On the eve of the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the Royal Horticultural Society has revealed £100m plans to invest in Britain’s garden infrastructure.
They hope to invest in a new flagship garden, similar to those found at Wisley in Surrey, Hyde Hall in Essex, Harlow Carr in Yorkshire and Rosemoor in Devon. Additionally, a further two smaller inner-city gardens have been announced as the RHS embraces the urban gardening concept.
The RHS hope to find an adequate location in either the North West or the Midlands for their flagship garden as the organisation aims to become more visible and inclusive to a wider proportion of the population. The majority of the RHS’ flagship gardens are located in the South.
RHS Director General Sue Biggs said;
“After years of planning, we are now confident to make this significant investment… and inspire millions of people who garden in the UK today.”
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