RHS president and passionate gardener Peter Buckley dies

RHS president Peter Buckley died last week, aged 66.

Buckley joined the Council of the RHS in 1998, became treasurer in 2002 and had served as the society's president since 2006.

He continued to work at holding company Caledonia Investments as chief executive and subsequently chairman, and was listed at 120 on the Sunday Times Rich List with a family fortune of £690m.

Buckley was also a passionate gardener, developing his own extensive gardens in southern Scotland.

Treasurer Giles Coode-Adams, vice-president Nigel Colborn and director general Inga Grimsey will cover his responsibilities before appointments are considered at a meeting on 17 December.


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