About The Kew Guild Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

The association of members of the Kew staff, past and present
Founded in 1893
Registered Charity No. 1174033

For more than a century the Kew Guild has been the thread of continuity that binds present staff and students to those that have gone before. Through membership of the Guild the strong ties of friendship and professional interest that are formed at Kew can be retained and widened.

The Journal is not only an unbroken annual record of Kew and the Guild since 1893, but is also a continuing channel of information about current courses and former staff and students across the world.

The Kew Guild Awards Scheme plays an important part by sponsoring and administering bursaries, awards and travel fellowships.

Whether at home or abroad, your whereabouts, your activities and your achievements are of enormous interest to other Kewites. By being a member you can both keep in touch and help the charitable purposes of the Guild.

The objects of the CIO :

  • The advancement of horticultural, mycological and botanical knowledge for the benefit of the public, particularly (without limitation) in connection with the work of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • The encouragement and advancement of horticultural and botanical education for the benefit of the public, in particular at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, including (without limitation) by the provision of awards, prizes and grants to schools and students.
  • To promote the improvement, preservation and sound management for the benefit of the public of places of natural beauty, gardens and lands of ecological, horticultural, mycological or botanical importance or interest.

Membership of the CIO is open to anyone who is interested in furthering its purposes, and who, by applying for membership, has indicated his, her or its agreement to become a member and acceptance of the duty of members set out in clause (9) (3) of the Kew Guild CIO Constitution.

Please click here for the updated Kew Guild CIO Constitution document as passed at the 2021 AGM and approved by the Charity Commission on 29th September 2021. The Kew Guild Constitution and Byelaws 2021

Please click here for the Kew Guild CIO Privacy Policy v.1.