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Become a 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 Palm House at Kew Gardens
The Palm House at Kew Gardens

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

Joseph Banks Patrons are at the forefront of the Kew Gardens community, enjoying a close and fulfilling association with our scientists, horticulturists and other experts. With such unrivalled access, Patrons are also encouraged to explore and progress areas of particular interest.

Your 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.

There are two levels of Patron of Kew, detailed below. You can choose to pay annually or with installments by Direct Debit.

Joseph Banks Patron

£5,000 per annum (£1,250 membership and £3,750 donation)

Joseph Banks Patrons enjoy:

  • unlimited free admission to Kew and Wakehurst for you and a family member. All children (17 and under) can access the Gardens free when accompanied by a Patron (on presentation of Patron membership card)
  • a programme of exclusive Kew Patrons’ events  Joseph Banks Patrons events 2015
  • an annual reception with the Director of the Gardens
  • the award-winning Kew magazine
  • acknowledgement in Kew publications and annual review
  • a programme of exclusive Joseph Banks Patrons’ events
  • an invitation to the annual Joseph Banks Patrons’ dinner

Joseph Banks Premier Patron

£10,000 per annum (£2,500 membership and £7,500 donation)

In addition to the benefits listed above, Joseph Banks Premier Patrons also enjoy:

  • lunch with the Director of Kew, Richard Deverell
  • a private tour of Kew Gardens or Wakehurst for friends or family members

Join now

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 Joseph Banks Patron form