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Firm makes county’s Chelsea garden rock

Mark Gregory hopes his garden design will encourage people to see Yorkshire's beauty at first hand. (S)
Mark Gregory hopes his garden design will encourage people to see Yorkshire's beauty at first hand. (S)

A landscape garden supply company has stepped in to ensure that Yorkshire has a heavyweight presence at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Arkendale-based Green-tech is sponsoring the transportation of 50 tonnes of Yorkshire stone to and from the London event, with the help of haulier J. Blakey Haulage of Ripon.

Designer Mark Gregory is creating the Welcome to Yorkshire garden at RHS Chelsea, which showcases the county’s countryside. He hopes the garden will encourage people to visit the county and experience its beauty first-hand.

Thirty-five tonnes of walling stone and 15 tonnes of glacial boulders is on loan from the Bolton Estate in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, ensuring the garden is authentically Yorkshire.

Richard Kay, chairman of Green-tech, said: “We are incredibly proud to be able to 
support this wonderful garden inspired by the stunning 
Yorkshire Landscape. If Green-
tech can help by bringing a little piece of Yorkshire to others then that’s a good job done.”