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New director of horticulture sought for the Royal Welsh Show

A dynamic leader is being sought to take on the voluntary position of director of horticulture at the Royal Welsh Show, one of Europe’s largest agricultural events.

The promotion of horticulture is one of the key charitable objectives of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society (RWAS) and plans are underway to establish a new Horticultural Village at the 2024 Royal Welsh Show. 

The village will celebrate all aspects of horticulture in Wales – from community to commercial growing, competitive showing and displays, alongside promoting the health and social benefits of gardening, education and building a resilient supply chain of sustainable Welsh produce.

The ethos of the new horticultural village is to ‘inspire, educate and collaborate.’ The village will be a space to inspire by showcasing excellence with competitive exhibits and displays. 

It will be a place for education and learning by working in partnership with schools and colleges. It will also create an opportunity to collaborate through inclusive social spaces, meeting areas and demonstration stages.

Whilst the RWAS is still in the early stages of developing this concept, it envisages a collaborative project where different delivery partners, sponsors and stakeholders can help deliver on this ambitious vision. 

The society is seeking expressions of interest by Monday, October 9 emailed to [email protected]. RWAS chief executive Aled Rhys Jones is happy to have informal talks with potential candidates.