RHS president dies

Royal Horticultural Society president Peter Buckley died today (Tuesday 2 December) after a short illness. He was 66.

Buckley joined the Council of the RHS in 1998, became treasurer in 2002 and has served as the Society’s president since 2006.

He continued to work at holding company Caledonia Investments as chief executive and subsequently chairman, and was listed at 120 on the Times Rich List with a family fortune of £690m.

Buckley was also a passionate gardener, developing his own extensive gardens in southern Scotland.


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