Friends celebrate at their 30th anniversary drinks partyFriends celebrate at their 30th anniversary drinks party

Friends of CUBG

The aims of the Friends of Cambridge University Botanic Garden, which celebrated 30 years in 2012, are to support and champion the Garden and its work.

Keep up-to-date with news from the Garden and the varied Friends' events through these webpages and also through the triannual Friends' News. You can also choose to sign up to receive a regular e-news bulletin that includes details on the plants and landscapes at their best, just let us know at
As a Friend, there will be no further admission charges (unless you forget to bring your membership card with you!), although an additional charge may be made on special events days such as Apple Day. We hope this will encourage you to come often through the year to discover how the Garden changes from season to season.

Single annual membership is £38 and Joint annual membership for two people living at the same address is £65.

Each member, Single or Joint, must present their Friends membership card at the ticket office on arrival. Without a valid Friends card you will be charged the normal admission fee.

You can join the Friends in any of these ways:

- use the links to the left to join online

- download, complete and return the Application Form using the download buttons on the left

- complete an Application Form at either ticket office (up to 30 mins before closing time) and join "on the spot" - you will be issued with an interim receipt for presentation at the ticket offices for admission while waiting for your membership card.

If you are a UK tax payer, please consider Gift aiding your membership by completing the Gift aid section of the form: for administrative reasons, this section needs completing each time, even if renewing, please.

Please allow maximum 4 weeks for processing of Application Forms for both new and renewal membership.

If choosing to pay by Direct Debit, this will be effective from the second year of membership; the current year must be paid by cash/cheque/credit/debit card at the time of joining.

Membership of the Friends also makes the perfect present for birthdays, those new to the area, new parents and for all special celebrations. Please apply online using the links to the left, or download the special gift membership form from the link left.

We also encourage corporate partnerships and run a Corporate Friends' scheme. Please follow the link above left for more.

If you have any further queries, please contact or 01223 336271.