As a Friend of Kew, you can enjoy year-round free access to the Gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, as well as take advantage of a host of seasonal offers and benefits. Exclusive member-only events enable you to explore the Gardens further, while special discounts on Adult Education courses and lectures will give you the chance to learn more about Kew's extensive conservation work.
Your support as a Friend helps Kew to fulfill its mission of world-wide plant conservation. We hope you will continue to enjoy being a Friend of Kew!
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28 Mar 2013
The grant will enable vital conservation of this Grade One listed heritage building, the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, and provide visitors with an inspiring new display, bringing to life why plants matter.
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.
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Membership offers you the opportunity to explore the world's finest botanic gardens throughout the year and the reward of knowing that your subscription is helping us to maintain the Gardens, both at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst.
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