How to Join
On your next visit: Complete a
membership form at the Admission Desk and choose to pay by cash,
Direct Debit or Credit/Debit card. NB: Your receipt will act as a
temporary membership card, allowing entry until your membership
By phone: call 0151 795 6300,
Option 4 Monday-Sunday: 10.00-4.00pm to pay
by Credit/Debit card (during busy times, please leave a
message and we will get back to you).
Get an initial 14 months for the price of 12 when you pay
by Direct Debit. Please note that this offer is available to NEW
members only, or those that have never paid their membership fees
by Direct Debit.
| Single Adult Membership
|| £28 (£25 Concession*)
| Double Adult Membership
|| £49 (£44 Concession*)
| Single Family Membership
|| £38 (one adult, up to 3 children aged 5-16 years)
| Double Family Membership
|| £59 (two adults, up to 3 children aged 5-16 years)
* Concessions are
available for: those who qualify for a State Pension;
those receiving State Benefits such as Income Support; those
eligible for a disabled persons car parking permit; employees of
the University of Liverpool.
NB: Carers of a Friend of Ness Gardens are admitted to the
Gardens free of charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
What date does the membership start from?
From the date you return your completed membership form and
How long does the membership welcome pack take to be
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 14 working days to process
depending on the time of year.
Can I come into the Gardens without my membership
You'll need to bring your valid membership card each time you
wish to visit the Gardens. If you have misplaced your card, please
contact us to arrange a replacement card as soon as possible. You
can speak to our Admissions staff, or click here to
contact us by using our enquiry form. Please note there is a
charge of £3 for a replacement card.
Can I take out a membership as a gift for somebody
Yes. You must specify that it is a gift at the time of purchase
and choose if you wish the welcome 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.
How do I set up a Direct Debit?
If you would like the membership to be renewed annually,
you can set up a Direct Debit (and get an initial 14 months for the
price of 12 if you've never been a Friend before)
when you purchase the membership. You will be required to
complete a Direct Debit Instruction along with your membership
application form. Please speak to our Admissions staff, or click here to
contact us by using our enquiry form.
How can I renew my membership?
You can renew your membership by phone, post or in person. 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 do not have to do anything as the renewal
payment will automatically debit from your bank account.
My card has been lost/stolen
here to contact us by using our enquiry form. There is a £3
charge for replacement cards.
How do I change my address or contact details?
Please click here
to contact us by using our enquiry form. You just need to tell
us your name, membership number and your new address and/or contact
What are the benefits of joining the Friends of Ness
- 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 Garden of Edinburgh and its satellite gardens*.
- Members' Events exclusive to Friends,
and discounted rates for courses.
- Days Out to other gardens on an organised
coach trip programme.
- The Gentian, the Friends'
magazine, sent to you 3 times a year, plus email
- Free Seeds from plants in the Gardens.
- 10% discount in the Cafe
* These are the only gardens where reciprocal arrangements
apply currently. Each garden has their own entry requirements
which may not match like-for-like with Ness Gardens. Before
visiting, please ensure that you visit the venue's own website for
Can't find an answer to your
Please click here
to contact us by using our enquiry form.