Seabrook 80th marked by Fothergill's

Suffolk seedsman Mr Fothergill's marked leading garden writer Peter Seabrook's 80th birthday in early November with the gift of a painting of Verbena Seabrook's Lavender by botanical artist Isobel Bartholomew.


The presentation was made to Seabrook, who has worked in horticulture for more than 60 years, by the company's joint-managing directors David Carey and John Fothergill at a celebration lunch.

Fothergill said: "We wanted to mark Peter's outstanding contribution to the world of gardening in a unique way, and felt a painting of the flower he discovered and developed was appropriate.. His enthusiasm, and in particular his commitment to encourage youngsters to grow plants is remarkable."


Seabrook said: "I had never thought of commissioning a botanical drawing for my Verbena and the framed painting was an unexpected and most welcome gift. I could not be more pleased with both the thought and action by Mr Fothergill’s staff."  

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