How governance works
The RHS Council is responsible for the strategic direction of the Society and for overseeing its management and administration. Council comprises the President, Treasurer, 15 ordinary members and up to two co-opted members. The members of Council also act as the Trustees of the Society. The President acts as the Chairman of Council.
The day-to-day running of the Society is delegated to the executive directors and other staff.
More about Council and its role
Our charitable purpose is: “the encouragement and improvement of the science, art and practice of horticulture in all its branches”.
Read more about our charitable purpose