The RHS is the UK’s leading gardening charity dedicated to demonstrating excellence in horticulture and promoting gardening.
We believe that gardening enriches people’s lives. We want to share the benefits and knowledge of growing plants to gardeners of all ages.
How we are funded
We receive no government funding. We rely on donations and sponsorship to supplement income from our garden operations, flower shows, shops and plant centres.
With your support we can continue to maintain and grow our gardens for you to enjoy. We can continue to share our passion for plants and inspire all those with an interest in gardening.
All donations whatever the amount make a huge difference to our work and what we can achieve for the benefit of all gardeners and garden lovers.
Find out more about who we are and what we do
Making a donation
Choose how you would like to donate;
Contact one of the Fundraising Team by calling 020 7821 3125.
- Support the RHS with a text
You can now make a donation to the RHS by simply texting;
IRIS11 £ * to 70070
*the amount you would like to donate
For example, to make a £10 donation text IRIS11 £10 to 70070.
This is a quick and easy way to help us raise the essential funding we need to ensure that our beautiful gardens continue to flourish, to nurture a love of gardening among thousands of children every year, and to help fund vital gardening research advancing horticulture for the benefit of all gardeners and the environment.
Texts are charged at your mobile phone operator's standard rate. Minimum donation £1. The charity will receive 100% of your donation. You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payer's permission. For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit www.justgiving.com/info/terms-of-service.
Downloadable donation form with freepost address (1.5MB pdf)
A regular monthly or yearly donation is a simple, secure and effective way to support our work.
Find out more about making a regular donation
Donate to a special appeal
As we receive no government funding to make specific projects happen we often need additional funding. Developments, such as the spectacular Glasshouse at Wisley, would not have been possible without your help; members, individuals, trusts and supporters contributed more than £6 million.
Find out more about our current appeals
Many families choose to give an in-memory donation to the RHS, to celebrate the life of a loved one and their passion for gardening or love of a favourite RHS garden.
Find out more about in-memory gifts
Leave us a legacy
Like a garden, the RHS requires sustained care and only continues to thrive because of the support of its members. Leaving a legacy to the RHS provides the Society with a major source of income.
Find out more about leaving a legacy to the RHS
Your donations can be worth 25% more to the RHS without costing you another penny by signing up to Gift Aid.
Find out more about Gift Aid and sign the form
American Fund for Charities
The RHS is supported by the American Fund for Charities, a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN52-2109597. Donations to the American Fund for Charities from US taxpayers are tax deductible to the extent allowed by US law. The RHS has been reviewed by the American Fund for Charities and the Board of the American Fund has determined that the RHS is a suitable organization to receive grants from a US public charity.
Download a donation form here