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RHS Celebration

A Portrait of the People, Plants & Places of the Royal Horticultural Society

von Briggs, Matthew   (Autor)

This book explores the history, passion and practice of the RHS, the world-famous British gardening club, which has shaped our gardens and the way we manage them since the society began in 1804.

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Produktbeschreibung

'Never has the work of the Royal Horticultural Society been more important or more far reaching.' Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh

The RHS is the world's largest gardening charity but what it does and why is little understood and rarely celebrated. From defining new gardening trends at the Chelsea Flower Show, to ranking the best dahlias to grow at the Wisley trial grounds, to inspiring communities with Britain in Bloom, educating children to grow and eat their veg through the Campaign for School Gardening, the RHS works tirelessly to improve the gardener's lot.

With the use of evocative archive images and contemporary photos by award-winning Jason Ingram, this beautiful book explores the past, present and future of this most influential organisation by listening to the voices of those working today. From the thousands of volunteers in the society's five unique gardens (Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex, Harlow Carr in Yorkshire and new addition Bridgewater in Salford), to the one million visitors to its inspirational flower shows (including Chelsea, Hampton Court, Tatton Park, Cardiff, Wisley and Chatsworth); the society gives meaning to more than 475,000 members, millions of television viewers and visitors from around the world.

The RHS is the best of gardening, and this book presents the best of the RHS. Behind the scenes, access all areas, this book will give lasting pleasure to anyone who enjoys their garden. 

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Contents

6 Foreword
by Alan Titchmarsh

8 Introduction
by Sir Nicholas Bacon

12 Chapter 1: In pursuit of excellence
The story of the RHS

22 Chapter 2: A greener and more beautiful place
Investing in the future of horticulture

36 Chapter 3: Wisley
Surrey garden

54 Chapter 4: Gardening for all
58 Rocket science
The Campaign for School Gardening
62 Flower power
Britain in Bloom
66 Community gardening
It's Your Neighbourhood
70 Up front with gardening
Greening Grey Britain
74 Gardening changes lives
Community garden in London
78 Seven days to celebrate
National Gardening Week

82 Chapter 5: Rosemoor
Devon garden

94 Chapter 6: Behind the scenes
98 Ask the experts
Gardening advice
102 Under the microscope
Scientific research
106 Climate change
108 Keeping gardens safe
Plant health
112 Cut and dried
Herbarium
116 It started with daffodils ...
Plant registration
120 Helping hands
Volunteers
124 Chapter 7: Hyde Hall
Essex garden

134 Chapter 8: The shows
must go on ...
138 RHS London shows
144 RHS Chelsea Flower Show
154 RHS Malvern Spring Festival
and Autumn Show
160 RHS Hampton Court Palace
Garden Festival
166 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
172 RHS Flower Show Cardiff
176 RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
180 RHS garden flower shows

186 Chapter 9: Harlow Carr
North Yorkshire garden

198 Chapter 10: Inspiring
everyone to grow
202 Compare and contrast
Plant trials and the Award of Garden Merit
206 A global knowledge bank
Libraries
212 Teabags and bumblebees
Citizen science
214 RHS website
215 A connected society
216 Publishing across platforms
Print and digital
220 Strength in numbers
Affiliated societies
224 Giving and receiving
Partner gardens
228 Green fingers
School of Horticulture
232 A world of opportunities
Bursaries

234 Chapter 11: Bridgewater
Greater Manchester garden

242 Chapter 12: The purest
of human pleasures
The RHS vision

252 Index
255 Acknowledgments
255 Picture credits 

Mehr vom Verlag:

Quarto Publishing Plc

Mehr vom Autor:

Briggs, Matthew

Produktdetails

Medium: Buch
Format: Gebunden
Seiten: 256
Sprache: Englisch
Erschienen: Mai 2019
Maße: 287 x 245 mm
Gewicht: 1501 g
ISBN-10: 0711239355
ISBN-13: 9780711239357

Bestell-Nr.: 24747193 
 

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P_ABB: colour and black and white illusttratios
KNOABBVERMERK: 2019. 256 S. color photos. 278 mm
KNOMITARBEITER: Herausgegeben von Griffin, Helen; Fotos: Jason Ingram
Einband: Gebunden
Sprache: Englisch

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