January 19th 2022
Peter Seabrook MBE, MoH (RHS), AH (RHS), VMH, FCIHort - doyen of garden writers and broadcasters and a good friend of the Gardeners’ Company, died suddenly last week at the age of 85. Horticulture Week reports that before he wrote for newspapers and magazines he was a broadcaster— on the BBC Home Service from 1965 and later on TV’s Gardeners’ World and on Pebble Mill At One.
He first visited Chelsea Flower Show in 1952 and was a regular exhibitor there up to 2021, presenting the Queen with a posy each year.
He was one of horticulture’s most-respected and longest serving writers and, as Horticulture Week's lead opinion writer, was a tireless champion of the industry. He had written for the Sun since 1977 and also wrote for Amateur Gardening for 35 years.
In 2019 the Master Gardener presented him with the Company’s prestigious Prince Edward Award for Excellence in Horticultural Career Development.