Peter Clough

Peter Clough’s life in coastal gar­dens led him up and down the west coast of Bri­tain as head gardener of Achamore Gar­dens on the Isle of Gigha; Tresco Abbey Garden, in the Isles of Scilly, and Inverewe Garden on the north-​​west coast of Scot­land. He advised on the pro­vi­sion of shel­ter on Ram­sey Island off the Welsh coast; acted as con­sult­ant to the gar­dens of Colon­say House in the Hebrides, and con­trib­uted to the cliff gar­dens of St Michael’s Mount in Corn­wall. Lat­terly, until his death in 2008, he grew cut foliage and plants suit­able for coastal gar­dens in the ‘milder counties’. He is a con­trib­ut­ing author of Garden­ing on the Edge: Draw­ing on the Corn­wall Exper­i­ence, and wrote an addendum of plant name changes for our new edi­tion of W. Arnold-​​Forster’s Shrubs for the Milder Counties.