Leave a legacy
Every gift makes a difference
For over 250 years, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has led the world in plant and fungal science.
Today, from our World Heritage site at Kew and the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place, we are finding innovative solutions to global challenges.
If you love our world class botanic gardens or share our passion for inspirational horticulture, cutting-edge science, botanical art, heritage landscapes or global plant conservation, your gift will provide lasting benefits for future generations.
There are many ways to leave a gift to Kew in your will
Making a will
Writing a Will need not be complicated but we do recommend you consult a solicitor to ensure your Will accurately reflects your intentions. The following contains the information necessary for Kew to receive your gift:
I give to the Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB (Registered Charity Number 803428) (state the % residue or sum of money you wish to give) and request without obligation that it be used at the discretion of the trustees for immediate or future needs.
Pecuniary bequest - a donation of a fixed sum of money or shares
Residuary bequest – a gift of all or a percentage of your estate after all other payments and bequests have been made
Specific – a gift of an item such as a painting or historic document
If you are considering leaving a specific item, please contact us to ensure that Kew will be a suitable home.
Please get in touch if you wish to support a specific area of Kew’s work. We will be happy to work with you to find wording which ensures your gift will have the impact you intend and will remain valid in the future.
Legacies are vital to the future of Kew and your support is truly valued.
It is helpful for us to know about legacies that are being left to Kew so we will be grateful if you choose to share your intentions. We can then acknowledge your kindness and keep you up-to-date with our activities.
Legacy information tours
To find out how you can leave a lasting legacy and support our vital work we invite you to attend one of the following legacy information tours:
At Kew Gardens:
Treasured Trees with Masumi Yamanaka on Tuesday 17 March
Join us as artist Masumi introduces her stunning new collection of paintings inspired by Kew’s Heritage Trees. Learn how your legacy to Kew could help protect our botanical art treasures and the garden that inspired them.
Tree Nursery and Compost Heap on Thursday 9 July
Explore Kew’s hidden horticultural hub with this behind-the-scenes tour of our tree nursery and famous compost heap. Guided by one of our expert arboriculturists, you’ll discover how your gift could have a lasting impact on Kew.
At Wakehurst Place
Millennium Seed Bank on Thursday 23 April
Discover the cutting-edge science behind the world’s largest seed conservation project; explore the labs, venture down into the vaults and learn how your legacy could help us to protect many more vulnerable species for future generations.