Become a Patron

At least 31,000 of the worlds discovered plants have a documented use, making their conservation vitally important. You can help keep Kew at the forefront of plant and fungi science and conservation by joining Kew as a Patron today.

Our gardens at Kew and Wakehurst are the visible, tangible evidence of our work, with their spectacular and globally diverse living collections. However, much of Kew's innovative scientific and conservation work takes place in laboratories, the Herbarium and other restricted areas. As a Patron of Kew, you will get the opportunity to go behind the scenes, and witness the vital work that you are supporting. 

Your chance to become part of the Kew story

Patrons are central to the Kew Gardens community, enjoying a close and fulfilling association with our scientists, horticulturists and other experts. Gain unrivalled access to much of Kew whilst learning more about the work that we do.

It is thanks to the generosity of our Patrons that Kew is able to bring plants back from the brink of extinction, preserve our botanical art collections, and upkeep and restore our iconic landscapes.

Join like-minded people who share Kew’s vision and play your part in safeguarding the future.

We are delighted to share our most recent material for our Patron programme: 

Download our Patrons brochure
Download our Patrons joining form 
Download our Patrons calendar  



If you have any questions about the programme please contact the Patrons Office by calling us on +44 (0)20 8332 3246 or by emailing at