Peter was known for his kind-heartedness, generosity, passion for plants and the environment, green thumb, and advocation of preservation, just to name a few of his personal attributes.
Peter leaves a legacy as a great influence in fields of organic gardening and horticulture. Through his long media career, Peter launched one of the world’s first gardening talkback radio programs, wrote articles for newspapers and magazines and hosted television programs for ‘It’s Growing’, then ‘Landscape’, before his long-time title of ‘Gardening Australia’.
Peter continued to remain engaged as a Churchill Fellow, delighting audiences at the 2019 Convention of Churchill Fellows in Hobart with a wonderful reflection of his life.
You can read an excerpt from Peter included as part of ‘Bringing Knowledge Home’ publication as he recounts his Fellowship and the significant role that it played throughout his life. You can also read an excerpt about Peter’s journey from ‘Inspiring Australians’ written by Penny Hanely.
The loss of Peter’s warmth will be felt by all who had the pleasure of knowing him personally and from a far.
Peter’s Fellowship was to study modern developments in the presentation of television programmes, more particularly in respect of garden cultivation and design techniques. You can read more about his Fellowship here.