The Royal Horticultural Society has today announced ten new ambassadors to mark the start of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.


With the aim of promoting gardening and growing plants with wider audiences, the ambassadors will work with the RHS to demonstrate the benefits of gardening.

The ten ambassadors are:

Nicki Chapman – will demonstrate you don't have to be an expert to be a gardener.

Tayshan Hayden-Smith – designing his first garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year, he will become an ambassador for young people and community gardening.

RHS / Luke MacGregor

Jo Whiley – 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 – 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 Chelsea Flower Show takes place 24-28 May 2022


Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London