GTN January/February 2022 - Garden Trade News, UK

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Garden Centre Champions

Trevor Pfeiffer , GTN

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“Mr Gardening” - the original gardening superhero

Peter Seabrook MBE, died suddenly at home on Friday 14th January 2022. When the news broke it turned that Sunday into a sad day. We understand he hadn’t been ill and was working with his usual haste but suffered a heart attack at home. What followed was an outpouring of love and affection for a man who touched so many hearts across all parts of horticulture. Obituaries appeared across the world in horticultural trade magazines and in all of the UK national newspapers, even on the front page of The Sun! Here is just a selection of the tributes received at GTN… 4 January / February 2022