Legacy giving

If you have a passion for Kew Gardens and Wakehurst and wish to continue our vital work, you can leave a gift in your Will.

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, we are finding innovative solutions to global challenges.

If you love our world-class botanic gardens at Kew or Wakehurst 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.

"I realised the importance of research at Kew to securing food supplies and medicines. This seems to be the best way of making a difference to the world through my legacy." – Kew legacy supporter

Your Will 

It could be the most important document you will ever sign. It gives you the opportunity to make bequests of special value to your family and friends. Once you have looked after your loved ones, you can also support the cause which really matters to you. A gift to Kew will not only bear benefits to our planet, but as a charitable gift it will reduce or eliminate your inheritance tax.

There are many ways to leave a gift to Kew. Writing a Will need not be complicated but we do recommend you consult a solicitor to ensure your Will accurately reflects your intentions.

  • 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

Thank you

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 would be grateful if you choose to share your intentions. We can then acknowledge your kindness and keep you up-to-date with our activities.

"Not only is Kew a beautiful display of plants and trees; it is also a vital contribution to conservation of the Earth’s resources and to medicinal research. In a word, Kew is essential." – Kew legacy supporter

Our Legacy Team are here to help. To receive a free copy of our legacy booklet, ask a question or discuss your intentions, please call +44 (0)20 8332 3249 or email legacies@kew.org.

Get in touch

If you are considering leaving a specific item, please feel free to contact us to ensure that Kew will be a suitable home.

Call: +44 (0)20 8332 3249

Email: legacies@kew.org

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. 

Please email legacies@kew.org 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.