Our advisory panel

We understand the significance of exhibiting at RHS Chelsea so we’ve brought together some of the brightest and best in the horticultural world to help guide entrants.

Arne Maynard

Internationally-renowned
,
garden designer

Central to Arne's work as an international garden designer is his ability to identify and draw out the essence of a place, something that gives his gardens a particular quality of harmony and belonging. He has a collaborative approach to design and believes that to succeed, a garden must relate and respond to its surrounding landscape, its history and to the buildings within and around its confines, as well as to the needs of its owners. Arne is an RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal and Best in Show winning designer and is hailed by his profession as one of most important garden designers working today.

Arne Maynard

Internationally-renowned
garden designer
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Mark Fane

Chief Executive of Crocus
,
& RHS Vice President

Mark is Chief Executive of Crocus and has worked with many of the top garden designers over the last 20 years, building over 30 Show Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show and winning 29 Gold Medals and 11 Best in Shows. Between 2009 and 2019 he was a Trustee on the RHS Council as well as serving on the RHS Commercial Board, the Investment Board and the Nominations and Governance Board. He became a Vice-president of the RHS in 2019. He is currently the Chairman of the Garden Museum and a Trustee of the Chatsworth House Trust.

Mark Fane

Chief Executive of Crocus
& RHS Vice President
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Alexandra Denman

Independent Project Manager
,
& former RHS Chelsea Flower

Alexandra is a Horticulturalist and was the RHS Chelsea Show Manager and then Head of Shows Development, from 2006 to 2014. During this time, she curated the horticultural content of the show overseeing hundreds of exhibits. She worked closely with designers, charities and sponsors to manage the complexities of exhibiting and help them realise their dreams.She is passionate about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the opportunities it presents for designers and plantspeople to showcase their talents and the outstanding benefits it can provide for charities and sponsors. Alexandra is a Trustee of the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society.

Alexandra Denman

Independent Project Manager
& former RHS Chelsea Flower
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Rosie Atkins

Curator, Editor &
,
RHS Vice President

Rosie started her journalistic career at the Sunday Times.  In 1992 she launched and edited the award-winning magazine Gardens Illustrated leaving to become Curator of Chelsea Physic Garden in 2001. During that time she served on the Council of the Linnean Society and the Royal Horticultural Society where she is now a Vice-President. Rosie is a founder trustee of London Gardens’ Network; chairman emeritus of RHS Woody Plant Committee and Trustee of Great Dixter Charitable Trust.

Rosie Atkins

Curator, Editor &
RHS Vice President
selection-committee