Landscape 2019

Autumn 2021

Janet Manning

Janet Manning


Janet is employed on a 3-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project, funded jointly by Innovate UK and the RHS, and managed as a partnership between Cranfield University and the RHS, to which she is seconded. The project is entitled “Improving water management in RHS Gardens and the wider horticultural community.” Through this project Janet aims to address the challenge of sustainable use of water for gardening in a changing climate. Her approach is to research the best water management products or techniques, persuade people to use them, and show the benefits.

Janet joined the RHS in November 2018 after spending four years in a production nursery. Prior to that she was employed for 17 years with Wessex Water, in various scientific and managerial capacities.