Garden Policy


The Durham Public Library accepts monetary donations to benefit the gardens of the Durham Public Library whether in someone’s honor or memory, or as a general donation. Notification of donations will be directed to the Garden Committee (composed of a member of the Board, PALS, and Library staff), who will then make a recommendation to the Board on how to expend the funds.

Donations may be used for upkeep and garden maintenance (plant material and hardscape) or replacement or addition of plant material and hardscape.

Suggestions from the donor as to garden materials are welcome, although final decisions will be determined by the committee once it has reviewed the existing design plan.