Plantlife's President & Vice-President



Philip Mould OBE

Philip Mould has been an amateur enthusiast for wild plants since early childhood, and this deep interest has developed into an ardent commitment to plant conservation. He is a fellow of the Linnaean Society His business interests and professional experience in communication are among the strengths he brings to Plantlife International as a Trustee. He is one of the country’s foremost authorities on British portraiture, and has a West End gallery specialising in the subject. For twenty years he was art adviser to the House of Commons and Lords. Philip has published on art-related subjects and is the author of SLEUTH: The Amazinq Quest for Lost Art Treasures, and Sleepers: In Search of Lost Old Masters. He is also a regular broadcaster, reviewer and writer for the national press. His television work includes writing and presenting the Channel 4 series Changing Faces, and co-presenting BBC1’s prime-time art discovery programme, Fake or Fortune? He is also a regular expert on The Antiques Show.



Rachel de Thame

Rachel is probably best known for her TV work, appearing on the BBC’s Gardeners’ World and co-hosting major RHS gardening shows, such as The Chelsea Flower Show, Malvern Flower Show, The Hampton Court Flower Show and BBC's Gardeners World Live. She also travels around the UK for Countrywise on ITV and has fronted two series of her own (Gardening with the Experts and Small Town Gardens). On radio, Rachel has appeared on A Good Read and Great Lives and guested on Essential Classics and Woman's Hour. She has also featured in many gardening slots for BBC Local Radio stations. Rachel has also written two gardening books: Small Town Gardener and Rachel de Thame's Top 100 Star Plants. She co-authored Gardening with the Experts and contributed to Moving on Up. Rachel writes a regular gardening column for The Sunday Times.