Helen BostockHelen Bostock, an RHS Senior Horticultural Advisor, joined us as a trainee in 1998. Following a two-year diploma she took a short break before joining the RHS Members' Advisory Service and has been there for nearly 12 years.

In her normal day she offers gardening advice to RHS members and show visitors. In addition she manages a key RHS biodiversity study called ‘Plants for Bugs’ for which the findings have yet to be published.

The findings will help both the RHS and those who are interested in biodiversity better understand the roles of native and non-native garden plants for invertebrates. This will, in turn, inform our advice to gardeners on planting for wildlife.

‘I really enjoy the variety my job brings,’ says Helen. ‘One year I may be focusing on wildlife gardening and the next I will be working on wildflower meadows.'

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