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Become a Friend of Kew

Our members are at the forefront of supporting our vital science and conservation work, enjoying unlimited visits to Kew as well as a variety of membership benefits.

Membership benefits

  • Unlimited entry to Kew Gardens and to Wakehurst, our wild botanic garden in Sussex.
  • 10% off products in Kew’s shops and venue hire*
  • 5% off selected talks and courses
  • Priority booking and discounts for a range of popular ticketed events
  • Exclusive behind the scenes events
  • Kew Magazine sent to you regularly throughout the year. 

Choose your Friends of Kew membership

Individual Friend

Entry for you plus one family guest to Kew Gardens or Wakehurst.

Reading among tulips

Joint Friend

Entry for two adults from the same family living at the same address, plus one family guest each to Kew Gardens or Wakehurst.

In the Gardens

Individual Family Friend

Entry for one member plus one family guest and up to four children (aged 4 to 16) to Kew Gardens or Wakehurst.


Enjoying the Gardens

Joint Family Friend

Entry for both named members, plus one family guest each and up to four children (aged 4-16) on every visit to Kew Gardens or Wakehurst.

Shopping at Kew

Exclusive events

As a member, you will get access to a range of exclusive events, talks and behind-the-scenes opportunites to find out more about the incredible scientific work we do. 

See what's on for Friends of Kew

Wild banana (Musa iterans) may have the genes to protect our banana crop from pests and diseases

Any questions about Friends of Kew membership? 

If you have any questions about membership you may find the answer in our Friends of Kew FAQs. If not please contact our Friends of Kew team:

Call 020 8332 3200 9.30am–5pm, Monday to Friday
Or email us at friends@kew.org

* venue hire discount applies Monday to Thursday, please email venues@kew.org for full terms and conditions

Looking for Wakehurst Membership?

Enjoy unlimited entry to Wakehurst and the Millennium Seed Bank all year as a Friend of Wakehurst. Annual membership costs less than 50p a week and entitles you to unlimited free entry to Wakehurst and other benefits. For more information about Friends of Wakehurst