The Royal Windsor Rose And Horticultural Society

Introducing our vibrant and welcoming society

Phil Carter, Head Gardener at Windsor Castle with sons Noah (6) and Jack (3). Planting sunflower seeds for the Hope and Happiness project. Picture by Emma Sheppard

Bringing the gardeners, bakers and master crafters together in our community …

The Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society is one of the oldest continuous running societies of its kind. We are a dedicated team of passionate enthusiasts who strive to improve and promote the Society in the Community. Over the last 120 years the society has had six monarchs as Patron and we are thrilled that Her Majesty The Queen continues this tradition today.

We are delighted with the success of our Hope and Happiness Project, supported by Berkeley Homes. The project is the first of its kind and rooted in ‘green therapy’, the proven study of the advantages of gardening to mental and physical wellbeing. By sowing, growing and displaying these seeds, the result has been colourful flashes of yellow to encourage social and community wellbeing.


The Society, along with the support of Berkeley Homes, launched a picture competition as part of the Hope and Happiness Project in conjunction with the Windsor Express, on who can snap the best picture of their home-grown sunflowers.

Visit our Hope and Happiness page to read more about our project and to see the gallery of competition entries.

Judges of the competition will include David Emmanuel, Vice President of the Society and the co-creator of Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding dress, Andrew Try, Chairman of RWRHS, and Lady Nicola Perowne.

The competition closed on September 10th.


Explore our history

The Society was founded by Queen Victoria in 1892 and has been honoured with The Sovereigns patronage ever since … more

Experience our events

To learn more about our year long programme of exciting visits, demonstrations and speaker, please visit our events page.

Discover membership

If you would like to receive the benefits of becoming a member and supporting the Society we would love to hear from you … more

Contact details

18 Horton Road

01753 449449

Registered Charity 236928