Peter Valder

Dr Peter Valder

This week we lost our dear friend and one of the worlds greatest botanists, Dr Peter Valder.

Peter featured on the Burke’s Backyard TV show for 17 years, engaging the audience with his vast knowledge, dry sense of humour and most of all his delightful turn of phrase.

I first met Peter in 1965 at the University of Sydney and we became firm friends. He possessed the greatest horticultural mind I have ever encountered and was a wonderful mentor.

We have posted some of Peter’s most memorable TV segments to the Burke’s Backyard YouTube Channel, links attached.

Our deepest sympathies to the Valder family -Miss you Peter.

Don & the Burke’s Backyard team.

JAPANESE MAPLES -Dr Peter Valder, YouTube:

NARCISSUS  -Dr Peter Valder, YouTube:

GINKGO, MAIDENHAIR TREE  -Dr Peter Valder, YouTube: