Award winning Matthew Wilson to talk at Tong Garden Centre

by | Jul 12, 2016 | News | 0 comments

Gardening expert and award winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show designer, Matthew Wilson will be revisiting Tong Garden Centre on 19 July. He will host a ?Cream Tea and Talk’ event to share his experience of designing the show’s biggest garden.

Mr. Wilson was commissioned to design the Welcome to Yorkshire garden, ?God’s Own County – A Garden For Yorkshire’, that was inspired by the East Window at York Minster and featured Yorkshire grown plants that were supplied by Tong Garden Centre.

Wilson, the former curator of RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate and respected writer, broadcaster and lecturer, will talk to Tong’s customers about the inspiration behind the design. He will also speak of the challenges of creating a Main Avenue garden and the garden’s silver medal and People’s Choice award.

Tong Garden Centre’s marketing manager, Jo Dales is delighted to welcome Matthew Wilson back to Tong.

She said: “Matthew attracted a large crowd and was very well received when he opened Tong’s new plant area back in April and we’re looking forward to being entertained by his Chelsea experiences.”

She added: “We were proud to support Welcome to Yorkshire’s biggest ever garden by donating over 400 plants across 15 species that are all available at Tong, so that people can recreate a little bit of Chelsea in their own gardens.”

Matthew Wilson’s talk at Tong will start at 3.30pm in the Orchard Kitchen on 19 July.

Tickets for the event cost ?5.00 and are available from the Reception desk at Tong Garden Centre. These tickets will also include a cream tea.?Ticket holders will be entitled to a 10% reduction on all outdoor plants by showing their tickets at the till on the day.

Tong Garden Centre offers a lifetime guarantee on all its hardy plants.

Tong Garden Centre occupies a 17 acre site in Tong village. It is one of Yorkshire’s biggest garden centres with 110,000 square feet of retail space and parking for up to 1,000 cars.

more latest news ➡

Wellbeing at Pugh's Garden Centre

Wellbeing Winners at Pugh’s Garden Centre

Pugh’s Garden Centre is a well-known, and highly-regarded garden centre in South Wales. Set up by Sydney Pugh in the 1940’s, it originally started as a wholesale fruit and vegetable grower working from a nursery and selling from the gate. In the 1960’s, Sydney’s...

Cherry Lane acquires Norwich garden centre

Cherry Lane acquires Salhouse Garden Centre near Norwich

A garden centre on the outskirts of Norwich is under new ownership and it will be revamped over the coming months. The Cherry Lane group has acquired Salhouse Garden Centre in Honeycombe Road, which is its 18th site. It has garden centres throughout East...

job opportunity at Grimsby Garden Centre

Unique Garden Centre Business Manager opportunity

Grimsby Garden Centre is excited to share this opening for a Garden Centre Business Manager which is rewarding career opportunity that combines retail management with making a difference in the local community. As Grimsby Garden Centre is owned...

Prosper and Yorkshire Garden Centres part ways

Prosper Bidding Farewell to Yorkshire Garden Centres

Prosper, a leading buying group committed to supporting enterprise and growth within our industry, announces the departure of YGC, effective 30th September 2024. Terry Head Retail Director of Stewarts and Chairman of Prosper, stated, "YGC has been a supportive...

Kent & Stowe Autumn promotion

Kent & Stowe autumn promotion to help boost sales

Kent & Stowe, renowned for its high-quality gardening tools that help gardeners achieve extraordinary results has an array of enticing offers to support garden retailers this autumn. These promotions will encourage the nation to keep on gardening and ensure...

Yorkshire Garden Centres joins the Tillington Group

Yorkshire Garden Centres to join the Tillington Group

Yorkshire Garden Centres have announced that they are to join the Tillington Group.  The Bradford based business took over Tong Garden Centre in 2015 and now operate six centres across Yorkshire from the base at Tong. Mark Farnsworth, Managing Director of Yorkshire...

Dobbies charity appeal

Dobbies Garden Centres seeks new National Charity Partner

Dobbies has launched the search for its next National Charity Partner, as part of its 160th year celebrations. The new partnership will commence on 1 March 2025, following the conclusion of Dobbies’ successful nine-year collaboration with the Teenage Cancer Trust...

Banners for marketing

How Banners Generate Business for Garden Centres

In the verdant world of garden centres, where competition blooms as fiercely as the flowers on display, standing out is paramount to cultivating success. Amidst an array of advertising strategies, banners have emerged as a particularly potent tool for garden...

Read GCR's latest edition!

Subscribe ToThe Wednesday Word

Subscribe To
The Wednesday Word

 

Get all the latest news, events & more straight to your inbox every Wednesday.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This