Helen YoungGreat UK rose grower dies

Peter Beales

Peter Beales, RHS Chelsea gold-winning rose grower & the man who grew the Queen’s rose for her Diamond Jubilee last year has died at the age of 76. Peter Beales was one of the world’s leading rose growers and a multiple RHS Chelsea gold winner.

Peter Beale's Classic Roses Queens Jubilee rose

Peter Beale’s Classic Roses Queens Jubilee rose

Celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh, said Mr Beales was a “great gardener” whose influence will continue. Mr Beales was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour by the RHS in recognition of his success as a rose grower, which began in 1968, when he opened his business in Swardeston.

He died at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after suffering from heart problems.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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Helen Young

About Helen Young

Helen is a regular garden columnist for the Weekend Australian, horticulture editor for Australian House and Garden, presenter on ABC702 radio's weekend gardening program, consulting horticulturist, author of 'Balcony Gardening', and garden tour host. Sydney, NSW

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