The RHS is the world's leading gardening organisation. Its brand is hugely respected as a mark of authority and expertise. The RHS is committed to getting the nation gardening again, with a focus on encouraging beginners.
Christopher Brickell, former director of the RHS, is an eminent horticulturist. In 1976 he was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour for services to horticulture, followed by a CBE. A former editor of The Plantsman, he has also chaired the International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants. He has worked on several publications with DK including the previous editions of Plants & Flowers and A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants.