Here we list 10 pioneering BAME gardeners, plus the RHS's new diversity and inclusion manager, who is to start a series of programmes with under-represented groups in August 2020.
Wayne Amiel: National Gardens Scheme gardeners and BBC Gardener's World best garden winner.
Arit Anderson: Gardener's World, Garden Rescue and Chelsea Flower Show TV presenter and garden designer.
Tayshan Hayden-Smith: Founder Grow2Know. Next generation black gardener. https://www.facebook.com/Grow2Know/
Wesley Kerr OBE: Broadcaster, writer, horticulturist and historian, Royal Parks board member.
Juliet Sargeant: First black garden designer and gold medallist at RHS Chelsea Flower Show (2016 Modern Slavery Garden). Former Society of Garden Designers chair (2013).
Advolly Richmond: Garden historian. She has supported Zehra Zaida, who wrote an article campaigning for recognition of historic black garden figure John Ystumllyn.
Cleve West: Garden designer and author including of the new Garden of Vegan.
James Wong: Ethnobotanist and broadcaster.
- New RHS diversity and inclusion officer has been appointed (name TBA - starts 1 August).