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 RHS Ambassador 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 Wedgwood Tea Conservatory will sit adjacent to the show gardens at both RHS Chelsea and RHS Chatsworth, where the complimentary Wedgwood Tea Experience will provide the opportunity to sample Wedgwood’s Wonderlust Tea. Also available will be a limited-edition Strawberry and Cucumber Tea that links to Wedgwood’s 260th anniversary collection of Wild Strawberry Gold. Bernadine Tay, a global tea curator, has developed this original tea offering, the Wonderlust Tea Collection, which has taken cues from culture and art in the spirit of the historic Grand Tour, to create innovative tea blends with extraordinary flavours.
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.
Read more about the Chelsea 2019 garden
Wedgwood and Jamie Butterworth
Jamie Butterworth's 2019 Chatsworth Show Garden has been inspired by RHS founder John Wedgwood’s vision of using the power of horticulture and plants to connect people and unite communities.
Read more about the Chatsworth 2019 garden