A major reorganisation of the way the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) operates has been announced.

In a statement the RHS has said that it will amalgamate its three divisions of gardens, shows and retail into one unified division.

A new role, RHS Director of Gardens, Shows & Retail, has been created that will have responsibility for horticulture and visitor experiences, which generates income to invest into RHS initiatives.

RHS Head of Retail, Will Havercroft, will report into the RHS Director of Gardens, Shows & Retail, but it means there will no longer be a separate RHS Director of Shows, currently occupied by Stephen Bennett, or RHS Director of Gardens, currently overseen by James Rudoni, as both roles will be made redundant, however the two will continue in post until the end of the year.

RHS director general Sue Biggs said: "These changes will put us in a great position to deliver one of the most exciting phases of growth in the charity’s history.

"The newly structured leadership team will have a clear focus on delivering our incredible projects and driving efficiencies, whilst making sure our members and visitors get a warm RHS welcome and even more inspirational horticulture and experiences across all our visitor destinations and activities.

"This will also enable us to inspire more people to garden and get involved with horticulture, and to continue our commitment to drive the all-important Horticulture Matters campaign forward, raising the profile of horticultural careers."

Jim Gardiner, currently director of horticulture, will take on a new role as executive vice president, and be a primary ambassador to promote and share horticultural excellence.

And the RHS has also placed greater emphasis on getting its message out to new and potential members as the RHS head of PR role will be upgraded to RHS head of communications with Hayley Monckton promoted to be a member of the RHS leadership team.

Votes: 0
E-mail me when people leave their comments –

Landscape Juice is the UKs leading online site for landscaping and horticulture news and information.

You need to be a member of Landscape Juice Network to add comments!

Join Landscape Juice Network

Open forum activity

Thomas Binsted’s discussion was featured
Good afternoon,I am looking to enclose an approximately 0.25 acre clearing within scrub/woodland with around 150 metres of fencing. The site is near Banstead in Surrey and has good access off a bridleway. Although planning permission has been…
5 hours ago
1st Garden Maintenance replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Advertisement
"If you spend £1000 a month on Google you should get around £10,000 worth of new contracts (that is you will earn £10,000 from your new contracts over the next 12 months.
However, what matters most is that your new contracts have a gross profit…"
8 hours ago
Gary RK posted a discussion
Interesting commentary on rising van insurance costs and some eye-watering figures.....

Credit : Business Vans
 
9 hours ago
Glen Stillman replied to Karen Crawshaw's discussion Garden Design groups & software
"The article John mentions was an interesting enough read. 
My wife is the garden design side of the business, she subscribes to the journal of the society of garden designers, again it's an interesting enough read. Might be worth a look. Also the…"
9 hours ago
John F updated their profile photo
11 hours ago
John F replied to Karen Crawshaw's discussion Garden Design groups & software
"Have you tried the my garden design co Karen who are members on LJN ? I noticed an interesting article on here at the weekend . 
Sounds like a very useful service when it comes to garden design .…"
20 hours ago
Mike Strange replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Advertisement
"So £1000 p/m spen should bring in £10K per month say on google adds ?"
22 hours ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"the future, the present, and several years past for me lol"
yesterday
1st Garden Maintenance replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Advertisement
"We used Chekatrade for most of last year and got 5 recurring clients, which is good value when you compare that with getting new clients via Google and FB, which usually works out to around £300 per new customer."
yesterday
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"Yeah that's it...so much nicer I bet to use, THE FUTURE!!!!
 "
yesterday
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"bless you steve yes the noise is definitely exciting lol. Having said that i was cutting a hedge a few weeks ago in a nice residential neighbourhood on one of those rare sunny weekend afternoons. Hardly anybody knew i was there, working away quickly…"
yesterday
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"My new 131r kombi just turned up today , reading through these comments I'm actually in two minds to send it back..
When I heard the noise when I fired it up I was very excited though ☺️
Deffo hitting up the electrical gear next
 "
yesterday
Glen Stillman replied to Gaz's discussion Wild garlic
"Ah ok"
yesterday
Karen Crawshaw posted a discussion
Hello lovely fellow designers, I’m looking for some garden design advice from you. I’m in Yorkshire in the UK (photo of mine of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales), and I’m about to start my own garden design business up but I don’t seem to be able to…
yesterday
Graham Taylor replied to Gaz's discussion Wild garlic
"it does actually break down quite quickly in the soil and if you're spraying the leaves with minimal soil contact, can't see it being a problem.... it really is good stuff"
yesterday
Daniele updated their profile
yesterday
More…

Wild garlic

Last year I took over the maintenance of a garden, there is a border approx 30m X 2m that had loads of wild garlic growing, I spent ages digging the bulbs out but already there is loads appearing again, has anyone got any ideas how this can be…

Read more…
9 Replies · Reply by Glen Stillman yesterday
Views: 196