Dedicate a book in Kew's Library, Art and Archives
Dedicating a book in Kew's library is a very special way to celebrate the life of a loved one or to remember a special anniversary or family event.
Books in the Library at Kew.
- All gifts are recorded on Kew's Commemorative Touchscreen Register.
- The register in Kew Gardens is located in the Secluded Garden glasshouse.
- Where possible, a personal bookplate will be added to your sponsored book.
Kew's Library, Art & Archives is one of the most important botanical reference sources in the world. This extensive collection contains more than seven and a half million items, including books, illustrations, photographs, manuscripts and maps.
During the almost 160 years of the library's history (it came into being through the bequest of the library of William Arnold Bromfield in 1852), material has been acquired by gift, purchase and exchange. Over 90 languages are represented, making the library a global resource for plant science, research and conservation.
Make a dedication today - download our commemorative giving form (pdf) or phone us on 0208 332 3200 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm) to make a donation by card.
Your dedication will be added to Kew’s Commemorative Touchscreen Register, and where possible, a bookplate added to the sponsored book.
You will also be invited to visit the Library, Art & Archives at Kew Gardens, which is not normally open to the public, joining one of our exclusive behind the scenes tours.
Choose from our list of available books here, or contact us to discuss a particular area of interest.
For this special gift, books are available from £250.
You may also like to see the list of botanic art items which are available for individual sponsorship, starting at £1,000. Please contact Graeme Wotherspoon on 0208 332 3246 for further information.
Dedicate a book
Your donation will be recorded with your personal dedication on the Commemorative Touchscreen Register at Kew Gardens, located in the Secluded Garden glasshouse, and you will receive a certificate thanking you for your gift.
Make your dedication today - download our commemorative giving form (pdf) or phone us on 0208 332 3200 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm) to make a donation by card.
Other commemorative gifts at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
There are 10 species of flowering bulbs at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst for £250.
The following woodland areas are available at £1,000:
Kew Gardens: The Redwood Grove or the Woodland Glade, either side of the Cedar Vista.
Wakehurst: Bethlehem Wood, Horsebridge Wood, Coates Wood, or the Pinetum.
Individual Heritage trees are also available at Kew Gardens, from £5,000.
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