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The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 as the London Horticultural Society, and gained its present name in a Royal Charter granted in 1861 by Prince Albert. It is a charity and exists to promote gardening and horticulture in Britain and Europe. This is done through a series of flower shows and through many model gardens that are open to the public. 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A Royal Charter is a charter given by a monarch to legitimize an incorporated body, such as a city, company, university or such. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Francis Charles Augustus Albert Emmanuel, of the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha branch of the House of Wettin) (26 August 1819 - 14 December 1861) was the husband and consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... This article refers to the act of selfless giving, and organizations which facilitate selfless giving. ... A gardener Gardening is the craft of growing plants with the goal of creating a beautiful environment. ... The Latin words hortus (garden plant) and cultura (culture) together form horticulture, classically defined as the culture or growing of garden plants. ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ...


The RHS has four flagship gardens in England: Wisley Garden, near the village of Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex and Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire. The most famous of the RHS's flower shows is the annual Chelsea Flower Show, but it also organizes two others: at Hampton Court and Tatton Park in Cheshire. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... The Royal Horticultural Societys garden at Wisley in the English county of Surrey south of London, is one of the three most visited paid gardens in the United Kingdom alongside Kew Gardens and Alnwick Garden. ... Wisley, England is a small village in Surrey, between Cobham and Ripley. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... The inner harbour, Brixham, south Devon, at low tide Devon is a large county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Bolton Abbey North Yorkshire is a Shire county within the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... The Chelsea Flower Show is a garden show held each year for four days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society, Chelsea, London, England. ... The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is an annual event in July run by the Royal Horticultural Society at Hampton Court Palace. ... The Tatton Park Flower Show is an annual event run by the Royal Horticultural Society at Tatton Park. ... This article is about the English county. ...


The RHS operates the Britain in Bloom competition. Britain in Bloom is a horticultural competition in the United Kingdom; organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, and currently sponsored by B&Q. It is entered by settlements; the winner is the settlement judged to have beautified itself best with the use of flowers and plants. ...


The RHS is custodian of the Lindley Library, housed within its headquarters at 80 Vincent Square, London, and in branches at each of its four gardens. The library is based upon the book collection of John Lindley. John Lindley (February 8, 1799 - November 1, 1865) was an English botanist. ...


The RHS celebrated its bicentenary in 2004. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Royal Horticultural Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (210 words)
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 as the London Horticultural Society, and gained its present name in a Royal Charter granted in 1861 by Prince Albert.
It is a charity and exists to promote gardening and horticulture in Britain and Europe.
This is done through a series of flower shows and through many model gardens that are open to the public.
Victorian London - Entertainment and Recreation - Societies - Horticultural Society of London / Royal Horticultural ... (1213 words)
This society has three exhibitions every year, in May, June, and July, at its gardens at Chiswick, and distributes medals for the best flowers and fruit shown at each exhibition.
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, South Kensington and Chiswick, under the presidency of the late Prince Consort, was established in 1804, and incorporated in 1809.
With the object of promoting scientific gardening the Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804, and fourteen years later experimental gardens were established between the famous Chiswick House, where Charles James Fox and George Canning died, and Turnham Green.
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