May 21, 2022

Dave Peacock MBE Has Passed Away

We’re very sad to share the news that our much loved Dave Peacock has passed away. Friends of the Garden know what a remarkable man Dave was. Words here can’t really do him justice.

The main driving force behind restoring and renewing this local hidden treasure, he was known for his innovation, determination and hard physical graft. He so richly deserved the award of his MBE (as pictured above).

Many of us have benefitted from his wealth of gardening knowledge and enjoyed his good natured banter. He’ll be sorely missed by the volunteers here, Friends of the Garden and, of course, his loving family. Whickham has lost a great local character. Rest in peace, Dave!🌻