We would like to thank all those who have given donations and hope that you will continue to endorse our work with your generous support. These are some of the projects we have achieved with your help and current appeals across our gardens and education work.
The Tree Guardian Appeal raised a total of £27,000 towards the ongoing care and protection of the RHS unrivalled collection of trees across all the RHS gardens.
The Glasshouse at RHS Wisley
We started fundraising for The Glasshouse (pictured above) in 2004 – the bicentenary year of the RHS. Its popularity with visitors keeps exceeding all expectation as it proves to be a must-see when visiting the garden. In total our supporters, members and charitable trusts generously gave more than £6 million towards the construction of the The Glasshouse at RHS Wisley
For more information on The Glasshouse
Hyde Hall Robinson Garden
We launched this appeal in 2006 to enable us to raise funds to redevelop Hermione’s Garden at Hyde Hall.
After raising more than £35,000 the completed garden was re-named The Robinson Garden when it was opened in 2007.
Hyde Hall Wild Wood Appeal
In 2003 we asked members and supporters to help us plant a new Wild Wood at RHS Garden Hyde Hall. We raised £300,000 for the appeal.
Hyde Hall Millennium Avenue Appeal
Donations flooded in towards this inspirational project launched in 2000. With members' generosity we raised more than £50,000 for the Millennium Avenue of oaks (Quercus frainetto 'Hungarian Crown') and Malus Field woodland.
Alpine House Appeal, Harlow Carr
An appeal was launched in September 2007 to raise funds to replace the two alpine houses, which were literally falling apart from wear and tear, with one modern state-of-the-art new alpine house.
The new Alpine House opened to the public in May 2009.
For more information on the Alpine House
Rosemoor Education Centre Appeal
In summer 2002 a £30,000 appeal was launched at Rosemoor for an education centre. Thanks to your generous support, the centre was constructed later that year and is now used by school children and adults to learn about plants, gardening, woodlands and wildlife.
Rosemoor Woodland Appeal
This appeal was the first RHS fundraising campaign. It was launched in 1997 in order to save some 32.5ha of mixed woodland and forestry plantations surrounding Rosemoor from commercial developers.
Members in the South West were quick to respond to the emergency appeal and gave £190,000. The RHS was able to purchase the woods thereby safeguarding the scenic and climatic environment.
Horticultural Training Scheme Appeal
Education is of prime importance to the RHS and this appeal was launched early in 2002 to help with another element of our educational work, the prestigious RHS Horticultural Training Scheme. The appeal was successful in raising donations to fund the RHS Training Scheme for three years.
Lindley Library Appeal
The Lindley Library is widely regarded as the most important collection of horticultural books and illustrations in the world, and many are irreplaceable. This includes a hand-coloured copy of Lecons de Flore, brought to England by Napoleon Ill and given to a neighbour for supporting him during his exile.
Until 2001, the collection was housed in inadequate and cramped conditions. An appeal was launched in 1998 for its £4m redevelopment. The Heritage Lottery Fund pledged £1.8m towards the Library's redevelopment and a fundraising drive in the summer of 1999 generated more than £1 million, of which RHS members contributed £270,000.