garden upon his death in 1934, has influenced all spheres of Garden activity. His generosity and foresight enabled the Botanic Garden finally to develop the eastern 18 acres of the site, purchased by the University a century earlier, into the publicly-accessible gardens enjoyed today. This area includes such gems as the Winter Garden, Scented Garden, local landscapes and several National Collections.

To share your passion for plants with future generations and to help us ensure that the Garden remains a world-class advocate of excellence in horticulture, education and outreach, please consider leaving a legacy to the Botanic Garden. If you have any questions, please contact us via our Enquiry Point by email at enquiries@botanic.cam.ac.uk to get in touch, or to request a Leave a Legacy brochure by post.