Become an affiliate member

As an affiliate member of the Guild you belong to a network of horticulturists, botanists and mycologists with a wide range of professional experience, offering mentoring, advice and support.

A worldwide network of current and former Kew staff and students

Please note:

  • All membership applications are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.
  • Affiliate members receive their first year free of charge. From thereon Guild membership is offered at Full or Student rate depending upon your circumstances.
  • Subscriptions are due on 1 January each year and must be renewed by 1 April, otherwise membership will lapse. However, new members who join between 1 September – 31 December will receive membership until 31 December the following year.
  • If a member resigns during a year there is no refund of any part of the subscription for that year.


If you would prefer to send a physical application, you can download the application form here.

Should you need to update your member information, please fill out this form.