Community Access Scheme at Wakehurst

About the scheme

The Community Access Scheme (CAS) at Wakehurst is a group annual membership for organisations that provide services directly to people who face physical, sensory, psychological, or social barriers to visiting Wakehurst independently.

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

Please note that being a member does not entitle you to free entry to any ticketed events, such as Glow Wild, nor does it guarantee the availability of tickets to any such events. 


  • 60 free admissions per membership for £36 (including VAT)
  • Free parking at Wakehurst

You can purchase as many memberships for your organisation as you need. Visits must be used within 3 years of purchase.

Who is eligible?

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

  • older people
  • people aged 17 – 25 (under 17’s are free)
  • 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 Wakehurst.

And your organisation must be based within the UK.

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

Contact us

If you have any queries about a new or existing CAS membership, please email and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Renew or apply for the Community Access Scheme (CAS) at Wakehurst

Is this a new application or a renewal?

Tell us about your organisation

Organisation status

Please provide your charity registration number

Register of charities (link opens in a new tab)

About 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 Wakehurst without their parent/guardian?
Will your group bring young people or children under the age of 18 to Wakehurst 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. 

Please take time to read our safeguarding policy.

Your contact details

Key contact

Finance contact

If different from key contact

How did you hear about this scheme?

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

Privacy notice

RBG Kew* will use your information for the purposes of processing your application, dealing with queries and keeping you informed about the Community Access 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. We will use your data to fulfil an agreement with you and for legitimate interest purposes.

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 Access 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.