Politician, TV personality and foreign expert join RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed the names of its three latest vice-presidents.

Included in the appointments is Dr Kiat Tan – a former director of Singapores National Parks Board and one of those responsible for building the popularity of its National Orchid Garden.

Joining him will be Michael Heseltine – once the deputy prime minister and now an avid horticulture enthusiast.

According to the RHS, the politician has one of the most important collections of trees in the British Isles.

Furthermore, following a history of helping the body with schemes such as the Campaign for School Gardening, Alan Titchmarsh has been appointed as a vice-president of the organisation.

The former Ground Force presenter now has his own talk show, but is still an active crusader for making the most of gardens and greenhouses.

He has a history of appearances on horticulture-related TV and radio programmes and is one of the best-known names in UK gardening.