Ian Spence is an author, prolific gardener, and expert plantsman based in Rutland. He worked for many years in Barnsdale, Rutland, preparing weekly projects for the BBC's Gardener's World programme. Ian regularly broadcasts on radio, as well as writing and lecturing widely throughout the country. The Royal Horticultural Society is the world's leading organisation providing advice to gardeners. Its brand is hugely respected as a mark of authority and expertise. The RHS are committed to getting the nation gardening again; with a particular focus on beginners.