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Friends of Wakehurst

Enjoy unlimited entry to Wakehurst and the Millennium Seed Bank all year round as a Friend of Wakehurst.
Photo of a family at Wakehurst

Join as a Friend of Wakehurst for less than 50p a week and enjoy a whole year of unlimited free entry to Wakehurst. 

Exclusive benefits

Unlimited entry to Wakehurst and the Millennium Seed Bank all year round.  

Discounts – 10% off your purchases in the Visitor Centre shop and Plant centre (some exclusions apply).

Kew magazine in digital format, three times a year.

One free entry to Kew Gardens.

Exclusive events – two free exclusive member events.

Regular e-newsletters – with updates and special offers.

Free car parking at Wakehurst – on each visit.

Visit time and time again – explore Wakehurst's rolling hills, temperate woodlands, ornamental gardens and stunning Elizabethan mansion.

As a Friend of Wakehurst, you can also visit the Millennium Seed Bank – home to the world’s largest and most ambitious ex-situ conservation project. Explore our interactive exhibition and get an insight into the fascinating work carried out by scientists working to conserve seeds around the world.

When you join as a Friend, you also provide invaluable support towards the work of Kew at Wakehurst. Your contribution helps us to maintain the magnificent botanic gardens for future generations to enjoy.

By Direct Debit £25 – save £5
By cash or card £30

How to join

Call us on 01444 894067 or start enjoying the benefits straight away by joining at Wakehurst – sign up at the Visitor Centre.

Make the most of your membership

How to get your free digital edition of Kew magazine

  • Set up access on the Exact Editions website by using your membership number (found on your membership card) as your subscription number.
  • Download the ‘Kew magazine' app from iTunes/Newsstand or the ‘Exactly' app from Playstore on your tablet or phone to log in.
  • Download your chosen issues. 

Sign up to our monthly e-newsletters

Don’t miss out on the many events and activities that take place at Wakehurst throughout the year – sign up to our e-newsletter to receive regular garden updates, special offers and seasonal highlights by email.

Sign up to the e-newsletter


For Friends of Wakehurst membership enquiries call 01444 894067 or email us at