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Sponsor a bench

Sponsoring a bench is a special way to commemorate the life of a loved one or celebrate the birth of a child, a special anniversary, birthday or family event.

Photo of a commemorative bench

Each bench will display a plaque with your personal dedication.

Bench sponsorship costs £5,000 per bench for a period of ten years. All benches are made by skilled craftsmen, and are built using high-quality, long-lasting, FSC-certified hardwood to designs chosen by Kew. Each bench will display a plaque with your personal dedication.

Where will your bench go?

You can choose from some of the most prominent and beautiful areas of the Gardens for the placement of the bench. A full list can be found on the application form, which also includes the conditions of the scheme and space for your dedication.

If you would like to sponsor a bench at Kew, please complete the Application form for commemorative benches at Kew and return it to us.

Your donation will be used to help support the work of the Gardens, and create a lasting tribute to your loved one, while the bench you have sponsored will become an integral part of the Gardens and will be seen and enjoyed by visitors from across the globe.


Benches at Wakehurst

FDN_Natural Bench at WP_January 2013

The natural bench - designed exclusively for Wakehurst

There are two styles of benches available for sponsorship at Wakehurst. The first is a formal style bench that is available for placement in the more formal areas of the garden - for example the Mansion Pond, Iris Dell and the Himalayan Glade.

The second is a natural style designed exclusively for Wakehurst to enhance the natural areas including the woodlands, Westwood Lake, the Loder Valley Reserve and the UK Native Seed Hub.

There are also a limited number of picnic tables available for sponsorship - please contact us for details.

Full details including the conditions of the scheme and the list of all the areas available for the placement of the sponsored bench, can be found on the application form which also includes space for your dedication.

If you would like to sponsor a bench, please complete the Application form for commemorative benches at Wakehurst and return it to us. Your donation will be used to help support the work of Wakehurst, and to create a lasting tribute to your loved one, while the bench you have sponsored will become an integral part of the landscape and will be seen and used by visitors from across the globe.


If you have any questions or would like further information about the scheme, contact Jill Taylor by email at commemorative@kew.org or call 0208 332 3248.