Peter Beales grew his worldwide reputation as a classic rose expert from a small site at Swardeston in 1968, later moving to Attleborough.
His love of old roses took him around the world and as his knowledge expanded so did his business. He was a prolific winner at the Chelsea Flower Show, winning 19 gold medals among other top horticultural awards. He died in January, 2013, aged 76.
BELOW: Peter Beales with ‘Compassion’ at his rose gardens in 2002