Wedgwood and the RHS

Our partnership

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 Water Lily

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 over 250 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 guarantees premium British lifestyle.

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The partnership will include the production of a horticultural installation, in collaboration with Chatsworth House, by Carl Hardman at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, with Wedgwood as headline show partner.

Sue Biggs, RHS Director General said: “We are delighted to work in partnership with Wedgwood again, and we’re especially excited to see the Emergence Installation at Chatsworth. We’re thrilled that our historic links with Wedgwood have been re-established.”

The RHS Flower Shows at Chelsea, Chatsworth and Tatton Park will also 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 new Signature Tea Range and Paeonia Blush Teaware Collection will also be on sale including two new collections, Blue Pebble and White Folia to compliment the Wedgwood Burlington Pots that were launched at the shows in 2017.

Wedgewood tea room at Chatsworth


Wedgwood Garden 2017

Drawing inspiration from Wedgwood’s rich history, the 2017 garden was romantic and informal, distinctively English in feel while at the same time contemporary and forward thinking.

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Wedgwood: Emergence Installation 2018

For 2018, Wedgwood collaborated with Chatsworth’s Head of Gardens and Landscape, Steve Porter and craftsman Carl Hardman of Landmark Walling to celebrate the ancient craft of dry stone walling.

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The Wedgwood Garden

The Wedgwood Garden at Chelsea

Wedgwood produced their first ever garden in 2018 at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, created by Jo Thompson.
 

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