Bishop returns to Chelsea Flower Show role

Claire Bishop is the senior houseplant buyer for Dobbies.

The senior houseplant buyer for Dobbies, Claire Bishop, is returning to the prestigious position of Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) chair of assessors for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. She will return to her lead role from 20th May, followed by supervising the moderation and assessors at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (2nd to 7th July) and the Flower Show at Tatton Park (17th to 21st July).

Bishop said: “It’s always an honour being recognised by the Royal Horticultural Society and I'm excited to be able to witness all of the innovation this year's show season will bring. I’m really looking forward to seeing the design and creativity that comes out in full force at RHS Chelsea.”

Andy Hannan, commercial director for Dobbies, added: “Claire is an expert in her field and one of the country's leading authorities on houseplants. Her re-appointment as the RHS chair of assessors is a testament to her passion for garden living and hard work. Huge congrats, Claire!”

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