Towards the end of the year, director general of The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Sue Biggs, announced she will be retiring in June 2022.
Over the past 11 years, Sue has been working on modernising and growing the RHS. Championing improvements in gardens, flower shows, community initiatives and educational programmes, Sue raised standards of horticulture and science, and helped inspire gardeners and young horticultural professionals too. Now, she leaves the charity in a strong and financially robust place, with record membership numbers.
During 2021, Sue was a top columnist in Pro Landscaper magazine, discussing her views, thoughts and life at the RHS throughout the year. In our January issue, Sue revealed why 2021 was going to be one of the most exciting years yet in her ‘Onwards and upwards’ feature. Hugely excited for the return of the RHS shows, Sue explained why the themes focusing on health, wellbeing, and combating climate change were of importance, and expressed her eagerness to see changes and a growth in the diversity in horticulture – with the help of the RHS. Click here to read more.
Then in our May issue, Sue’s column ‘Reacting to the road map’ discussed the disruption caused by the pandemic, and how the RHS continued to adapt to the ever changing rules and make exciting plans for their future. Click here to read more.
Our September issue included another insightful column from Sue, discussing the success of the RHS shows, the memorable moments, the phenomenal boom the pandemic had influenced in gardening, and the RHS’ fantastic plans to attract people and further develop our wonderful industry in the near future. Click here to read more.