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How to Join

On your next visit: simply fill in a membership form at the Admission Desk and pay by direct debit or credit/debit card. Your receipt will act as a temporary membership card, allowing entry until your membership pack arrives.

By phone: call 0845 0304063 option 3 Mon-Sun: 10.00-4.00pm and pay by credit/debit card.

 

Membership Rates

Get an initial 14 months for the price of 12 (plus the rest of the month in which you join) when you pay by Direct Debit.

Individual Membership £25 (£22 Concession*)
Joint Membership £45 (£39 Concession*)
Single Family Membership £35 (one adult, up to 3 children aged 5 - 18 years)
Double Family Membership £55 (two adults, up to 3 children aged 5 - 18 years)

* Concession rates apply to those who are 60 years old and over, the registered disabled, those receiving benefits or staff of the University of Liverpool.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What date does the membership start from?

How long does the membership welcome pack take to be delivered?

Can I come into the Gardens without my membership card?

Can I take out a membership as a gift for somebody else?

How do I set up a recurring gift?

How can I renew my membership?

My card has been lost/stolen

How do I change my address?

What are the benefits of joining the Friends of Ness gardens?

I can't find an answer to my question?

 

What date does the membership start from?

From the date you return your completed membership form and payment.

How long does the membership welcome pack take to be delivered?

If you join at the Admissions desk, you will receive your welcome pack straight away.  Otherwise it will be posted out to you and this may take up to 7 working days to process depending on the time of year.

Can I come into the Gardens without my membership card?

You'll need to bring your valid membership card each time you wish to visit the Gardens. If you have misplaced your card, please call us to arrange a replacement card as soon as possible.

Can I take out a membership as a gift for somebody else?

Yes. You must specify that it is a gift at the time of purchase and choose if you wish the gift pack to be sent to yourself, or direct to the gift recipient. If you choose for the pack to be sent to the gift recipient, we can include a personal message from you. Please allow five working days for delivery (14 days for deliveries outside the UK).

How do I set up a recurring gift?

If you would like the gift to be renewed annually, you can set up a Direct Debit (and get an initial 14 months for the price of 12) when you purchase the gift.  The annual renewal notice will be sent to you not the gift recipient.

How can I renew my membership?

You can renew your membership by phone or post. You don't need to do anything until you receive your renewal notice which will include your renewal date and the cost of your next year's membership. Your renewal letter will arrive approximately 4 weeks prior to your renewal date. If you have set up a direct debit then you will have to do nothing.

My card has been lost/stolen

Call us on 0845 0304063 Option 3 Mon-Sun: 10.00-4.00pm. We can arrange for a replacement card to be sent out to you so that you can continue to enjoy fast and easy access to the Gardens.

How do I change my address?

Email us on friendsofnessgardens@liverpool.ac.uk with your name, membership number and your new address. If you can't email us you can call us on 0845 0304063 Option 3 Mon-Sun: 10.00-4.00pm.

What are the benefits of joining the Friends of Ness gardens?

  • 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.
  • Discounted rates for talks, courses, guided walks & events.
  • Days out to other gardens on organised coach trips
  • The Friends' magazine, The Gentian, sent to you 3 times a year

I can't find an answer to my question?

Email us: friendsofnessgardens@liverpool.ac.uk and we will be happy to answer your questions. If you can't email us you can call us on 0845 0304063 Option 3 Mon-Sun: 10.00-4.30pm.