Wold Top Brewery sponsors nature inspired garden at Chelsea Flower Show

Directors at Wold Newton based Wold Top Brewery are celebrating after securing a sponsorship deal for a garden at the centenary RHS Chelsea Flower Show next month.

The garden, designed by 2011 RHS Chelsea Gold winning designer and Yorkshireman Jamie Dunstan, is called “As Nature Intended” and is a holistic appreciation of how nature influences art, medicine and food production through sculpture and hard and soft landscaping.

Brewery owner and horticulturalist Gill Mellor explained how the opportunity arose; “We were approached because a large section of the garden is made up of barley and Jamie’s sponsors, Stockton Drilling wanted to partner with a Yorkshire based brewery.”

Fiona O’Connell, proprietor Stockton Drilling commented; “We wanted to try and help promote the use of barley within the garden and to continue our theme by using Yorkshire based companies and produce, so Wold Top Brewery’s sponsorship proposal was well received.”

Gill said; “It’s thought that it will be the first time that barley has been used at Chelsea but it’s very appropriate for a Yorkshire themed garden as the Yorkshire Wolds is one of England’s prime malting barley growing areas. We’ll also be using some of this Wolds grown barley to produce a commemorative “As Nature Intended” beer that will be available on Press Day.”

In addition to the barley, “As Nature Intended” features natural stone provided by Burlington Stone, yew and willow sculptures by highly acclaimed Yorkshire sculptor Emma Stothard and a sympathetic planting scheme.

The centenary RHS Chelsea Flower Show is from 21-25 May and Gill Mellor will be on hand throughout the show to talk to visitors about the barley and the micro-brewery that is based on the family’s farm on the Yorkshire Wolds. The ‘As Nature Intended’ garden will be located on Main Avenue.