The Royal Horticultural Society
Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is the UK’s
leading gardening charity, dedicated to advancing horticulture
and promoting gardening. They believe that gardening
enriches people’s lives and they work to enhance
understanding and appreciation of plants, and provide
contact with the natural environment.
planned, managed and maintained horticulture in public
spaces is a vital component of healthy, sustainable
communities and the creation of long-term environmental
They aim to inform, educate and inspire those working
in parks and public spaces, gardeners of all levels
and aspiring gardeners by:
Developing skills – The RHS is
dedicated to providing horticultural education for professional
and amateur gardeners through a range of respected horticultural
qualifications, the RHS Campaign for School Gardening
and educational outreach programmes.
Sharing horticultural expertise –
The RHS provides practical and reliable advice and information,
supported by investigative science, to meet the needs
and expectations of gardeners now and in the future.
They develop ideas on best horticultural practice and
run a productive research agenda, often with partners,
with practical benefits for gardeners of varying levels
of experience and interest.
RHS Plant Trials and the Award of Garden Merit (AGM)
provide an assessment of the garden worthiness of plants,
while the online RHS Plant Selector recommends suitable
growing conditions and highlights plant availability.
Supporting community gardening initiatives
– With affiliation of gardening clubs, plant societies
and allotment holders across the UK and the Campaign
for School Gardening, which now involves over 15,000
schools, the RHS actively encourages community gardening
in public spaces.
As stewards of the Britain in Bloom and It’s Your
Neighbourhood campaigns, the RHS is pleased to support
the revitalisation and renewal of villages, towns and
cities through community gardening.
RHS Garden Wisley (Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB)
RHS Garden Rosemoor (Great Torrington, North Devon,
RHS Garden Hyde Hall (Buckhatch Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford,
Essex, CM3 8ET)
RHS Garden Harlow Carr (Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG3 1QB)
RHS Flower Shows
The RHS organises many first-class flower shows including:
Chelsea; Hampton Court Palace; Tatton Park; Cardiff;
and those held at our Horticultural Halls in London.
As a charity, the bulk of the Society’s funding
comes from its membership. They rely greatly on the
support of members to fulfil our aim to protect Britain’s
gardening heritage and help gardeners everywhere. Members
receive many benefits including personalised gardening
advice, free entry with a guest to RHS Gardens, free
entry at selected times to more than 145 partner gardens
in the UK, a monthly copy of The Garden magazine, and
privileged access and discounted tickets to RHS Flower