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Why Kew needs your help

Kew couldn’t deliver its important scientific work or maintain its beautiful World Heritage Site without our many generous donors, supporters and members. Plant science is the key to understanding all life on our planet and Kew holds the world’s greatest concentration of knowledge about plants. We work globally to reduce the extent and impact of climate change, to rescue species and habitats from destruction - vital work for which we urgently need your help.

By becoming a Friend of Kew, you not only have free entry to Kew and Wakehurst Place, but your membership helps maintain the magnificent trees, the many thousands of plant species, and the structures and building you see in the gardens.

Everyone can do something to help Kew to deliver its mission to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life. Become a Friend of Kew, adopt a seed, make a regular donation by Direct Debit, or give a one-off gift by credit or debit card.

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Expedition to remote coastal areas

Join Kew experts on an expedition to Central America

10 Nov 2011
Discover the remotest corners of Central America and the Caribbean with Kew scientists on a small expedition ship. An amazing discovery and adventure opportunity for members and Friends of Kew.

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Kew Patrons take tour of the Conservation Biotechnology Laboratory

15 Sep 2011
Kew Patrons go behind the scenes for an exclusive tour of Kew’s innovative conservation laboratory and get a glimpse of some of the world’s most endangered plants.

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'I try to come once a month and find there is always something new to see as the seasons change. My favourite seasons are spring as nature bursts into life and the glorious colours of autumn. However winter is also a time to enjoy, especially the proud structure of leafless trees.'

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'Kew is such a special place to me and feels almost like it is ‘my garden’. The change of the seasons, the developments and projects, the galleries, the peace. It gives me hope and it makes me feel that the future of our planet is in good hands.'

Kew Member

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