Gardeners' Question Time stalwart Geoffrey Smith dies at 80

Gardening maven Geoffrey Smith, who helped create Harrogate's Harlow Carr gardens, has died at the age of 80.

The gardener, broadcaster and writer, who appeared on BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time for 20 years, died on 27 February.

Gardeners' Question Time
will run a tribute to Smith this week, with contributions from fellow panellists.
Gardening writer Peter Seabrook worked with Smith on BBC show Gardeners' Direct Line from 1975 to 1986 and said: "He was quite a character and his experience won't be matched. He goes down in the annals of horticulture."

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