HTA reacts to death of influential gardening writer and broadcaster Peter Seabrook

DIDCOT, UK: Gardening writer and broadcaster Peter Seabrook has died suddenly aged 86. In a tribute to the legendary gardening gura and plantsman HTA President Boyd Douglas-Davies said, ,“It was with a heavy heart that I learnt of the passing of Peter Seabrook. He was, without doubt, “Mr Gardening” – the original gardening superhero.”

The HTA President said he was fortunate to meet Peter in the early days of his career in horticulture. “The enthusiasm he shared with me 30+ years ago never diminished. He enthralled and educated the public through TV, radio and the written word for decades.

“His passion for everything garden related was infectious. He engaged with children as easily as he did with their grand-parents. He had time for all and was never slow to share his opinion.

“Many a time I have shared a stage with Peter and been amazed at his unwavering ability to answer any question. His ‘readers letters’ were legendary and hugely entertaining.”

According to Douglas-Davies the industry has lost a true champion. A character. A media giant. “A knowledge that will be impossible to replace. Above all, we have today lost a friend. Peter RIP.”

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