The President and Treasurer of the RHS are elected annually by members of the Society at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The other elected Members of Council usually serve for 5 years with at least 3 retiring each year. New members are elected at the AGM with candidates having been nominated in accordance with the nomination process.
Candidates who wish to stand for election with the support of Council are asked to submit an expression of interest to The Secretary by 30 October 2020. The deadline for submission of nominations is 26 February 2021.

Council believes that you need to have a keen interest or knowledge of horticulture and/or gardening to serve on the Council of the UK’s leading gardening charity. Council believes you should also possess one or more skills not already represented among trustees. For 2021, Council is particularity interested in hearing from members with experience of:

  • Horticultural retail

  • Horticultural production

  • Digital/IT

To be nominated for Council, please read the following:

To be nominated for President, please read the following:

To be nominated for Treasurer, please ready the following:

The RHS is committed to providing equal opportunities and will welcome nominations from any eligible member of the Society. We would particularly welcome applications from individuals of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

For more information about RHS elections, please refer to the Charter and bye-laws and associated regulations. For further queries, email The Secretary or telephone 020 7821 3068.

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