Friends membership renewal

We hope very much that you would like to renew your membership of the Friends, and continue to support Britain's oldest botanic garden, founded in 1621; help conserve rare and threatened trees at Harcourt Arboretum, created in 1830 and spanning 130 acres of woodland walks, wildflower meadows and ponds; and support education, training and vital research into plants and the environment for future generations.

Friends receive

  • Free entry to the Garden and Arboretum
  • A 10% discount in our shops
  • Coffee mornings and tours led by members of staff
  • An invitation to events such as May Morning, the Friends' summer party and behind-the-scenes visits to other gardens
  • Free entry to a number of botanic gardens in the UK with whom we have a reciprocal arrangement
  • A regular newsletter and e-bulletin

If you wish to support the Friends at a higher level, you can join the Bobarts or Danby Patrons' groups. The Bobarts Patrons' Group provides additional financial support to the Garden and Arboretum; in return, members enjoy all the Friends' benefits, plus additional exclusive visits to private gardens and to collections of botanical art and herbaria. The Danby Patrons' Group is a unique joint venture between the Friends and the Oxford University Department of Biology, supporting the University Herbaria. Members enjoy special events and overseas tours as well as being Friends of OBGA and members of the Bobarts Patrons' Group.

Ways to pay

To renew your membership by credit or debit card: select single or joint membership below and select a Payment method of credit card.

To renew your membership with a new direct debit instruction: tick the 'Make this an annual gift' box. In order to benefit from the free three months in your first year of paying by direct debit, select a first payment date three months from today (on 28th of the month). Select direct debit as a Payment method (at the bottom) in order to complete the form.

If you wish to renew Bobarts or Danby membership by card, or would like to upgrade to Bobarts, Danby or Life membership, please contact the Friends' Administrator.

If you pay by direct debit, you receive 15 months' membership for the price of 12 in the first year.