Diana Athil at the lit fest

Diana Athil at the lit fest

Diana Athill at the Garden Literary Festival

Friends of the Garden Museum

The Place where thinking gardeners meet, where you can find out what’s going on and what went before 

– Tom Stuart-Smith

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

By joining as a Friend you become part of a camaraderie of kindred spirits with a passion for gardens and gardening, as well as gaining free entry to the Museum and exhibitions, and receiving our regular e-newsletter and beautiful bi-annual Journal.  In addition, our shop, which is a treasure trove of gardening goodies, gives Friends a 15% discount. 

As well as supporting the Museum, Friends benefit from:

  • Reduced rate tickets for Museum events, including the Literary Festival
  • Two issues of the Garden Museum Journal per year
  • Regular e-bulletins to keep you up to date with our news, events and future plans
  • Free unlimited entry to the Garden Museum and its temporary exhibitions
  • 15% discount on purchases in the Garden Museum shop


Membership Options

  • Friend £30
  • Friend and Guest £45*
  • Lifetime Friend £500
  • Lifetime Friend and Guest £650*

*The Friend and Guest option allows you to bring a guest to exhibitions free of charge, and to enjoy the concession ticket rate on event tickets for you and your guest.   

Become a Lifetime Friend before June 30th for just £300 and enjoy all of the benefits of a Friend membership, for life! You can also purchase a Lifetime Friend membership which includes the option to bring a guest with the same benefits for just £350 for this period only.

How do I join?

If you would like to talk to us about becoming a Friend of the Garden Museum please contact our Membership Secretary Robert Hugill by email at or by telephone on 020 7401 8865. 

Click here to download an Application Form (PDF)

Gift Membership

If you would like to give a friend or family member a gift membership to become a Friend of the Garden Museum, please let us know. The gift membership card and welcome pack can be sent directly to your chosen recipient, or can be sent to you to give in person. 

Click here to download a Gift Membership Form (PDF) 

A box of delights for those with a passion for gardening

– Garden Museum Friend. 

Leicestershire and Rutland

If you live in Leicestershire or Rutland please let us know when you join, as this means you can take part in the events programme run by the Rutland and Leicestershire Branch of the Garden Museum Friends. For further information about the group please see their website, which includes full contact details for the chairman and secretary.


The Garden Museum is a Registered Charity, No. 1088221


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