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FOUNDERS’ GARDEN

The BMW CCA Foundation is proud to launch our Founders’ Garden. Conveniently located beside our Museum, this Garden serves as a unique place to honor special persons for their achievements or to memorialize those whom we have lost in our lives.

This Garden will provide our donors and visitors the opportunity to wander through the Garden and appreciate its natural beauty– all while supporting the charitable and philanthropic work of the Foundation.

This Garden provides an opportunity to honor a living person (tribute gift) or mark the death of a deceased loved one (memorial gift). You have wide freedom to select the person and they need not be part of the BMW CCA community to be honored.

Here are some examples, but not limited to:

  • Honoring a chapter officer who is retiring;
  • Memorializing a dear friend who is now departed;
  • Honoring a close friend on their special birthday/anniversary;
  • Celebrating the birth of a grandchild; or
  • Showing appreciation to an organization or meaningful person
You have a wide variety of choices in purchasing either a living plant, bush, or flowers, or a fixed structure such as a brick, boulder, or bench to constitute your commemorative gift.

If you prefer, you may make a gift towards the Garden General Fund for upkeep and maintenance—with no need to make any choices—to help the Founders’ Garden thrive in the future.

Your donation includes maintenance—irrigation and fertilizer—for the first five (5) years. If the plant dies within that time, it will be replaced at no cost to you. If it dies after that time, you will be given the first opportunity to replace it or allow another donor to do the same. Obviously, stones, boulders or bricks need no guarantee and are your everlasting gift to the Garden.
For a small additional fee ($100), you may also order a plaque to commemorate your sentiments which will be positioned at your chosen plant or stone monument. If you so designate, the Foundation will also notify your honoree, or their family, of your very thoughtful gift.
These tribute or memorial donations offer you a thoughtful way to celebrate or pay tribute to a loved one while supporting the mission of the Foundation of “Saving Lives, Saving History.”

The Foundation is committed, along with its generous donors and sponsors, to teaching teens to becoming safer drivers through its Tire Rack Street Survival Program. Trained coaches volunteer their time to put teens through real-life driving exercises to enable them to handle dangerous driving situations.

Our Museum, {“The Ultimate Driving Museum”} founded in 2017 enables the Foundation to “bring our BMW Archives to life” by sharing them with our fellow enthusiasts. Our Museum exhibits showcase our passion for BMW history, design, and technology throughout the ages with our displays of cars and motorcycles.

You can simply browse the plants and hardscaping in the photos below or click an area on the map to look at items available for purchase. You will also be able to create a plaque to commemorate your gift.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Angelina Sedum

    Angelina Sedum

    $160.00$260.00
    Section: 4 Quantity: 7 Letter: U Donation: $160
    Description:
    This sturdy perennial is as tough as they come. Clumping foliage displays large, plate-like flower clusters that provide a bright yellow brightness to the garden. A fine addition to the rock garden or mixed border. Succulent foliage will die back to the ground in cold winter regions, but will re-emerge in early spring. Your gift includes seven of these plants, grouped into a colorful bunch that will nurtured each year.
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Anthony Waterer
    Section: 2 Quantity: 3 Letter: G Donation: $235
    Description:
    The Anthony Waterer Spirea is a wonderful mounded, upright, deciduous shrub that typically grows to two to three feet tall and three to four feet wide. Its oval leaves, which are usually about three inches long, start out reddish purple, changing to blue green in summer and reddish in autumn. The carmine-red cluster in corymbs up to six inches wide) from late spring to the middle of summer. Your gift includes three of these colorful butterfly-attracting plants.
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Anthony Waterer
    Section: 3 Quantity: 3 Letter: G Donation: $235
    Description:
    The Anthony Waterer Spirea is a wonderful mounded, upright, deciduous shrub that typically grows to two to three feet tall and three to four feet wide. Its oval leaves, which are usually about three inches long, start out reddish purple, changing to blue green in summer and reddish in autumn. The carmine-red cluster in corymbs up to six inches wide) from late spring to the middle of summer. Your gift includes three of these colorful butterfly-attracting plants.
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
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    Metal Plaque in front of a plant Bearded Iris

