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Become a Friend

Become a Friend of the Garden Museum and help support Britain’s only Museum dedicated to the history, art and design of gardens.

Membership of our Friends’ scheme opens the door to our exciting programme of temporary exhibitions, bespoke garden visits and reduced ticket prices at our talks and lectures.

Friend membership includes

  • Free unlimited entry to the Garden Museum and all temporary exhibitions
  • Priority booking for our popular Garden Visits
  • Discounted tickets for Garden Museum talks, events and Garden Visits
  • A complimentary copy of the regular Garden Museum Journal upon publication
  • 15% discount on purchases in the Garden Museum shop
  • Regular e-bulletins to keep you up to date with our news, events and future plans


Adding a Guest

Adding a guest to your membership allows you and a guest to enjoy free entry to the Museum and discounted event tickets including Garden Visits.

Couple Membership

The Couple option provides individual membership cards for two people at one address, with both people able to enjoy all the benefits of the Friend membership (though only one copy of the journal is posted to the address).

Gift Membership

To buy a gift membership choose the membership type below and follow the instructions, ensuring you tick the “Gift” option. This can either be sent to you or to the person the membership is for. If you would like to speak to someone about your gift purchase, please email Christina McMahon, Fundraising Manager, christina@gardenmuseum.org.uk.

Direct Debit 

Receive a discount on membership when you pay by Direct Debit:

  • Friend £36 (usually £40)
  • Friend + Guest £50 (usually £55)
  • Couple £54 (usually £60)

To pay by Direct Debit please call the Garden Museum on 0207 401 8865, or download and return the form below.

How do I become a Friend?

Choose one of the below options to purchase your chosen Friend membership.

If you would rather pay by cheque, please download the joining form below and send the completed form and your cheque to the Museum, marked for the attention of Robert Hugill.

Annual Membership – Friend

£40.00

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Annual Membership – Friend and Guest

£55.00

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Couples Membership

£60.00

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Lifetime Friend

£500.00

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Lifetime Friend & Guest

£650.00

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Pay by cheque

Leicestershire and Rutland

Friends of the Garden Museum who live in Leicestershire or Rutland can take part in the events programme run by our Rutland and Leicestershire Friends Branch. If you would like to join or renew your membership of the branch please write a note in the comments box as you check out.

For further information about the group please see their website.

Patron Membership

The Patrons of the Garden Museum are a group of supporters who give £500 per year to fund the collection.

Find out more about our Patrons scheme.