Wensleydale businesses provide products for Yorkshire garden at Chelsea Flower Show

The Welcome to Yorkshire garden at Chelsea Flower Show.

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Two businesses in Wensleydale have worked together to provide the products that marked the perimeter of the Yorkshire Garden at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Outhwaites, traditional ropemakers in Hawes, supplied 30 metres of polyhemp barrier rope. Gayle Mill, just a mile away, made 20 bespoke wooden posts especially for Welcome to Yorkshire’s medal-winning garden.

The garden, which was designed by Yorkshire-born Tracy Foster to reflect the scenery and plants of the county’s East Coast, won a silver medal at the Show.

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“We were surprised and pleased to be asked to undertake this commission,” said Ruth Annison of Outhwaites.

”We are used to seeing our products in many public places around the UK but, on this occasion, they were even spotted as part of the backdrop to the first morning’s weather forecast, broadcast from Chelsea.“

Mill manager Claire Lambert added: “Gayle Mill sourced wood locally to make the posts, which were crafted to an exacting design by William Lambert, chair of Gayle Mill Trust.

“We were pleased to be asked to represent one of the many Yorkshire businesses that have supported Welcome to Yorkshire this year.”

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