Making a bequest to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens manages, develops and protects the state’s most significant botanical collection on behalf of all Tasmanians. With a mission to manage, protect the state’s botanical resources throughout the state, the Gardens is a not for profit charity that is firmly based in the Tasmanian community and depends on the support of individuals, businesses and organisations to survive and continue its vital work.
A bequest is a very real way to make a positive difference to the future of the Gardens
A gift to the Gardens, whether during your lifetime or in your will, is a valuable contribution to the future, a gift that will bring lasting benefits of understanding, education and conservation for future generations.
Substantial bequests may be devoted to particular projects or purposes, subject to discussion with the Director and the Board of Trustees.
Each year the Gardens host more than 400,000 visitors, encouraging everyone to appreciate and gain a better understanding of the vital role plants and specifically endemic Tasmanian species play in our lives.
The Gardens carry out work on site and throughout the state collecting, storing and propagating specimen to ensure their continued existence.
One of the most valuable ways you can help the Gardens continue to manage and protect this vital resource is by leaving a bequest in your will.
Leaving a bequest to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
When making a gift in your will it is important to use the correct legal terminology.
Please use the following wording to leave a bequest to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens:
“I give devise and bequeath to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens for the general purposes of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens:
a) the whole of my Estate of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situate
b) ………… % of my Estate
c) and/or the sum of $ ….. free of all duties and taxes payable at my death and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other Proper Officer for the time being of the said national office shall be sufficient discharge for my trustees.”
Note: choices (a), (b) and (c) should be followed by the statement, “after the payment of all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and all duties, taxes and charges payable on my Estate at my death.”
By the Wills Act, all Wills and Codicils must be in writing, signed by the Testator, and attested by two witnesses in the presence of the Testator and of each other.
The Gardens recommends you seek professional advice or the assistance of a solicitor when preparing your will, and thanks you for considering supporting the Gardens with a bequest.
Address for the purpose of a bequest:
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
ABN: 75 542 604 274
Lower Domain road
Queens Domain Hobart 7000