Eight great reasons to join
Free Entry to the Gardens during public opening
times, until dusk (March-October only) and on selected days during
the Christmas holidays.
Free Entry to Kew & Wakehurst Place, Oxford
Botanic Gardens, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and the Royal
Botanic Garden Edinburgh and its satellite gardens.
Members' Events exclusive to Friends,
free lectures and discounted rates for courses.
Days Out to other gardens on an organised
coach trip programme.
magazine sent to you 3 times a year, plus
Free Seeds from plants in the Gardens.
10% discount in the Cafe
Support the staff and
volunteers of the Garden through your membership
fee (see below)
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 WilderNess project; the Learning
Programme; improvements to the terraces and pinewoods; as well as