We're delighted that you are interested in joining the Friends or wish to renew
Membership of our group has lots of benefits and your membership donation will help us to support this wonderful historic landscape and keep it as a place of peace and pleasure for future generations.
Joining/renewing instructions are at the bottom of this page.
NB. Please note that it is no longer possible to take out a new membership or renew an existing membership at the Shuttleworth Visitor Centre. We regret any inconvenience this causes.
Before proceeding, please read our membership leaflet:
How to Join or Renew your Membership
HOW DO YOU WANT TO PAY?
If you want to set up a Standing Order, or if you want to send us a cheque:
Please download a copy of the membership leaflet here, print it off, fill it out and then post it to us.
Full instructions are on the form.
If you want to pay by bank transfer:
Please download a copy of the membership leaflet here. Full instructions for paying by bank transfer are on the form. Please remember to send us an email letting us know you have paid.
If you want to pay online by Debit Card, Credit Card or Paypal
Please complete the online form below and make your payment as instructed on page 2.
Whichever method you choose, your membership card/s will be sent to you as soon as your payment has been cleared.
Please remember that the Friends group is a charity run by volunteers. We aim to process memberships as fast as we can but please assume that it will take 10 days from submitting your application to receiving your membership card/s. In special circumstances we may be able to process memberships more quickly; please email us via our Contact Form to check.
NB, paragraph above could be altered to say that when you pay online you will receive an automated email which can be used as an interim membership card for entry to Garden in period before membership cards have been issued.
If you are a UK taxpayer, you can increase your donation to us by 25% at no extra cost to you. This is tremendously valuable to us, and we therefore ask you to take five minutes to email us a Gift Aid Declaration.
HMRC Allow Gift Aid Declarations to be sent by email as long as they are in an approved form. An example is below. Please note that the email must include your first name (not initial), surname, first line of your home address and postcode. Please send your email to:
Sample Gift Aid Declaration:
I, Joe Bloggs, whose home address is:
1 Acacia Avenue
I would like the Friends of the Swiss Garden (Registered Charity No 1015724) to reclaim the tax on this and any other eligible donations or membership subscriptions that I may make in the future or have made in the past 4 years. I understand that I need to pay enough Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in each tax year to cover the Gift Aid claimed on all my donations otherwise it is my responsibility to pay any difference.
I understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.
Please let us know if you change your name or home address.
You may cancel your declaration at any time by notifying us.
Higher-rate taxpayers may claim further tax relief on donations made under the Gift Aid Scheme.
Corporate donations and those made from Charitable Trusts or Foundations are not eligible for Gift Aid.