In memory

If you have happy memories of times spent at Kew Gardens or Wakehurst, a commemorative gift could be a meaningful way to celebrate a life and remember a loved one.

  • Temple of Bellona, Kew

    Scattering ashes

    A personal and discreet service can be provided for families wanting to scatter the ashes of a loved one. We suggest a donation of £500 for all ash scatterings. 

  • A bench at Kew Gardens

    Commemorative benches

    Display a plaque with your personal dedication for a 10-year period. Bench sponsorship starts at £5,000.

  • View of the Alpine House from the Grass Garden

    Funeral collection

    Funeral directors can arrange a collection, or you can send donations directly to us. For ease of collection, we can supply Kew-branded envelopes at your request.

  • A close up of a leaf in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

    Tribute funds

    A tribute fund in memory of a loved one is a special way to honour and celebrate their life. We can help you create your own unique and lasting tribute website. 

    Set up a tribute fund on MuchLoved

    Set up a tribute fund on JustGiving

  • Kew in autumn

    Sponsor a tree

    In recognition of your sponsorship, you’ll receive a certificate and mounted photograph. We ask for a minimum donation of £5,000 to sponsor a tree.

  • Botanical illustration

    Sponsor a botanical illustration

    You’ll be invited to a tour of the collection and you’ll receive a certificate. A donation of £500 will allow us to conserve one of these pieces for future generations.

  • Trees in Redwood Grove

    Sponsor a woodland

    You’ll get a certificate and a mounted photograph. We ask for a donation of £1,000.

  • A scientist in the Millennium Seed Bank vault

    Save a species

    We have species from all over the world available for sponsorship at £1,000 or £2,000. For every species saved, you will receive a beautiful image of your species and an invitation to a tour of the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst.

  • Reading room display at Kew Gardens

    Sponsor a book

    You’ll be able to view the book and bookplate in our library. We ask for a donation of £250 to sponsor a book in Kew’s Library.

Get in touch

Download the enquiry form or email us for any further information about any of the opportunities to commemorate a loved one.

Download the enquiry form


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