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About the Royal Horticultural Society

We’re a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. Our work is driven by our simple love of plants and the belief that gardeners make the world a better place. From our world-class flower shows and grassroots schools campaign to our ground-breaking green-roof research and community outreach programmes – sharing the best in Gardening is at the heart of everything the Royal Horticultural Society does.

Our Guiding Principles

The RHS was founded in 1804, and our core objective is to be the world’s leading gardening charity by inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. In everything we do, we will aim to use our guiding principles, which are to:

  • Inspire
  • Involve
  • Inform
  • Improve

Our strategic objectives

Be known, loved and trusted as the charity for all gardeners. Safeguard and advance the science, art and practice of horticulture for the benefit of future generations and the environment

RHS Qualifications

The RHS is a nationally recognised awarding organisation offering a range of qualifications that enable individuals of all ages and abilities to develop and enhance their horticultural skills and knowledge.
We have a qualification suitable for everyone. Our qualifications provide the foundation for learners who are new to the industry or those considering a career change and also professional horticulturists looking to enrich their current knowledge and skills to progress their career further.

What do we offer?

Our regulated qualifications from Level 1 to Level 3 can be delivered by any RHS approved centre on a part –time basis, through face to face learning, blended learning or distance learning.

Learners can choose to achieve either a theory or practical-based route of study, or a combination of both. Whatever the choice, you can rest assured that RHS qualifications are highly respected within the horticultural industry, by employers and the academic world.

“I highly recommend these qualifications as a respected route into professional horticulture”
John Watkins M.Hort(RHS), The English Heritage Trust.

For further information about our qualifications, visit our website

01483 226500

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The Royal Horticultural Society

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