Peter Seabrook presented Prince Edward award for Excellence in Horticultural Career Development

Garden writer Peter Seabrook has been given a Worshipful Company of Gardeners award for services to horticultural education.

Seabrook has spearheaded The Sun schools junior petunia and potato growing and getting school-grown plants displayed at Chelsea Flower Show.

The award is intended to highlight real excellence in the field of horticulture. It focuses largely, but not exclusively, on Horticultural Education and Career Development in the widest sense and it is given to individuals and organisations that do not fall within the existing formal educational establishments.

His Royal Highness Prince Edward agreed that each year a carefully researched candidate would be presented to him, with supporting rationale, to be considered for this prestigious award. Generally such candidates will be individuals or enterprises which offer innovative and effective ways of motivating people to take up horticulture as a career. They will facilitate the advancement of individuals in their chosen horticulture fields, provide excellence in career development or simply be seen as inspirational.

Previous winners include Jody Scheckter, Raymond Blanc and David Domoney.


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