Tim Hughes leaves RHS for horticulture school role at Kew

RHS horticultural courses manager Tim Hughes is moving to Kew to take over an enlarged horticulture school head role.

Tim Hughes
Tim Hughes

Hughes will lead the Kew diploma, which has run since 1963 and has trained Alan Titchmarsh, Alys Fowler, Dan Pearson and Matt Biggs.

Kew horticulture director Richard Barley said: "This is a very exciting chapter for Kew's school of horticulture. Our investment in future generations of horticulturalists is essential to meet the needs for professional and practical skills in the field."

A Kew representative said the role differs from the previous principal of the school of horticulture because it "incorporates strategic and developmental responsibilities."

The RHS will begin to look for a successor for Hughes next week.

Martin Staniforth has been acting principal of Kew's horticulture school after Emma Fox left in 2012.


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