Family membership gives unlimited admission to Bedgebury for a year for one of two specified family cars  (see terms below). This gives the occupants of the car access to all the facilities at Bedgebury - including the Pinetum, the cycle trails and the children's play area.

In addition, the principal member (only) gets FREE entry to Kew Gardens**, Wakehurst Place* **, Westonbirt ArboretumThe Living Rainforest, Birmingham Botanic GardensRoyal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, and The Yorkshire Arboretum. Other family members can also enjoy these admission benefits for an additional £15 each.

* Car parking charges may apply. 

** From 1st June 2019, free admission will only apply for the lead member when accompanied by a paying visitor.


The full benefits of being a member are listed below:

  • Unlimited annual admission to Bedgebury for your family in one of two specified cars. Only one car may come to site at a time and both cars must be registered at the same address. The car and its occupants will have access to all the facilities at Bedgebury - including the Pinetum, the cycle trails and the children's play area.
  • Free entry to a range of botanical gardens for the principal member.
  • Free Friends Magazine published regularly.

By joining the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum, you are not only accessing these benefits but helping to conserve and improve one of the world’s leading tree collections.

Gift Membership is also available. Click here to buy family membership as a gift for a friend or relative.

What does it cost?

For all of the above benefits, family membership costs just £72. You can add up to 3 other people to your the reciprocal element of family membership, allowing them to visit participating reciprocal gardens with the principal member, for £15 per additional member.

How to join or renew

On site:  You can join or renew in person when you next visit Bedgebury, it takes about 2 minutes. We accept cash, cheques and credit/debit cards (except American Express). CAF cheques are also accepted for the subscription value plus 25% (to include the Gift Aid enhancement).

Online:  You can join or renew online; click here to start this quick and easy process.