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Six great reasons to join

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Free entry to the Gardens (during advertised opening times) including after hours until dusk and over the Christmas Holidays when the Gardens are closed to the general public.

Free entry to Kew & Wakehurst Place, Oxford Botanic Gardens, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh and it's satellite gardens.

Free seeds from plants in the Gardens.

Members events exclusive to Friends, free lectures and discounted rates for courses.

Days out to other gardens on organised coach trips

The Friends magazine, The Gentian, sent to you 3 times a year


Why your membership matters

Established in 1962 to support the work of staff and volunteers, over the years the Friends have supported many significant projects in the Gardens with over £2.1 million worth of funding.

80p out of every £1 membership goes directly to support the running and maintenance of the Gardens.

20p out of every £1 membership contributes towards grants for specific projects. 

In 2012-2013, these have included funding the Making Waves garden, the awarding winning Taste of Ness show garden at RHS Tatton Flower Show, funding the Wilderness project, improvements to the terraces/pinewoods and student bursaries

Past projects supported by the Friends include the Wildflower Meadows, the award winning Ness Botanische garden and installation of the Pingo waterfall.


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