Keep up to date with news from the Garden and Friends’ events through these pages and also through the tri-annual Friends’ Newsletter. 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 via email.
Friends enjoy free entry to the Garden – 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.To join the Friends or buy a Gift Membership, please see below.
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. Further rules of admission can be found here.
If you’re a UK taxpayer, 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 allow a maximum of 4 weeks for processing of application forms for both new and renewal membership. It is also possible to complete an application form at either ticket office (up to 30 minutes before closing time) and join on the spot – you will be issued with an interim receipt to use for admission while waiting for your membership card.
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 or debit card at the time of joining.
If you have any further queries, please contact us by email or call 01223 336271.