Colin Squire OBE, Chairman Emeritus of Squire’s Garden Centres, has been awarded the prestigious Dean Hole Medal by The Rose Society UK in recognition of his work with, and love of, roses. The award was presented by John Anthony, Chairman of The Rose Society, at Peter Seabrook’s rose bed exhibit for BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC in Birmingham on 25th August 2021.
Peter Seabrook, Ray Martin (The Rose Society), Colin Squire (Squire’s Garden Centres), John Anthony (The Rose Society)
The Dean Hole medal was introduced by the National Rose Society, the forerunner of today’s society, in 1909 for ‘service to the genus rosa’ and is the most highly regarded honour in the field of roses. Notable past recipients include Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1980, and David Austin in 1999.
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