The National Garden Scheme is delighted to welcome Rachel de Thame, one of the country’s favourite gardening media personalities, as its new Ambassador.
Commenting on her appointment George Plumptre, CEO of the National Garden Scheme said: “Her passion for plants and enthusiasm for the promotion of gardens for health and wellbeing, fit seamlessly with our work at the National Garden Scheme.
"Having Rachel on board will help to raise the profile of our gardens and encourage more people to discover the pleasures of visiting gardens.”
Rachel de Thame added: “Our ever-increasing awareness and appreciation of the mental and physical health benefits to be gained, not only from the physical act of gardening, but from simply spending time outdoors in beautiful gardens, gives us all the incentive we could need to visit gardens. This has become very personal for me. I know from first hand experience that wellness and gardens go hand in hand.”
In her new role Rachel will help to promote the National Garden Scheme’s unique array of 3,700 gardens that are open to visitors. She will also champion the charity’s promotion of gardens and health and the wider impact of its annual donations.