Peter Seabrook, MBE, died suddenly on Friday of a heart attack. At 86 he was campaigning for UK growers till the end.
He started at the BBC in 1963 and first appeared as a presenter on Gardener’s World in 1969.
Peter was gardening editor for the Sun, for whom he published the first article “Spuds are worth it” in 1977.
He was much more than a journalist, he went out of his way to encourage everyone within the sector. Throughout his career he campaigned for British growers and plants in general. He chaired industry groups and galvanised the industry into displays at Chelsea, Gardener’s World and other RHS shows.
He was awarded the MBE and the Royal Horticultural Society gave him its top award, the Victoria Medal of Honour.