Celebrate or commemorate someone

We offer wonderful ways to celebrate special moments or commemorate the life of a loved one at Kew Gardens or Wakehurst. By celebrating through us, you also support our vital science and conservation efforts.

A bench at Kew Gardens

Commemorative benches

Display a plaque with your personal dedication for a ten year period. Bench sponsorship starts at £5,000.

Kew in autumn

Sponsor a tree

In recognition of your sponsorship, you will receive a certificate and mounted photograph, and a personal dedication on our commemorative register. We ask for a minimum donation of £5,000 to sponsor a tree. 

Flower beds at Broad Walk Borders

Dedicate a flowerbed

A plaque with your personal dedication will be displayed. We ask for a minimum donation of £2,000 to sponsor a flowerbed for one year.

Looking up the sky through trees in Redwood Grove, Kew

Sponsor a woodland

You will get a personal dedication recorded on our commemorative register, and will recieve a certificate and a mounted photograph. We ask for a donation of £1,000. 

A scientist inspects specimens in the Millennium Seed Bank collection

Save a species

We have species from all over the world available for sponsorship at £1,000 or £2,000. For every species saved, you will receive a beautiful image of your species and an invitation to a tour of the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst.

Choose a species
Reading room display at Kew Gardens

Sponsor a book

Your personal dedication will be added to our commemorative register, and you will be able to view the book and bookplate in our library. We ask for a donation of £250 to sponsor a book in Kew's Library.

List of available books 2019


Temple of Bellona, Kew

Scattering ashes

A personal and discreet service can be provided for families wanting to scatter the ashes of a loved one. We suggest a donation of £500 for all ash scatterings. 

View of the Alpine House from the Grass Garden, RBG Kew

Funeral collection

We offer the option of giving a donation to a charity, which many prefer in lieu of flowers. Funeral directors can arrange this for you, or you can send your kind donations directly to us. 

Plants in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Tribute Funds

A tribute fund in memory of a loved one is a special way to honour and celebrate their life. We can help you create your own unique and lasting tribute website. 

Set up a tribute fund on MuchLoved

Set up a tribute fund on JustGiving

Adopt a seed

Be part of the world's most important conservation project by protecting our seeds.

Adopt a seed today

Get in touch

Download the donation form or email us for any further information about any of the opportunities to commemorate a loved one.

Download the donation form

Email: commemorative@kew.org

By providing your details you agree that Kew will store and process your data for the purposes of the request. Your data will not be used for any other purpose. Kew is the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. We respect the privacy of your personal data, for more details see our privacy policy at www.kew.org/privacy