Leaving a legacy to the RHS

How a gift in your will can make a lasting difference

We need the help of passionate and committed gardeners like you to pass on our love of gardening and plants to future generations.

The RHS is a charity and receives no direct government funding. Our ambitious plans for the future can only be realised through additional funding, such as legacies.

With your support we can continue to enrich everyone’s lives and make the UK a greener, healthier and happier place.

How we spend legacy funds

Your legacy could play a vital role in helping us to preserve and develop all five RHS Gardens: Wisley, Hyde Hall, Harlow Carr, Rosemoor and Bridgewater, ensuring they continue to bring inspiration and joy to gardeners of all ages.

Looking to the future with the help of legacies

We want to inspire a whole new generation to pick up a trowel and get digging. Already embraced by more than 16,000 schools, through the RHS Campaign for School Gardening we’re introducing children to growing fruit and vegetables, learning about healthy eating and helping to nurture a lifelong passion for gardening. As well as encouraging families and communities to develop their gardening skills and make their local environment a cleaner, greener and more colourful place to live.

Your gift could also help us enormously to fund the vital scientific research that underpins an understanding of plants and the development of horticultural knowledge for gardeners worldwide.

Legacy events at the RHS Gardens

Each year we hold legacy information events at the RHS Gardens. On these days our staff will take you on a guided tour, giving you inside knowledge of our plans for the future of the garden, and we will be able to answer any questions you may have about legacies. It is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the work of the RHS, developments at your favourite garden and how leaving a legacy can benefit the Society.

For more information about our legacy events, or to book a place please phone 020 7821 3125 or email our Legacy Department.

Your Gift in Will Guide

See what a difference a gift in your will could make with our free downloadable RHS Gift in Will Guide (2.3mB pdf)

For more information on how you can support the RHS with a gift in your will:

Creating a will

If you choose to leave a legacy to the RHS, creating a will doesn’t need to be complicated.

Write your will for free

We have partnered with Guardian Angel to provide supporters with the opportunity to write a will for free online. Guardian Angel also offers telephone and face to face will-writing services.

Claim your free will offer online today via the Guardian Angel website or find out more by calling Guardian Angel on 0800 773 4014 quoting RHS Free Offer.

This offer comes with no obligation to leave a gift to the RHS. The contents of your will are not shared with us unless you choose to let us know.

Please note: Guardian Angel is a third party. By clicking on the Guardian Angel website link you will be leaving the RHS website and will be governed by Guardian Angel’s privacy and cookies policy.
For more information on how we use your personal data and your rights, please read the ‘Supporters’ section in our Privacy Policy.

Your RHS Gift in Will Guide

See what a difference a gift in your will can make with our free downloadable guide.

RHS Gift in Will Guide (2.3MB pdf)

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.