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Become a Friend

Friends of Kew are at the forefront of supporting our vital science and conservation work.

Friends of Kew Membership

Individual Friend

One adult plus one family guest


£72 - Save £10 when you pay by Direct Debit

Become an Individual Friend of Kew

Reading among tulips

Joint Friend

Two adults from the same family living at the same address, plus one family guest each

£100 - Save £10 when you pay by Direct Debit

Become a Joint Friend of Kew

In the Gardens

Family Friend

One or two named adults, up to four children aged 4 to 16 years old, plus one or two family guests

£79 / £109  - Save £10 when you pay by Direct Debit

Become a Family Friend of Kew

Enjoying the Gardens

Gift Membership Pack

Our Friends of Kew gift pack includes an attractive sealed booklet containing a unique activation code, details of Kew’s attractions, plus information for visits. Available for all membership types in store and online. 

Buy a Friends of Kew membership gift pack 

Gift Membership E-Voucher

Our Friends of Kew gift e-voucher is emailed to you within one day. The email contains a unique activation code which you can pass onto your gift recipient. Available for all membership types. 

Buy a Friends of Kew membership gift e-voucher 

Recurring Gift Membership

A recurring gift automatically renews each year, allowing your loved one to enjoy visits year after year. You will be sent the membership card to give to your recipient, and no gift pack or e-voucher is issued.

Recurring Gift Form 

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about Friends of Kew membership? Read our FAQs, or contact our Friends of Kew team by calling 020 8332 3200 from 9:30am to 5pm, seven days a week, or email us at friends@kew.org

Read our FAQs

Friends Week 2017

Join us from the 15 - 21 May as we celebrate our Friends' invaluable support to both the Gardens and Kew's vital science and conservation work, with a week of exciting content and activities exclusively for Friends of Kew. 

Find out more

 

Early Opening for Friends of Kew

Early opening for Friends of Kew and their usual accompaniment of guests returns from the 1 May 2017, where Friends have exclusive access to the Gardens from 8 - 10am each day* throughout the summer, before gates open to the general public. 

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As a Friend of Kew, you have exclusive access to a variety of member benefits including:

  • Free entry to Kew Gardens and our country estate, Wakehurst
  • 10% off products in Kew’s shops and venue hire**
  • 5% off selected talks and courses
  • Priority booking and discounts for a range of popular ticketed events
  • Exclusive behind the scenes events
  • Kew Magazine sent to you three times a year and free access to digital editions*
  • Free entry to selected partner gardens across the UK 

Kew Magazine - Digital Edition

*Friends of Kew recieve free access to digital editions of the Kew Magazine, with over 30 searchable back issues of the magazine to enjoy.

To download your digital copy of the Kew Magazine for the first time, you will need to register first. To register, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Visit the Exact Editions website
  • Enter your membership number as your subscription reference
  • Enter your email address, set up a password and download your chosen issue.

If you have already registered, simply choose the edition of the Kew Magazine that you wish to read by searching here, and log in when prompted.

Looking for Wakehurst Membership?

Enjoy unlimited entry to Wakehurst and the Millennium Seed Bank all year as a Friend of Wakehurst. Annual membership costs less than 50p a week and entitles you to unlimited free entry to Wakehurst and other benefits. Visit the Friends of Wakehurst page to learn more.

**Venue hire discount applies Monday to Thursday only - for full terms and conditions please email venues@kew.org.