The Tea for Two show garden, designed by Northumberland based garden designer Peter Cunliffe and supported by a host of members of the BALI Yorkshire and North East Region, has been awarded the prestigious Premier Gold Award at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show this morning. The award is not always presented and represents a truly exceptional design and execution. Several loyal supporters of Perennial have been involved in the build including Green-Tech Ltd, Johnson’s of Whixley, CED Stone Group, Hedges Direct, BS Bamboo, Lindum Turf and Turf n Earth. Read more on the BALI website here.
The North of England Horticultural Society, organisers of the Harrogate Spring and Autumn Flower Shows, are keen supporters of the work of Perennial. Show Director Nick Smith is a member of the nearby York Gate Garden gardens committee.
Speaking from the show, where Perennial have a stand in The Gardening Hall (GH3), Laura Garnett, Development Manager at Perennial, says:
“We’re thrilled for the BALI Yorkshire and North East team who have worked so hard on the Tea for Two garden – it’s a great start to the year for them. Congratulations must also go to all the award winners at what looks like a vintage year. I love being able to meet supporters here in Harrogate and of course the sale of our gifts and products is a crucial source of income. But our trade stand also plays an important role in signposting our services and we look forward to spreading the word about the help Perennial offers all people working in or retired from horticulture here at the show.”
A host of BALI members are supporting Perennial’s HortAid fundraising campaign this year. The Yorkshire and North East Region are getting involved in the Broomfield Landscaper Challenge (more details soon) and members from across the UK are taking part in the Three Peakers Ride Again event in September. Anyone can raise money for Perennial – find out how at hortaid.org.uk
Also awarded Premier Gold at the Harrogate Flower Show this morning were Craig House Cacti, the National Auricula & Primula Society, Don Billington (the national collection holder of bromeliads), Plantagogo and Fibrex Nurseries. For a full list of awards visit http://www.flowershow.org.uk.