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Tour de Yorkshire garden gets RHS silver service at Chelsea

Alistair Baldwin and Gary Verity in front of the silver medal-winning Tour de Yorkshire garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Alistair Baldwin and Gary Verity in front of the silver medal-winning Tour de Yorkshire garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

A Grand Depart garden has claimed a silver medal at the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show.

Welcome to Yorkshire’s Tour de Yorkshire garden celebrates the county’s hosting of the opening stages of this year’s Tour de France, as well as bringing together the best-known features of the county’s rural and urban landscapes.

A windswept hawthorn tree taken from the soil at Brimham Rocks, in North Yorkshire, features in the creation designed by Bedale-based Alistair W Baldwin Associates.

The design aims to capture both the rural beauty of the North York Moors and Yorkshire’s honed urban cityscapes, which will host the world’s greatest cyclists on July 5 and 6.

Alistair Baldwin, director of AWB Associates, said: “Silver at Chelsea is a great achievement for the garden, and the public’s reaction has been fantastic.”

The achievement came as Tour organisers TdFHUB2104 Ltd revealed the locations of its last three official Grand Depart spectator hubs. The free ticketed hubs in Hebden Bridge, York’s Monk Stray and Ripon Market Place and Racecourse are the last of 20 to be named. Visit www.letour.yorkshire.com for details.

To vote for the Tour de Yorkshire garden to win the RHS People’s Choice Award, visit yorkshire.com/chelsea.

 

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