Become a Kew Patron
Kew Patrons will help us achieve our ambitious plans to protect and save the world’s most precious resource – our irreplaceable plant kingdom.
The sculpture of Hercules wrestling the river-god Achelous was added to the Palm House Pond in 1963, having been moved from Windsor Castle.
For further information on becoming a Patron of Kew please call 020 8332 3238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would be delighted to talk with you about becoming a Patron.
The botanic Gardens at Kew and Wakehurst are the visible, tangible evidence of our work, with their spectacular and globally diverse living collections. However, much of Kew's innovative scientific and conservation work takes place behind the scenes.
With plant species fast disappearing, we are using our expertise and the information held in our collections to gain a better understanding of the changing world, and guiding decisions about where to focus conservation efforts.
Over the past 250 years, Kew has developed as a global hub for botanic research and collections. This work is vital for the survival of all life on earth but our current resources are not enough. Will you make a commitment to Kew’s work by becoming a Patron?
Your chance to become part of the Kew story
Kew's Patrons make an annual contribution of £1,000 or more. This generosity provides essential funding for global plant conservation, science and research, Kew's horticulture and historic landscape, its botanical art collection and iconic heritage buildings. In appreciation of your support, you will enjoy:
- a special relationship with the plant science and horticultural experts at Kew
- an annual tailor-made programme of exclusive behind the scenes events
- access to Kew's horticulture advice line
There are three levels of Patron, and you can choose to pay annually or with installments available by Direct Debit
Kew Patron - £1,000 per annum
£400 membership and £600 donation
Kew Patrons enjoy:
- unlimited free admission to Kew and Wakehurst for you and a family member
- programme of exclusive Kew Patrons’ events
- annual reception with the Curator of the Gardens
- invitation to an annual Garden Party
- a dedicated horticultural advice line
- award winning Kew magazine
- acknowledgement in Kew publications and website
Joseph Banks Patron - £5,000 per annum
£1,250 membership and £3,750 donation
In addition, Joseph Banks Patrons also enjoy:
- programme of exclusive Joseph Banks Patrons’ events
- invitation to the annual Joseph Banks Patrons’ dinner
- access to Kew’s experts
Joseph Banks Premier Patron - £10,000 per annum
£2,500 membership and £7,500 donation
In addition, Joseph Banks Premier Patrons also enjoy:
- lunch with the Director of Kew, Richard Deverell
- private tour of Kew Gardens or Wakehurst for friends or family members
You can join by setting up a Direct Debit, with annual, quarterly or monthly payments, or with an annual payment by cheque or credit/debit card.
Download the Patrons membership form (pdf)
Download the Joseph Banks Patrons form (pdf)
For further information on becoming a Patron of Kew, please call 020 8332 3238 or email email@example.com.
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How you are helping
04 Feb 2014
The World’s Most Valuable Bank – What is Nature Worth was a Kew Patrons event that took place in November 2013. The panel discussion focussed on the economic value of our planet’s natural resources, and questioned what price we can put on nature. The talk is now available to download as an MP3.
09 Nov 2012
This year, Kew is taking part in the 'Big Give Christmas Challenge', a campaign to encourage philanthropic giving by matching a donors’ gift. Effectively your donation to the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership could be doubled! We need to raise £50,000 for next year’s seed collecting trips, as well as expanding our work on using existing collections. Please note: This campaign ran from 6 to 19 December 2012 and has now finished.
Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership ‘top banana’ as it celebrates banking 10% of the world’s wild plant species.
15 Oct 2009
Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is celebrating collecting, banking and conserving 10% of the world’s wild plant species by banking its 24,200th plant species.
27 Jul 2012
A group of Kew Patrons enjoyed a revealing tour of Kew's most iconic glasshouse. Palm House Manager Wesley Shaw spoke about the history of the building, the plants in the collection and the day-to-day work of maintaining this unique part of the Gardens.