New RHS Ambassadors announced

To celebrate the opening of the first May RHS Chelsea Flower Show since 2019, and the millions of people gardening in the UK today, the RHS announced ten new ambassadors

Clockwise from top left: Simon Lycett, Kate Bradbury, Tayshan Hayden-Smith, Sue Kent, Mark Gregory, Clare Matterson, Manoj Malde, James Alexander-Sinclair, Nicki Chapman, Jo Whiley, Arit AndersonWith an aim of being relevant to all and even more accessible, the RHS is excited to work with its new ambassadors to expand and promote gardening to wider audiences.
From expert to beginner gardeners, and everyone from all backgrounds, growing plants can have a wealth of benefits and the RHS wants to work harder to demonstrate it is here for everyone, everywhere. 

Meet our ten new ambassadors

Nicki Chapman

Nicki is a gardener who will help the RHS show you don’t have to be an expert to love gardens and growing plants.

Tayshan Hayden-Smith

Tayshan designed his first garden at RHS Chelsea this year, and will be an ambassador for young people and community gardening.

Jo Whiley

Jo will be an ambassador for keen gardeners who love to grow plants and to help the RHS reach new audiences about the joy of gardening.

Arit Anderson

A much-loved horticulturist who is passionate about the environment, Arit will be ambassador for the RHS Planet-Friendly Gardening campaign and community gardening.

Manoj Malde

As ambassador for inclusivity, Manoj will help the RHS open its doors wider and be more accessible for all.

Simon Lycett

One of the UK’s best-known floral artists, Simon will be an ambassador for floral art and creativity in horticulture.

Mark Gregory

RHS Chelsea veteran, Mark will be an ambassador for landscapers to raise the profile of this important area of the horticultural industry.

Sue Kent

At RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival this year, Sue will be an ambassador for inclusivity and share with the RHS ideas to be more inclusive for the disabled community.

Kate Bradbury

One of the UK’s best-known and loved wildlife gardeners, Kate will be an ambassador for the RHS Planet-Friendly Gardening Campaign.

James Alexander-Sinclair

As ambassador for garden design and to share accessible and effective tips for everyone to make the best of their outside spaces.

 RHS President, Keith Weed, said:  “It is exciting to share such a fabulous line up as these ambassadors to join our current ambassadors to help us spread our reach, share new ideas and get more people gardening and growing plants.”

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