Benefits and Support

Benefits and Support

The Friends provide vital support to the Garden and Arboretum and also offer a wide range of benefits and opportunities.

All Friends enjoy

Free entry to the Garden and Arboretum

Free entry to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Wakehurst Place

Free entry to Birmingham Botanical Gardens

A newsletter published three times a year

A programme of exclusive garden visits, tours and special events

Priority booking for the Garden’s Public Education Programme

Monthly coffee mornings and tours led by members of the Garden staff

Annual seed collection


The Bobarts Group

This level of membership is an opportunity to provide extra support to the Garden. Extra benefits include small group visits to gardens and collections.

Friends Support has included

• Permanent endowment of an education officer post

• An all weather path around the Arboretum

• Conversion of the Arboretum lodge into a reception and education centre.

• A tractor and trailer

• Urns and seats around the Garden fountain pool

• Coppice planting and landscaping around the Arboretum lodge


Jane Jacobs

Gardener at Myself
I'm a passionate gardener, who loves the yearly Chelsea Flower Show and Gardeners World! I also enjoy my own garden experiments regularly in my spare time.

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