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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.

Friends of Kew Membership

Individual Friend

One adult plus one family guest

£72 - Save £10 when you pay by Direct Debit

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Joint Friend

Two adults from the same family living at the same address, plus one family guest each

£100 - Save £10 when you pay by Direct Debit


In the Gardens

Family Friend

One or two named adults, up to four children aged 4 to 16 years old, plus one or two family guests

£79 / £109  - Save £10 when you pay by Direct Debit

Enjoying the Gardens

Gift Membership Pack

Our Friends of Kew gift pack includes an attractive sealed booklet containing a unique activation code, details of Kew’s attractions, plus information for visits. Available for all membership types in store and online. 

Buy a Friends of Kew membership gift pack 

Gift Membership e-voucher

Friends of Kew discount

Friends of Kew can enjoy 10% off products in Kew's shops. Discover our range of books, homeware, gardening and jewellery.

Visit Kew's online shop

Shopping at Kew

Got a question about Friends of Kew membership? 

Read our Friends of Kew FAQs, or contact our Friends of Kew team by calling 020 8332 3200 from 9:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, or email us at

As a Friend of Kew, you have exclusive access to a variety of member benefits including:

  • Free entry to Kew Gardens and our country estate, Wakehurst
  • 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 three times a year and free access to digital editions*
  • Free entry to selected partner gardens across the UK 

Kew Magazine - Digital Edition

*Friends of Kew receive free access to digital editions of the Kew Magazine, with over 30 searchable back issues of the magazine to enjoy.

To download your digital copy of the Kew Magazine for the first time, you will need to register first. To register, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Visit the Exact Editions website
  • Enter your membership number as your subscription reference
  • Enter your email address, set up a password and download your chosen issue.

If you have already registered, simply choose the edition of the Kew Magazine that you wish to read by searching here, and log in when prompted.

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. Visit the Friends of Wakehurst page to learn more.

**Venue hire discount applies Monday to Thursday only - for full terms and conditions please email