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The Plantsman

No other regular publication balances such an authoritative and accessible mix of plant profiles, horticulture, botany and garden plant development. Published quarterly in full colour, The Plantsman focuses on ornamental plants grown in temperate gardens. Under its editor Mike Grant the journal continues to broaden its scope while maintaining quality and accuracy. It also reflects RHS scientific activities along with horticultural and botanical research from other sources.


Each 68-page issue is printed in full colour and covers a wide range of subjects such as:

  • Profiles and evaluations of plant genera, species and cultivars of horticultural merit
  • Recent plant introductions and descriptions of new plants
  • New or advanced cultivation and propagation techniques
  • Detailed accounts and findings from RHS trials
  • Developments in plant taxonomy and changes to names of garden plants
  • Plant exploration and travel
  • Opinions and viewpoints of prominent horticultural figures
  • Conservation of garden plants and wild plants of horticultural interest
  • Advances in plant breeding and development of new garden plants
  • Profiles of plant experts, breeders and horticultural personalities
  • Botanical illustration and its development

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Phone: 020 7821 3401

Online: Subscription for RHS members (UK: £29. Overseas: £43)

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View The Plantsman index 1994 to 2009 (550kB pdf)

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Back issues 2010 to present: £8.50 (£9.50 non-RHS members)
Email: membership@rhs.org.uk
Tel: 020 7821 3401

Back issues 1991 to 2009: sale price £4
Email: melaniesteel@rhs.org.uk
Tel: 01733 294676
View contents list (144kB pdf)

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Contact us

You can contact both the editorial and the advertising teams at the following address:

The Plantsman, RHS, 4th Floor, Churchgate, New Road, Peterborough PE1 1TT
Tel: 01733 294636
Fax: 01733 341633
Email: theplantsman@rhs.org.uk

Download the index

View the index 1994-2009

The pdf for the 2010 index appears as a link in the December issue of that year.