Harrogate District Hospital received an incredible donation of over 200 plants from the Northern School of Gardening and Grant Horticulture which were used in their award-winning BBC Gardeners World Live entry.
The plants were originally part of the Living the Wild Life Beautiful Border exhibition designed by Charlotte Jones, created to show how small outdoor spaces can be transformed into naturalist havens.
This is the first show garden for landscape architect Charlotte Jones, who at twenty-one is currently studying for her Masters in Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield and is working her year in industry with Grant Horticulture and The Northern School of Gardening.
Dean Bolton-Grant, managing director of Grant Horticulture and founder of The Northern School of Gardening:
Garden design is at the heart of our business. With the pandemic behind us, what better way to showcase our talents, especially our young designer Charlotte Jones, than with a show garden at BBC Gardener’s World Live.
We have worked closely with Johnsons of Whixley who have kindly donated the plants for our Beautiful Border garden, giving us the opportunity to support Harrogate District Hospital with the donation of the plants which we hope will bring patients and staff a little joie de vivre during their day.
Eleanor Richardson, Marketing Manager at Johnsons of Whixley:
Congratulations to The Northern School of Gardening and Grant Horticulture for their Silver Merit award at BBC Gardeners World Live. We were delighted to sponsor the garden with plants worth almost £2,000 and are happy to donate the plants to our local hospital in Harrogate. We look forward to seeing the plants in the ground and hope they bring joy to staff, patients and visitors for many years to come.
Over three hundred plants were delivered by Grant Horticulture to Harrogate District Hospital on Monday, which have now been replanted on the Harrogate District Hospital site to enrich the biodiversity of the area as well as the experience of the staff and visitors.
Yvonne Campbell, Charity and Business Development Project Manager at Harrogate District Hospital, said:
On behalf of Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity, I would like to thank Johnsons of Whixley for this incredible donation and the opportunity to improve our hospital grounds. The donated plants were distributed throughout the hospital to fill our staff and visitor areas with a splash of color.
I would also like to congratulate Charlotte Jones and the team at the Northern School of Gardening and Grant Horticulture for winning a Silver Merit for their border design, a big well done and thank you to everyone involved.
Grant Horticulture is a Harrogate-based garden design company. The company has grown over the past fourteen years to include an online retail business where gardeners can source gardening products that are sustainably produced and built to last. The Northern School of Gardening was founded by Dean Bolton-Grant in June 2021 to provide gardeners with one-day gardening courses based at The Yorke Arms in the heart of Nidderdale.