Pat led the show across five decades and was a pillar of the horticultural community, she will be sadly missed.
Pat often said that 'horticulture is for life' and she was happy to dedicate hers to serving it, first working on the Four Oaks nursery then going on to build and evolve a successful international trade show for the sector, one that has a completely unique and special character, which is her lasting legacy to the industry.
Pat is survived by a son, Stephen, four grandchildren and a great grandson. The funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday 20th September at 11.30am. Donations to Cancer Research, no flowers.
Tributes to Pat are being collated by Horticulture Week magazine for a feature in her honour next month – if you’d like to contribute email Matthew.Appleby@haymarket.com