Green-tech is sponsoring the return transportation of 50 tonnes of Yorkshire Dales’ stone to and from London for designer Mark Gregory’s ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The garden celebrates Yorkshire’s iconic countryside, plentiful natural materials, traditional crafts and skilled artisan food production.
Mark, Landform managing director, was inspired by the stunning Yorkshire Dales, which is famous for its Wensleydale cheese, wildflower and buttercup meadows, and iconic drystone walls. His design aims to encourage people to visit the county and experience its beauty.
Bolton Estate has loaned 35 tonnes of walling stone and 15 tonnes of glacial boulders to ensure the garden is authentically Yorkshire. The stone will be used to create a genuine drystone wall and a stone bothy in the garden, while the glacial boulders will be used to create a tumbling beck and fast-flowing stream.
Green-tech stepped in to cover the transport costs for the two artic flatbed loads needed to carry the Yorkshire stone to RHS Chelsea and then return it safely to its home in Yorkshire after the show has ended.
Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “It’s brilliant to see this stunning design being turned into reality. Borrowing some genuine pieces of Yorkshire is a fantastic way to make our garden shine as brightly as this great county does when viewed first hand, and we’re incredibly grateful to Bolton Estate and Green-tech for all their help and support in making this happen.”
Garden designer Mark Gregory added: “To create a garden that truly evokes the beauty of Yorkshire you have to start with the right ingredients. We wouldn’t be doing it justice if we didn’t borrow part of the soul of the county, and it’s amazing that we are being given access to this kind of quality material. We’re trying to make it as authentic as possible, but we are also being incredibly respectful to the environment.”
Richard Kay, Chairman of Green-tech concluded: “We are incredibly proud to be able to support this wonderful garden inspired by the stunning Yorkshire Landscape. I am lucky to have been born, bred and work in Yorkshire, and think its somewhere that everyone should visit, at least once. If Green-tech can help by bringing a little piece of Yorkshire to others, then that’s a good job done.”