Our partnership with the RHS
The union of Wedgwood and the RHS is the coming together of two British icons that not only share the same past, but also that share a similar vision for the future: to enrich peoples’ lives by celebrating nature, championing sustainability and creating healthier and happier communities.
John Wedgwood first came up with the idea of the RHS, suggesting a horticultural society in a letter to William Forsyth, George III’s head gardener - little did he know how far reaching his idea would become. Wedgwood is an ideal fit for the RHS, and historic links have been re-established through this important and exciting partnership.
Wedgwood was founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, who was not only a craftsman and potter but also a pioneer, philanthropist and marketer. With its rich heritage of 260 years, Wedgwood has become a British icon and is a testament to entrepreneurial spirit and craftsmanship. With product and design development continuing in the UK, Wedgwood is known for its distinctly English home and lifestyle products.
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The partnership will include two show gardens at RHS Flower Shows; at Chelsea (designed by Jo Thompson) and at Chatsworth (designed by Jamie Butterworth), with Wedgwood as headline show partner at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.
Sue Biggs, RHS Director General said: “We are delighted to work with Wedgwood again, and to celebrate our joint heritage with Wedgwood through this inspiring partnership.”
The RHS Flower Shows at Chelsea and Chatsworth will see the return of the Wedgwood Tea Conservatory ‘pop-up’. Show visitors will be presented with a tea-pairing menu created by Wedgwood’s Global Tea Curator Bernadine Tay. This menu combines the traditional with a modern twist, with exciting combinations and flavours. Wedgwood’s Wonderlust Tea Range and Wonderlust Teaware Collection will be on sale including a new collection, Wild Strawberry Gold that complements the Wild Strawberry collection, one of Wedgwood’s best-selling patterns of all time.
Wedgwood and Jo Thompson
Jo Thompson's 2019 Chelsea Show Garden reflects the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of the Wedgwood founder and combines classical motifs and designs in a contemporary form.
More about the Chelsea 2019 garden