We envision a resilient world dependent on the thoughtful cultivation of plants

Planned Giving

The Richard and Bracey Tiede Legacy Group

The Richard and Bracey Tiede Legacy Group is named in honor of Richard and Bracey Tiede.

When you include Pacific Horticulture in your estate plans you join a visionary group of generous people who, like Richard and Bracey Tiede, demonstrate the power of gardens to enrich lives and heal the environment.

The Group recognizes the generosity and foresight of all who have made planned gifts to Pacific Horticulture.

Does this story sound familiar?

The stories of great contributors to horticulture are often described by the people whose lives (and gardens!) they have touched through their passion and projects, from their nearby neighbors to their broadest community.

Richard and Bracey worked tirelessly to support the initiatives of Pacific Horticulture throughout the Pacific region; their impact is also greatly felt locally in Santa Clara County where they were trusted resources and active University of California Master Gardeners providing public outreach on horticultural best practices and contributing their leadership expertise to the organization. Their commitment to mentoring, educating, and connecting others to nature—young and old—was demonstrated by their leadership at the Western Horticultural Society and the Mediterranean Garden Society, and their long-time guidance and support of Pacific Horticulture as well as their efforts to make possible the extensive interpretive signage in the demonstration gardens of the South County and Palo Alto Teaching and Demonstration Gardens in Martial Cottle Park. Through their estate bequest, Richard and Bracey Tiede are able to continue their commitment to helping others learn about and participate in creating a resilient world dependent on the cultivation of plants.

If you have already included Pacific Horticulture in your estate plans or if you are considering doing so, please share this impactful news with us. We would like to thank you and include you in the special activities of The Richard and Bracey Tiede Legacy Group.

Benefits of Membership to The Richard and Bracey Tiede Legacy Group

Legacy Group members always have a seat at the table and are invited to attend all Pacific Horticulture education events as well as special invitations to in-person gatherings.

Pacific Horticulture deeply values the preservation of knowledge through our archives and carefully stewarded content. We hope to preserve your story through recorded interviews which are only ever shared with your explicit permission.

We hope you won’t be too modest. When you allow us to recognize you, you also inspire the contributions of others. Legacy Group members may elect to have their names listed on our site and published in our annual report with our gratitude.

If you have already included Pacific Horticulture as a beneficiary in your estate plans, please share this impactful news with us. We would like to thank you and extend invitations for special events and opportunities.

Pacific Horticulture Planned Giving Response Form

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Types of Accepted Gifts 

Beneficiary Designation 

You can designate Pacific Horticulture as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, an IRA, or 401(k) retirement fund. 


Provisions in a will are the most frequently used deferred giving option. Please consult your attorney and ask us to provide the appropriate bequest language that should be included in your documents. 

Donor-Advised Funds 

Donor-held accounts function like personal foundations. They allow you to make tax-deductible contributions when circumstances warrant and defer allocation decisions until you are ready to make them. 

For more information about planned giving contact office@pacifichorticulture.org. 

Official Name & Tax Number 

Pacific Horticulture Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law 

Federal Tax ID 94-1684498 


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