Spring is coming and so is the beautiful Radley X RHS collection

A new range of horticulture-inspired leather handbags and accessories to launch in March 2024

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced an exciting new collaboration with Radley, an industry-leading name in expertly made leather handbags and accessories, that will bring beautiful horticulture-inspired designs to a new collection launching, appropriately enough, in the spring.

The Radley X RHS collection includes handbags, purses and tote bags, and features designs inspired by artwork   from the RHS Lindley Collections, the world’s finest collection of botanical art, as well as the magnificent RHS Gardens themselves.

In particular the designs are based on the work of admired female artists Caroline Maria Applebee (c1787-1854), whose 300 or more elegant drawings are a fascinating record of social and horticultural history in her time, and Gertrude Jekyll (1843–1932), whose highly influential work laid the basis for modern garden design.

The result is a collaboration abloom with flora and fauna in horticulture-inspired shades of Hosta, Cactus, Lavender, Wisteria and Mimosa. The designs feature colour and foil-embossed details using leather expertly printed and appliquéd onto signature shapes. The RHS name will appear on swing tickets and sewn-in seam labels and on POS material in stores.

The Radley X RHS special edition collection will be available from 11 March 2024 at Radley’s London & Glasgow flagship stores, online and at a number of well-known retailers and independent stockists.

For this launch the RHS is partnering with a company known for creativity, craftsmanship, attention to detail and amazing design. Born in the heart of London in 1998, Radley stylishly combines fashion and function in all its products: every handbag and accessory is made to last by skilled craftspeople.

Radley’s Creative Director Zizi Hill says: “It was a privilege to be given access to the RHS Lindley Collections to create this one-of-a-kind collection. Radley’s blend of creative design, quality materials and immaculate craftsmanship has combined with the much-loved RHS brand and its unique design assets in a truly unique offering that we are certain our customers will adore.”

Cathy Snow, Licensing Manager, RHS, says: “This gorgeous collection not only highlights the plants and flowers that help wildlife thrive but is highly desirable in its own right. It’s a perfect partnership of skilled craftsmanship and gorgeous designs from some of the UK’s greatest horticultural artists, that I have no doubt will receive an enthusiastic reception.”

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