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Become a Friend of Wakehurst

Enjoy unlimited entry to Wakehurst and the Millennium Seed Bank all year round as a Friend of Wakehurst. Special offer for Friends of Wakehurst and National Trust Members: enjoy a morning hot drink in the Stables Restaurant for the special price of £1.


Annual membership costs less than 50p a week and entitles you to unlimited free entry to Wakehurst and other benefits including:

  • 10% off your purchases in the Visitor Centre shop and Plant centre (some exclusions apply)
  • Kew Magazine in digital format, three times a year
  • One free entry to Kew Gardens
  • Exclusive member events and priority booking on selected events
  • Regular e-newsletters with updates and special offers
  • Free car parking at Wakehurst on each visit

When you join as a Friend, you also provide invaluable support towards the work of Kew at Wakehurst. Your contribution helps us to maintain the magnificent botanic gardens for future generations to enjoy.

Special offer for Friends of Wakehurst and National Trust Members
On weekdays between 8 January and 28 February 2018, from 10am to 11.30am, enjoy a tea or filtered coffee in the Stables restaurant for the special price of £1.

How to join

To join us call 01444 894067 or start enjoying the benefits straight away by visiting us and joining at the Visitor Centre.

Membership fee:

By Direct Debit: £25 (save £5)
By cash or card: £30

Making the most of your membership

To download your free digital edition of Kew Magazine you should access the Exact Editions website by using your membership number (found on your membership card) as your subscription number.

Alternatively you can download the ‘Kew Magazine' app from iTunes/Newsstand or the ‘Exactly' app from Playstore on your tablet or phone to log in.

Gift membership

Share the beauty of Wakehurst with the gift of unlimited visits year round. The perfect present for anyone wanting to explore the stunning gardens and magnificent woodlands, or marvel at the Millennium Seed Bank. They can also enjoy a range of family events all year long. Gift vouchers are available at £30 from the Visitor Centre, or call us on 01444 894067. 

Contact us

For Friends of Wakehurst membership enquiries call 01444 894067 or email us at