    Bearded Iris

    $305.00$405.00
    Section: 4 Quantity: 9 Letter: R Donation: $305
    Description:
    The iris genus is named for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, because rises come in every color. The Bearded Iris cultivar—which gets its name from the soft bristles on the lower flower petals—was selected for the Founders Garden to produce a light purple flower that can bloom from early spring well into June. Your gift includes nine of these delightful plants.
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
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    Metal Plaque in front of a plant Bench

    Bench – M1

    $450.00$550.00
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Out of stock
    Metal Plaque in front of a plant Bench

    Bench – RR

    $450.00$550.00
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Out of stock
    Metal Plaque in front of a plant Bench

    Bench – X2

    $450.00$550.00
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Blue Fescue

    Blue Fescue

    $290.00$390.00
    Section: 6 Quantity: 11 Letter: EE Donation: $290
    Description:
    Blue Fescue is an ornamental grass with a blue foliage that will set it apart for more conventional green grasses and will certainly catch the eye of anyone passing by on the adjacent walkway. Your gift includes 11 of these soft grass plants.
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Boulder

    Boulder – GG

    $700.00$800.00
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Boulder

    Boulder – QQ

    $630.00$730.00
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Boulder

    Boulders – MM

    $700.00$800.00
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Boulder

    Boulders – NN

    $700.00$800.00
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Boulder

    Boulders – OO

    $700.00$800.00
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Boulder

    Boulders – PP

    $700.00$800.00
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Boulder

    Boulders – SS

    $700.00$800.00
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Boulder

    Bubbling Boulder

    $8,500.00$8,600.00
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Butterfly Blue

    Butterfly Blue Scabiosa

    $325.00$425.00
    Section: 2 Quantity: 12 Letter: J Donation: $325
    Description:
    Butterfly Blue Scabiosa is a compact perennial that reaches 12 to 15 inches when mature. Its gorgeous lacy, flat, lavender-blue petals and lighter domed center cushion bloom from late April until the first frost. Supporting these elegant two-inch in diameter blooms a stiff stems with fine, grayish-green leaves. Your gift includes 12 of these luxurious plants.
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Butterfly Weed
    Section: 2 Quantity: 8 Letter: M Donation: $290
    Description:
    Butterfly Weed is a vibrant native wildflower that grows to between one and three feet tall and one to one and a half feet wide. Its clustered flowers, which bloom from June through August, can vary in color from a rich orange to orange yellow. Your gift includes five of these beautiful perennial plants.
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Butterfly Weed
    Section: 4 Quantity: 5 Letter: M Donation: $185
    Description:
    Butterfly Weed is a vibrant native wildflower that grows to between one and three feet tall and one to one and a half feet wide. Its clustered flowers, which bloom from June through August, can vary in color from a rich orange to orange yellow. Your gift includes five of these beautiful perennial plants.
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Carex Everillo

    Carex Everillo

    $325.00$425.00
    Section: 5 Quantity: 12 Letter: X Donation: $325
    Description:
    The Carex Everillo is a dense, grass-like ornamental sedge with glistening yellow leaves with dark green edges that curl toward the ground. It provides a distinctive textural contrast to the gardens other plants and stone or masonry objects. It’s fountain-like appearance grows to about 12 to 18 inches tall and is 24 to 26 inches wide. Your gift includes 12 of these award-winning plants.
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
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    Metal Plaque in front of a plant Creeping Jenny

    Creeping Jenny

    $175.00$275.00
    Section: 7 Quantity: 9 Letter: Z Donation: $175
    Description:
    The Creeping Jenny is a, attractive, low-growing ground cover that is actually a member of the primrose family. It does not always bloom but produces yellow, cup-shaped flowers when it does. Your gift includes nine of these plants that will help provide thick, consistent, green continuity between the pathway and the dry creek bed.
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Metal Plaque in front of a plant Dry Creek Bed

    Dry Creek Bed

    $5,500.00$5,600.00
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.
  • Out of stock
    Metal Plaque in front of a plant Duchesse de Nemours

    Duchesse de Nemours – K

    $460.00$560.00
    Section: 2 Quantity: 7 Letter: K Donation: $460
    Description:
    These Peonies will fill their section of the garden with white blooms from spring into summer, accenting the Roundel Plaza with vibrant color. They also smell great. Your gift includes nine of these long-lived beautiful plants.
    Add-on the Purchase of a Plaque:
    These markers are approximately 4”x6” in size and are made of aluminum which can stand up to the weather. The marker is black with a raised dual silver border to highlight your text.

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