Despite the fact that it gets no funding from the government, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has made impressive strides in achieving its goals. While members pay subscription fees, this covers only a small fraction of their budgetary needs. The organization is therefore forced to rely on the goodwill of large and small contributors, and sponsorship from various private entities. A number of volunteers also assist the organization in its worthwhile efforts to help a new generation to appreciate the importance of gardening.
If you enjoy gardening and flower shows, you should check the website of the RHS regularly. It regularly posts the dates, times and locations of upcoming events. If you are interested in attending any of these shows, you can buy the tickets on the RHS website. However, that is not the only benefit that this great website has to offer its visitors.
One of its interesting features is the Plant of the Month posting. Each month, a different plant is profiled, so you never know when plants in your garden might make an appearance. The RHS not only offers basic information on the plant itself, it offers important care tips. So people who garden as a hobby can gain great insight from these monthly posts. You might need advice on the best time to plant, and how to deal with common plant problems like aphids.
You could also learn a lot from the twice monthly Podcasts on the website. You not only get advice on caring for your plants, you will also get expert tips on setting up an attractive garden. Each new planting season the RHS publishes its spring catalogue. This will help you to know which plants will help your garden to look its best. You can order the plants you wants through the same link on the website.
The RHS offers a trainee programme that could put you on the path to a new career. Trainees who are selected will work at one of the four RHS gardens. Anyone can join the RHS when they visit the website, and this offers a number of benefits. After you join you can activate your gift membership which can get you discounts on gardening shows. You can also get personalized gardening advice from the experts. You can also sign up for the e-newsletter to get updates from the RHS on shows, gardening tips and special offers.