Six great reasons to join
Free entry to the Gardens (during advertised
opening times) including after hours until dusk (March -
October only) and over the Christmas Holidays when the
Gardens are closed to the general public. The Gardens are closed to
all on Tuesdays.
Free entry to Kew & Wakehurst Place, Oxford
Botanic Gardens, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and the Royal
Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh and its 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 an organised
coach trip programme.
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.
80p out of every £1 of your membership fee goes directly to support the running and
maintenance of the Gardens.
20p out of every £1 of your membership
fee contributes towards grants for specific
Projects supported by the Friends have
included: Wildflower Meadows; the award winning Ness
Botanische garden; installation of the Pingo waterfall; the
Making Waves garden; the awarding winning Taste of Ness show garden
at RHS Tatton Flower Show - and more recently, the Wilder-Ness
project; the Learning Programme; improvements to the terraces and
pinewoods; as well as student bursaries.