Join the RHS today and support our charitable work
Keep track of your plants with reminders & care tips – all to help you grow successfully
RHS members get reduced ticket prices
RHS members get free access to RHS Gardens
Free entry to RHS members at selected times »
Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops
020 3176 5800
Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm
Help us achieve our goals
Join the RHS today and support our charity
Principal Data Manager
Rupert leads our horticultural database team responsible for the maintenance of the plant records at Wisley, compilation of the RHS Plant Finder, providing training and support for users of the RHS Horticultural Database and ensuring consistency in the data held and publications from across Science.
A crucial part of the team since 2001, Rupert has over 30 years’ experience working with both living and preserved collections - having previously worked for twelve years in the School of Plant Sciences at the University of Reading.
As Principal Data Manager I am responsible for ensuring all horticultural information held by the RHS is accurate through proper management of my team whose roles include checking and maintaining the information we provide. This could mean the information on a plant label at one of our gardens, the suppliers of a plant listed in RHS Plant Finder or the characteristics of a plant shown in a plant profile on the website.
"Even with thirty years’ experience handling plant information I still get a buzz working in this rich environment."
We strive to provide our visitors, members, gardeners and horticultural professionals with information they can be confident in. We hope that by ensuring and inspiring confidence and trust in the information we provide people’s knowledge of plants will grow and their desire to safeguard the knowledge for future generations will follow.
the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9
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.