Support and resources for Affiliated Societies

RHS Affiliated Societies are eligible to receive a wide range of support and resources to help you get the most out of your membership

These resources include, but are not limited to:

  • One free annual visit to an RHS Garden for up to 55 members (excluding RHS Garden Flower Shows and Glow)
  • Free gardening advice (for group activities) from RHS advisors
  • Access to competitive insurance for your group

Additional resources

Information pack

Everything you need to know about the scheme including your membership benefits, how to contact the RHS Gardening Advice team and information about shows and publicity.

If you’re already a member, email Affiliated Societies to request an information pack, quoting your affiliation number: [email protected]

Banksian medal

To order your Banksian medal:

The details we need to place your order are society name, affiliation number and type of medal. All medals are sent to the main contact for your society.

Federations and guilds
Horticultural federations and guilds operate on a county-wide basis with a membership base consisting of horticultural societies and gardening clubs. They provide access to a vast network of gardening clubs and societies, and help their members with advice on the day-to-day organisation of local club business and other society matters.

The RHS encourages garden clubs and societies to join their local horticultural federation for further support and access to activities and events in their local area; some also train judges for horticultural shows and events.
Judges and speakers register
The RHS maintains a list of judges and speakers who are available for affiliated societies events.

Get involved

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.