Since their formation in 1804, the RHS has grown into the UK’s leading gardening charity, touching the lives of millions of people. Perhaps the secret to their longevity is that they have never stood still. In the last decade alone they have taken on the largest hands-on project the RHS has ever tackled by opening the new RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford, Greater Manchester, and invested in the science that underpins all their work by building RHS Hilltop – The Home of Gardening Science.
The RHS have committed to being net positive for nature and people by 2030. They are also committed to being truly inclusive and to reflect all the communities of the UK.
Across its five RHS gardens they welcome more than three million visitors each year to enjoy over 34,000 different cultivated plants. Events such as the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show, other national shows, their schools and community work, and partnerships such as Britain in Bloom, all spread the shared joy of gardening to wide-reaching audiences. Throughout it all the RHS have held true to its charitable core – to encourage and improve the science, art and practice of horticulture – to share the love of gardening and the positive benefits it brings.