All RBGE Members enjoy the following benefits:
- Free admission to RBGE Edinburgh Glasshouses
- Free admission to RBGE Gardens at Benmore in Argyll, Dawyck in the Borders and Logan in Dumfries and Galloway
- Free or discounted admission to other UK and overseas gardens - see Reciprocal Gardens list
- Botanics magazine delivered three times per year by email or post
- 10% discount in RBGE shops and cafes, including the Gateway Restaurant
- 10% discount and advance booking on RBGE short courses
- Regular email newsletters to keep you updated on all things happening at RBGE
- Members-only events, and special discounts or priority booking for certain other events, including Christmas at the Botanics
Companion Members receive all of the above benefits plus:
- Two guest passes with every Companion card, valid for a year's free admission to RBGE Edinburgh Glasshouses and Benmore, Dawyck and Logan Botanic Gardens
Information on this page is correct as of 13 May 2019. RBGE reserves the right to change the membership benefits at any time and without prior notice. For more details see the Membership Terms and Conditions.
RBGE Members enjoy unlimited free or discounted visits to the following Botanic Gardens:
- Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest*
- National Botanic Garden of Wales
- Ness Botanic Garden
- Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Wakehurst*
- University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum
- Westonbirt Arboretum*
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- New York Botanical Garden**
- Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the Domain, Mount Annan and Mount Tomah
- University of British Columbia Botanical Garden
RBGE Members can gain free entry to these Gardens by showing their valid membership card on entry. Please note that other benefits (such as free car parking, special events, early admission, or cafe/shop discounts) do not apply to RBGE Members. We advise you to check ahead with each garden prior to your visit to ensure there are no restrictions in place due to special events.
* Admission fees for children of RBGE Members apply at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Wakehurst and Westonbirt Arboretum. From 1 June 2019 admission to Kew and Wakehurst will change to a two-for-one discount on the full adult entry fee and admission to Bedgebury will change to 50% on vehicle admission (which includes admission for all those in the vehicle).
** RBGE Members are entitled to free grounds-only access to the New York Botanical Garden. All-Garden passes and special events will be charged at the full rate.
Contact the Membership Office
For further details about our Membership Programme or to join by phone please call us on +44 (0)131 552 5339 or get in touch by using the enquiry form.Get in Touch