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TV gardener refreshes Wellbeing Garden at Bradford Garden Centre

A Bradford Garden Centre’s Wellbeing Garden has been revitalised with a seasonal planting scheme.

TV Gardener, Katie Rushworth, visited Tong Garden Centre recently to refresh the garden that she created  in May.

Tong’s Plant Buyer, Steve Smith, worked with his network of growers to source the plants: “The Wellbeing Garden has been transformed from a tranquil relaxation space to a perfect entertaining space that is packed with an abundance of hot colours and textured foliage.

“The garden has been refreshed with bold colours that complement the all year round planting and it looks amazing. Pockets of Kniphofia, Rudbeckia, Helenium and Echinacea show customers how easy it is to transform an existing border with a seasonal refresh.”

The plants have been specially selected by Ms. Rushworth as her VIPs (Very Important Plants) and are available to buy from the centre.

Ms. Rushworth, who works alongside Alan Titchmarsh on ITV’s ‘Love Your Garden’ and ‘Love Your Home and Garden’ is delighted with the new look garden: “I’ve swapped out the soft blues, pinks and lilacs for late summer hot colours and it looks awesome! I love a hot jazzy planting scheme!

“So, if you want a garden that will lift your spirits and put a spring in your step, then be sure to visit Tong for inspiration. It’s been so lovely seeing people taking pictures and enjoying the space.”

The 16m2 space also features an outdoor kitchen and a seating area where customers are encouraged to immerse themselves in the garden.

A ‘snap and share’ competition has also been launched on social media for customers to win £50 worth of plants.

Tong Garden Centre occupies a 19 acre site in Tong village. It is one of Yorkshire’s biggest independent garden centres with 125,000 square feet of retail space and parking for up to 700 cars.