Pause and Enjoy
The bench program was developed by the University Farm administration to improve the outdoor areas and the art teaching facilities at the farm.
For a $2,000 donation, a four-foot teak English garden bench will be placed in a designated area at the farm. Your donation includes a 2"H x 5"W bronze plaque, custom engraved with up to three lines of type.
Placed on the bench, your words can be dedicated to someone you love, in memory of a special friend, or a gift to a person or organization. The benches will be maintained or replaced for a minimum of ten years.
Fifty percent of the donation will cover the purchase, installation and maintenance of the benches. The rest of the donation will be used for repairs of the farm historical buildings.
Several sites have been selected to install the benches based on the accessibility, likelihood of users and maintenance.
If you would like to participate in the bench program, please contact the Farm office at 216-368-0274. For additional information, you can download our brochure.
"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson