Become a volunteer…we need your help…

We are a Royal Society run by an energetic and purposeful team of volunteers.  On our team we have an enormous amount of experience and skill in delivering a Show that reflects and represents our Royal Heritage.

As a Society we look at how we can bring our local community together to encourage children, parents and grandparents to create moments of happiness, doing simple things…..gardening, cookery and craft.

In our mission to do our bit in the fight against the mental health crisis that is ravaging our young people and get more people off their screens and off their sofa’s we need your help.  If you fancy working with enthusiastic, energetic and creative people for the benefit of our community then email us at or call us on 01753 449 449.

Meet the Trustees

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Chairman Andrew Try and President Admiral Sir James Perowne


Admiral Sir James Perowne, Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle.

Sir James was Previously Commander Operations and Flag officer Submarines in 1996 and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic.  He is Chairman of the Council of the British Red Cross Queen Mother Memorial Fund and Chairman of the Central Region of the Consumer Council for Water. Sir James became the 105th Governor and Constable of Windsor Castle in 2014.



Andrew Try

Andrew is from a longstanding Windsor family and his grandfather Reginald was heavily involved in the Society.  A local entrepreneur, Andrew is Managing Director of ComXo.  Andrew sits on the Council of Management of The Windsor Festival and is a school governor at Clewer Green , Papplewick and The Berkshire College of Agriculture.


Honorary Secretary

Susann Laughton

Susann’s is a seasoned marketeer with extensive experience in consumer engagement.  Susann was introduced to the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society whilst building an online horticulture business Plantify.


The Coronation Arch

The Society approached Susann to produce and curate the amazingly successful Coronation Arch Project in 2013 and following that asked her to become our Honorary Secretary.


Susann Laughton



Alexandra Denman

Alex  has a BSc in horticulture from Reading and worked at Windsor Great Park and Savill and Valley Gardens under John Bond.  Alex was Show Manager for the RHS Chelsea show for 7 years.


Alex Denman getting technical!


Paul Sedgwick

Paul Sedgwick was appointed Deputy Ranger of the Windsor estate in 2014, and manages a team of around 180, covering activities such as property management, tourism, horticulture, marketing, grounds maintenance and forestry.

A qualified chartered surveyor, Paul was previously a partner with Strutt and Parker, managed the Duke of Wellington’s Stratfield Saye estate, and also managed Lord Iliffe’s estate at Yattendon.  He remains a Non-Executive Director at Stratfield Saye.


Paul Sedgwick



Paul Roach

Paul is Town Manager of Windsor, Eton and Ascot and sits as deputy chair of the Ceremonial Events Planning team, responsible for all state visits and Royal events.

Paul Roach

Paul Roach





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