Dr Tim Upson, Curator at the Garden for 17 years, will be leaving this March to joining the Royal Horticultural Society as their Director of Horticulture.
During his time at the Garden, also as Deputy Director in recent years, Tim has been responsible for innumerable Garden developments and initiatives, including the renovation of the Glasshouse Range, the redesign and planting of the Fen Display, and the development of the new entrance at 1 Brookside, to name but a few of his achievements.
At the RHS, Tim will be responsible for ensuring the highest standards of horticulture are always to be seen across all the organisation's gardens, shows and elsewhere. His other responsibilities will include the RHS Trials/AGM programme, trade relationships, bursaries & expeditions and Horticulture Matters, the industry campaign to make horticulture a career to be proud of.
Professor Beverley Glover, Director of the Garden, said: I am very proud that Tim's excellent work here in Cambridge has been recognised by the RHS, and delighted at the new opportunities this will bring for Tim and for the links between our organisations. However, it is clear that we will miss his expertise and enthusiasm a great deal, and the staff of the Garden will all be very sad to see Tim go.