Leave a gift in your Will

Leaving just a small percentage of your estate as a gift to Kew Gardens or Wakehurst can make all the difference.

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Protect the natural world for generations to come

At the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, we’re dedicated to harnessing the power of plants to end the extinction crisis and secure a future for all life on Earth.

By leaving just a small percentage of your estate as a gift in your Will, you’re helping to sustain the gardens for future generations, as well as making a distinctive and substantial contribution to a greener, more sustainable planet.

As a charity, we rely on this critical support, not only to sustain the gardens but to protect global plant and fungal biodiversity for the benefit of our planet and humanity.

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Contact us

To find out more about leaving a gift in your Will, contact us at legacies@kew.org or on 020 8332 3249.

Free Will writing service

We now offer a free Will writing service provided through our partner Octopus Legacy. 

This is a completely free offer and you are under no obligation to leave a gift to Kew in the Will you create.

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The difference you will make

Our experts have been at the forefront of cataloguing, protecting and researching plant and fungal life for centuries.

Today, we have over 400 partnerships across over 180 countries, and we continue to conduct leading scientific research and conservation work.

We’re uncovering the solutions plants and fungi offer to humanity’s most critical challenges, from cleaning the air we breathe to providing the food we eat.

In doing so, we are tackling the impacts of climate change, food insecurity and biodiversity loss, protecting untold lives and livelihoods and using our trusted voice to shape policy and practice worldwide.

Together, we will end the extinction crisis and help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably.

But we simply cannot continue this essential work without our supporters.

How to leave a gift in your Will

Gifts, including legacy gifts, to a charity are inheritance tax free, and if you leave more than 10% to a charity like Kew you can reduce the amount of tax you pay on your remaining taxable estate.

If you would like to include Kew in your Will, you can create or update your Will with any practicing solicitor.

If you need to update your current Will, we suggest you contact your solicitor to ensure that the changes you make are legally-binding.

When you are ready to make or update your Will and would like to leave a gift to Kew, here is the essential information you will need for your solicitor:

Name: Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Address: Richmond, TW9 3AB

Charity Number: 803428


All gifts make a difference 

No matter how large or little, leaving a legacy gift to Kew in your Will can help secure the future of our planet and will provide lasting benefits for future generations.

You don’t need to have a certain amount to be able to leave a legacy.

Personalising your gift

We are here to help you consider the gift that might be best for you.

If you wish to support a specific area of Kew’s work, we will be happy to work with you to find wording that ensures your gift will have the impact you intend.

If you are considering leaving a specific item, we can help you to ensure that Kew will be a suitable home.

Contact us on legacies@kew.org or 020 8332 3249.

Our promises to you

  • We understand that your family and friends will always come first.
  • We understand that this is your decision alone, and will never pressure you to make it.
  • We will always respect your privacy, never sell your personal information, share your intentions or ask about the size or type of your gift if you choose to support us in this way.
  • We will keep you as up to date and informed as you like and offer you opportunities to come and see us.
  • We will ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. This will go towards Kew achieving its mission to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding about why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
  • We will always be here to help answer your questions honestly and openly.

Thank you

Legacies are vital to the future of Kew and your support is truly valued.

If you decide to leave a gift in your Will, we would love to know as it helps us plan for the future.

We can also acknowledge your kindness and keep you up to date with our activities through events and newsletters.

You can contact the team at legacies@kew.org or on 020 8332 3249.

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