Community Membership Scheme

About the scheme

This is an annual membership scheme for groups, to provide access to Kew Gardens for people facing physical, sensory, psychological or social barriers to visiting the Gardens independently.

The scheme is for your service users and their accompanying carers or support workers. 

Levels of membership

  • Up to 60* free admissions per year for £36 (including VAT)
  • Up to 120 free admissions per year for £72 (including VAT)

*You can top up from 60 to 120 visits during the year if you find you’d like more. 

Membership year

The membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March and applications can be made at any time. The visit quota can be used at any time within the membership year and therefore the membership fee does not reduce if you join later in the membership year.

Who is eligible?

Organisations that support people who face barriers to visiting the Gardens independently e.g.:

  • older people
  • people with learning or physical disabilities
  • people experiencing mental health issues
  • people living with dementia
  • excluded, vulnerable or isolated members of society

Your organisation must also be one of the following:

  • a registered charity or
  • a community interest company (CIC) or
  • a community benefit society or
  • an organisation that provides services directly to people who face physical, sensory, psychological or social barriers to visiting Kew Gardens.

And your organisation must be based within the M25.

For full terms and conditions including usage and exclusions (link opens in a new tab)

Apply or renew now

Is this a new application or a renewal?
Which membership level?

About your organisation

Is your organisation is based within the M25?

Unfortunately your organisation is not eligible to join scheme, we offer other access opportunities for visitors and community groups with additional needs. 

Type of organisation

Register of charities (link opens in a new tab)


About your service users

What gender are your service users?
What age are your service users?
Is your group primarily designed to support young people or children under the age of 18?
Does your group include young people or children under the age of 18?
Will your group bring young people or children under the age of 18 to Kew without their parent/guardian?
Will your group bring young people or children under the age of 18 to Kew with their parent/guardian?

Please note, if you answer yes to any of the questions above you will be required to agree to our safeguarding and supervision terms and conditions for community group leaders. 

Your contact details

if different from key contact

How did you hear about the scheme?

I have read and accept the terms and conditions, including usage and exclusions (link opens in a new tab).

Data protection

Kew* will use your information for the purposes of processing your application, dealing with queries and keeping you informed about the Community Membership Scheme and its benefits. This will include sending you details of community and Early Years events, family days, and activities and events that may be taking place within the Gardens and which you can enjoy as part of your membership. In addition, we may also send marketing information about learning and community events and activities. 

You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us at any time by emailing  As long as you remain in your role as a Community Membership Scheme contact, we will continue to use your details for the purposes of managing your organisation's membership.

Please take time to read our Privacy Policy which explains what data we collect and why, how we use it and other information relevant to the privacy of your data.
*Kew is the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.