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Become an American Friend

The American Friends of the Garden Museum are a generous group of individuals who help to fund our collection, exhibitions and educational activities.

Who are the American Friends of the Garden Museum?

The American Friends of the Garden Museum are a generous group of individuals who help to fund our collection, exhibitions and educational activities, and raise awareness of the museums work among Americans in the U.S.

The group celebrate the unique relationship between British and American gardens, which have inspired each since John Tradescant the Younger sailed to Virginia in 1628.

Our American Friends’ donations are currently helping to fund our upcoming major exhibition dedicated to the life of the most influential florist of the 20th century, Constance Spry. You can discover more about Constance Spry and the fundraising luncheon we hosted in New York City in February 2020 at Martha Stewart’s blog, and on our website.

How do I become an American Friend?

We ask our American Friends to donate $500 (£390) per year.

You can make your payment in one of three ways.

  1. Donate by credit or debit card using the Garden Museum donation portal
  2. Donate by cheque or bank transfer by downloading the below American Friends form and return via email
  3. Donate using the Charities Aid Foundation America’s form (see below)

To hear more information about the AFGM, please contact Christina by email or by telephone on +4420 7401 8865.

American Friends Joining Form

CAF American Donation Form

As a US 501(c)(3) public charity, your gift to CAF America are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Since US donors are not able to make tax deductible gifts directly to foreign organizations, we suggest using CAF America to donate while still obtaining a tax advantage.

If you would like to become an American Friend and take advantage of 501c3 tax  download the above CAF form and return to Fundraising Manager, Christina McMahon.

Image: Rowan Blossom's installation at British Flowers Week 2019 © Rona Wheeldon