The trigger this time was due to the 25th Anniversary of the restored West Dean Gardens in Sussex. Specifically, it was the Press Release about the Garden Party held on 16th September 2016, where Peter Thoday was a guest.
Speaking at the party, Peter congratulated the head gardeners, husband and wife team Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain, on their 25 years at West Dean, commenting, "The gardens at West Dean are the best place in Britain to see the skills that underpin the craft of gardening practiced to perfection."
Jim and Sarah have often declared that their inspiration to restore West Dean was The Victorian Kitchen Garden, the BBC television series presented by Peter in 1987.
Other guests at the Garden Party included: John Gardiner, Executive Vice President, Royal Horticultural Society; Michael Fitt, OBE, Chairman, The Royal Parks Guild; and Susan Campbell, Vice President of The Gardens Trust, and founder of the Walled Kitchen Garden Network.
The Press Release also includes a rather charming little biography of Peter. If it seems familiar to you, as it did to me, you may have read something very similar in another article.