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The Royal Horticultural society
Did you know that the Royal Horticultural Society is a Charity?
No, neither did I, I was shocked when I discovered this. I just assumed that this was a society set up for like minded people to enjoy gardening, flowers and plants.
Now unless you have been living under a rock for the last 6 months, or conversely have not been here before ‘Welcome’ you will be aware that I am a complete ‘plantaholic‘ so therefore I enjoy visiting plant centres.
So, I decided I would do a bit of ‘digging’, Pun very much intended. As I write this the RHS has reached 1/2 a million members. (February 2019)
The RHS was founded in 1804 and their core objective is to be the worlds leading gardening charity, by inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. In everything we do we use our own guiding principles, using our Vision statements.
RHS Vision: Is to enrich everyones life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.
Inspire, Involve, Inform, Improve.
To be known, loved and trusted as the charity for all gardeners.
Safeguarding and Advance the science, art and practice of horticulture for the benefit of future generations and the environment.
Transform communities through gardening.
Provide a voice for all gardeners.
Sharing and building expert knowledge.
RHS membership will give you unlimited days out in our four gardens which are:
- WISLEY. Woking, Surrey
- ROSEMOOR, Great Torrington, Devon
- HYDE HALL. Chelmsford, Essex
- HARLOW CARR. Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Exclusive access to shows and expert advice, all while helping to support our extensive charitable work.
There are also 170 partner gardens in the UK and overseas. Which are only accessible for free to RHS members.
To find out more click here.