Here we provide suggestions for the preservation of your plant collection after you can no longer care for it. Although the article irisgarden-1923 “Hereafter” and other documents were written with historic iris collections in mind, the ideas could work for any kind of plant collection.

Please understand that HIPS is not giving you legal advice; always check with your own lawyer about such things as powers of attorney, wills, trusts, and other legacy documents. However, anyone can write a letter of intent, which is not legally binding, but rather is a request to those who inherit your garden and the plants it contains. Doing so can save your collection for iris lovers of the future.

Roots Article ‘Hereafter
Sample Letter of Intent
Sample Agreement with Property Owner
Sample Addendum to Living Trust