For the first time this year, the Chelsea Flower Show has been run entirely by women. Alex Baulkwill took over as Show Manager last year, having worked on the RHS magazine The Garden for some years. She’s in charge of all the exhibitors, and her deputy’s also a woman. The Operations Manager at the show, in charge of the site, the services, logistics etc is Caroline Humphries and her deputy is also a woman. The Press Office is staffed entirely by women. Even the recently appointed Director General of the whole Society is a woman, Inga Grimsey, and three of the other directors are also women. Bob Sweet, Head of Shows Development at the RHS, and Stephen Bennett, Director of Shows at the Society had better look out as the image of the Society run by men in suits is changing at last!