Fargro founder Godsmark dies

John Godsmark, a founder member of Fargro, has died aged 85. A long-standing and respected glasshouse grower from West Sussex, he left school at 14 to help his mother run the family nursery in the 1930s.

They were founder members of Fargro in 1946, the grower co-operative that spawned Farplants. Godsmark grew mainly cut flowers including his favourite, sweet peas. He was a keen golfer and captain of his local club.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy and three sons Martin, Duncan and David. David follows in his father's footsteps at Swallowfield Nursery and is currently chairman of Fargro. The funeral was held at Tarring Church on 25 August.

See Peter Seabrook's tribute to John Godsmark in his blog, here.


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