Become a Member of the Botanics

To many members, our four Gardens across Scotland are the much loved places where they met their partners, where their children learned to walk or are simply where they escape for peace and quiet in beautiful green surroundings.

To other members, the Gardens are a place of learning, scientific development and conservation work. In over 40 countries, RBGE plays a key role in the discovery, documentation and protection of the plants on which we all depend.

Our members make a vital contribution to each of our four Gardens and their support means that our staff can continue their work here in Scotland and across the globe.

Whatever the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh means to you, join us as a member to help the Garden grow and receive exclusive benefits.

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Individual:            £29 per annum (£24 Direct Debit**)

Family/Couple:     £41 per annum* (£34 Direct Debit**)

Concession:         £23/£33 per annum+


Individual:            £175 per annum

Family/Couple:     £250 per annum*

Life Member

Individual:            £450

Family/Couple:     £675*


Individual:           suggested annual donation £500

Family/Couple:     suggested annual donation £600*

If you are interested in becoming a Patron, the Regius Keeper will be pleased to hear from you. You can write to him at RBGE, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR, contact his office on 0131 248 2826 or email

Gift Aid and VAT information for Patrons: For Gift Aid your entire payment represents a donationwithout encumberance for the general purposes of RBGE. However different regulations apply for VAT and your contribution includes a donation (£543) and a payment for Patron benefits (£57).

* Family membership includes two adults and any children under 18 living at the same address

+ Concession rates apply to senior citizens (60 years and over), students (full time), disabled people or those receiving benefit

** Please consider paying by Direct Debit to help us make the most of your support, and receive your first two months free. The offer is open to new members and to existing members who choose to change their payment method to Direct Debit. Discount will be applied to the first year paid by Direct Debit and does not apply to the concessionary rate.

You can set up your Direct Debit by downloading the paper form on this webpage and posting it to us at:

Membership Office, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

Alternatively you can call the Membership Office on 0131 552 5339 and request a Direct Debit form to be sent to your home address.

Membership Office: +44 (0)131 552 5339


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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)