Royal Horticultural Society facts for kids
Reflections of the RHS Chelsea flower show, 2010
|7 March 1804
|Promote gardening and horticulture
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) was founded in 1804 in London, England. It was originally called the Horticultural Society of London, and was renamed in 1861. The RHS is the UK's leading gardening charity.
It holds flower shows such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, RHS Tatton Park Flower Show and RHS Cardiff Flower Show.
Medals and awards
The society honours certain people with the Victoria Medal of Honour, and the Banksian, Knightian and Lindley medals. It awards Gold, Silver-gilt, Silver, and Bronze medals to exhibitors at its flower shows. The Veitch Memorial Medal is awarded each year for an outstanding contribution to the science and practice of horticulture.
Other awards bestowed by the society include the Associate of Honour and the Honorary Fellowship.
The Award of Garden Merit, or AGM, is for garden plants that have been extensively tested by the society, and are recommended.
The RHS works to help keep collections of cultivated plants. Some of these collections are kept by the RHS, and others are kept by other people who send documents and dried plant samples to the RHS.
The Lindley Library of the RHS has five branches. The library began as the book collection of John Lindley.
Images for kids
London flower show in Lawrence Hall
In Spanish: Real Sociedad de Horticultura para niños
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