Writer, broadcaster and gardener, Alan became the founding RHS Ambassador in 2013. He is best known for his 30 years presenting the BBC's Gardeners' World, and fronting the BBC coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. He also starred in the popular makeover programme Ground Force, and presented Love Your Garden on ITV. He has written more than 50 gardening books, three volumes of his memoirs and 10 novels. Alan's illustrious career began as an apprentice gardener in the Ilkley Council Parks Department Nursery. In 2004 he was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour – a prestigious honour for British horticulturists that is awarded for life.
Gardening expert, television presenter, author and newspaper columnist, Carol lectured at North Devon College and taught art before setting up her own plant nursery, Glebe Cottage Plants in 1993. She is one of the BBC Gardeners' World presenters and also fronted BBC's Grow Your Own Veg, Open Gardens and Channel 4's Real Gardens. As an RHS Ambassador, Carol will be working with the RHS to champion the progress of RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford, Greater Manchester as it heads towards opening to the public in 2019.
Well known for her expertise and knowledge of herbs, award-winning organic gardener Jekka McVicar is also an author and broadcaster. Having exhibited at RHS Flower Shows for many years, Jekka has won 62 RHS Gold medals and, has been awarded the RHS Lawrence Medal. After more than 30 years in the industry, Jekka was also awarded the Garden Media Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. She is an RHS Ambassador, Honorary Member of the RHS Fruit, Vegetable & Herb Committee and Vice President of the RHS.
James Alexander Sinclair
James has designed gardens from Cornwall to the Western Isles and from London to Moscow. He is also an award-winning writer, speaker, broadcaster and member of the Council of the Royal Horticultural Society. As well as regularly writing for magazines such as Gardeners' World and Gardens Illustrated, among others, he also takes part in BBC coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has presented a series of Small Town Gardens, and was a judge in the BBC2 series, The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge.
Chris first appeared on our screens in 2002 in his own series called The Plantsman, and since then he has taken part in a host of gardening programmes include coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, Gardeners’ World, Garden Challenge and Turf Wars. Younger gardeners will know him from the nine years he spent as the resident Blue Peter gardener. He was awarded the Duke of Edinburgh medal for his services to horticulture, he was part of the team that won a silver medal at Chelsea in 2010 with 'the garden that kids really want', and has acted as mentor for the young school gardeners at the RHS Tatton Flower Show.
Adam Frost is an RHS Ambassador, helping to raise the profile of horticultural careers for secondary school children. In 2013, he joined forces with Homebase to launch the ‘Homebase Garden Academy’ - an apprenticeship scheme to help inspire and educate Britain’s next generation of gardening talent. Adam has also won seven Gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including a ‘Best Urban Garden’ in 2008. His first book – Real Gardens – is about his seven Chelsea Gold medal-winning designs. He has appeared on Gardeners' World, the Alan Titchmarsh Show and coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.