2019 Sponsors and Supporters

It takes a huge effort and fantastic team to create the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden and we are incredibly grateful to all those that have played a part.

Canal and Rivers Trust

Canal & River Trust

We care for and bring to life 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across England & Wales.  We believe waterways have the power to make a difference to people’s lives and that spending time by water can make us all healthier and happier. By bringing communities together to make a difference to their local waterway, we are creating places and spaces that can be used and enjoyed by everyone, every day.


An award-winning company creating high quality gardens and landscapes. They offer a range of services in the fields of design, construction and planting. We are delighted to have worked with landform again this year to build the Welcome to Yorkshire garden.


Richard Clegg

Richard has a wealth of experience using new and reclaimed stone to create dry stone walls, water features and much more with an artistic and craft focussed approach. Richard and his team have built the garden bothy and dry-stone walls in the garden.


Caddick Construction

Caddick Group plc offers a wide range of services which include Design, Construction, Civil

Engineering, Property Development, Property Management, Leisure and Event Management. Caddick Construction Limited has built its exemplar reputation for delivering high quality new build, refurbishment and civil construction on a 39-year heritage. Caddick have kindly supplied a range of hard landscaping materials for the garden.


Johnsons of Whixley

Johnsons of Whixley is one of the longest established and largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe and a trusted supplier of plants and trees to the amenity and garden retail sectors in the UK. They have kindly helped us transport materials from Yorkshire to the garden at Chelsea.



Green-tech is the UKs largest landscaping supplier providing quality landscaping materials and wholesale garden supplies for landscape contractors, architects, designers and landowners.

Proudly based in North Yorkshire with nationwide delivery capability, Green-tech stock over 6500 tried and tested landscape essentials.

Founded in 1994 by local couple Richard and Rachel Kay with nothing but bags of ideas, energy and determination, Green-tech has grown steadily and surely and today is the leading supplier of landscape products and consumables, employing more than 80 people.

Sited in our own purpose business park, with large offices, extensive warehousing and distribution facilities near Knaresborough, Green-tech is the proud winner of many industry awards.

Find out more green-tech.co.uk

Emma Stothard  

Emma was born in Hull and grew up in Kilnsea where she was inspired as a child by the Holderness landscapes around her home. Emma sculpts in willow and wire and now exhibits nationally and internationally, and her sculptures grace the gardens of stately homes, galleries and private homes around the country. Look out for the family of water voles along the canal which Emma has created especially for the garden.



Makita, the foremost manufacturer of power tools in the world. With 100 years’ experience, our products are lauded the world over for both their performance and quality. Makita have kindly supplied power tools for the garden including the powerful pumps that move the water through the lock gates.


Outhwaites Ltd

Outhwaites Ropemakers of Hawes – also the Yorkshire Dales home of Wensleydale cheese – produce specialist rope and braid products, including barrier ropes, bannister ropes and dog leads. Outhwaites have kindly supplied the rope around the garden.


Melanie Clare

Working to maintain the long tradition of canal art on and around the waterways, Melanie adheres to the colours and motifs of this unique art form.  She specialises in decorative doors, panels and ancillary objects for boats and canal related items for the home.  Melanie is delighted to have been invited to contribute some typical canal art pieces to the Welcome to Yorkshire garden and has prepared a milk churn featuring a stylised Skipton Castle in the design, a pair of narrowboat cabin doors, a decorative panel with coat hooks which describes the Bingley Five Rise locks and some smaller items of “canalia”.  In the mind of the garden designer, these items have been collected by the lock keeper and displayed in and around his little office by the lock. 


Bradshaws Direct

York based Bradshaw’s Direct is the UK’s number one home shopping supplier of water gardening goods and pond equipment. They have kindly supplied equipment including liner and pipes for the garden canal.


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