Plantlife appoints new vice president

Plantlife has appointed a new vice president: broadcaster, horticulturalist, writer and garden designer Rachel de Thame.

Rachel?s passion for gardens is firmly rooted in a love of our ?native flora. She said: ?Wildflowers are part of our heritage, and vital to the pollinators that rely on them. A future without them is unimaginable. That?s why I?m proud to become Plantlife?s vice president. Since launching 25 years ago, they have protected and conserved the nation?s unique and irreplaceable flora.?

Rachel is perhaps best known as a presenter of the BBC?s flagship series Gardeners? World and Great British Garden Revival, as well as reporting from all the major flower shows. Rachel is currently creating a wild flower meadow at her Cotswold home.

Plantlife CEO Marian Spain commented: ?I am thrilled that Rachel will be working with Plantlife. Her passion for plants will be a huge boost to everybody in working towards our aim of saving and celebrating wild flowers. With one in every five of our native flowers under threat, Rachel?s support will be invaluable in inspiring even more people to take action for our vanishing flora.?

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