The RHS has announced two new Ambassadors to join them in making the UK a greener place
Author, broadcaster and award-winning organic gardening expert Jekka McVicar, along with Young Hort founder and Young Gardener of the Year finalist Jamie Butterworth have been appointed as the latest RHS Ambassadors to help bring horticulture to everyone and to encourage people to learn more about it.
Jekka is renowned for her passion and knowledge of herbs with which she has worked for the last three decades.
She has been awarded the Garden Media Guild Lifetime Achievement Award; ’for services to horticulture, design, education and communication and excellence in the field of organic herb growing.’
A long-time exhibitor at RHS Flower Shows, Jekka has accumulated an impressive 62 RHS Gold Medals and, in 2009, was awarded the Lawrence Medal.
Find out more about Jekka McVicar
20-year-old Jamie shares the honour with Jekka, and has come a long way since his horticultural interest began at the age of nine.
Creating his first organic allotment in his grandparents’ garden when he was 12, Jamie went on to become a finalist in BBC3’s Young Gardener of the Year at just 16.
He co-founded Young Hort with Jack Shilley to inspire more young people to choose gardening as a career - in line with the RHS drive to promote horticulture as a career to be proud of.
What our Ambassadors do
RHS Ambassadors champion areas of horticulture that they are passionate about, using their profiles and expertise to convey that passion to a wider audience. Jekka and Jamie join Alan Titchmarsh, Mary Berry, Adam Frost, James Wong, Nick Knowles and George Hassall as RHS Ambassadors.
Book early for the RHS Shows
Booking for all RHS Shows is now open so make sure you don't miss out on a year of beautiful plants and world-class Show Gardens.
Tickets to our shows are on general release via The Ticket Factory. Whether you are interested in getting your gardening season started early at RHS Cardiff Flower Show, or experiencing the world's biggest annual flower show at RHS Hampton Court Palace or attending one of our themed London Shows, there's sure to be an area of interest for everyone.