Support our work

There are many ways to support the Botanic Garden.

Take a course

You could enrol on one of our many courses. Whether it's horticulture, garden design, bee keeping or even willow weaving we most likely have the course for you. 

Join the Friends

You can become a member with our Friends of the Botanic Garden scheme which benefits both yourself and the garden. Membership gives you free access to the garden for a year, ten packets of seed from our seed list, a programme of fascinating lectures throughout the year, and four newsletters giving information about activities in the garden.


There are many volunteers at the Botanic Garden who assist with horticulture, administration, guiding, welcoming visitors at the entrance lodge or helping out at events.

The Botanic Garden relies on the inspirational support of Friends and volunteers, select from the links above to find out how you can help.