RHS Gardening Manual by Royal Horticultural SocietyThe Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), founded in 1804 as the Horticultural Society of London, gained its present name in a Royal Charter granted in 1861. The Royal Horticultural Society is one of the world’s leading horticultural organizations and the UKs leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting gardening.
Vital to the protection of plants, gardens and green spaces for future generations, the RHS helps over two million school children get into gardening and supports more than 1,700 communities to create their own gardens, encouraging people to grow their own food.
The charity also promotes horticulture through world-renowned flowers shows such as the Chelsea Flower Show, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the Tatton Park Flower Show and the Cardiff Flower Show. These shows exhibit the best in horticulture by providing show gardens, floral marques and expert advice.
In 2004 the society celebrated its bicentenary reflecting all the achievements of the RHS to date.
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In , Sir Thomas Hanbury purchased a garden at Wisley, Surrey, and presented it to the Society as a new experimental garden. However, in it received its second garden, Rosemoor in Devon. This was followed in by Hyde Hall, in Essex. In , the Great Spring Show was staged at the Temple Garden, London; in , this show moved to the grounds of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, where it remains today and is famously known as the Chelsea Flower Show. Today the Society is the International Registration Authority for more categories of plants than any other organisation throughout the world. The Royal Horticultural Society continues to encourage the science, art and practice of horticulture in all its branches.
The Duchess visited Robin Hood Primary School in London to see how the scheme has been using gardening to help learning. The Royal Horticultural Society RHS Campaign for School Gardening inspires and supports schools to provide children with gardening opportunities to enhance their skills and boost their development. This space gives the children an opportunity to explore, consolidate and develop their knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing natural environment. The activities are created to inspire their curiosity, stimulate their senses and through challenging, yet achievable tasks using various real tools and natural resources, bring learning to life. After visiting the outdoor space, The Duchess was given an overview of the School Gardeners of the Year competition and met a group of parents, before cutting a cake to celebrate 10 years of the scheme.
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