Over the past couple of weekends, companies and individuals from the British Association of Landscaping Industries came together to help restore our beer garden following the floods in December which destroyed all lower grounds.
Diane McCulloch, Media Sales & Sponsorship Officer at BALI usually contact the hotel to book their annual Christmas Party. However, last year we had to break the news that Christmas was cancelled at the hotel. Diane immediately volunteered their services for when the time came. Since then she has been in close contact with us at the hotel, and from August it was full steam ahead, and she did not let us down.
Diane arranged a meeting with suppliers for materials and award-winning designer, Peter Cunliffe, director of Northumbrian Landscaping, has taken the time to design and produce 3D designs along with managing the project. Peter and his four guys have been working on the hard landscaping, such as; laying of the cobblestones, erecting the cedar fence and smoking cover. Their craftsmanship and attention to detail has been outstanding and have since been instructed to carry on the landscaping works at the front of the hotel and coffee shop.
Johnsons of Whixley donated £1,000 worth of plants to the project, we thank them for their support.
Roger Moore of Lindum Turf provided and laid the turf, along with the amazing sedum matting, which is being used to cover the roof of the generator cabinet and in between the cedar fencing that is situated between the carpark and garden.
Shane Reddish of CED LTD provided Composite Decking, the Granite paving and Granite cobble stones at an amazing discount, he also volunteered his time on the first weekend.
Richard Gill of Green-Tech LTD provided tons of Soil and Bark. Richard and his wife Jaqueline Gill, volunteered their time over the first weekend.
Alex Clayton from Brambledown Landscaping Services and his wife Judith Clayton volunteered their time on the first weekend.
Sean Easton and his lovely wife Cate Easton also volunteered their time on the first weekend.
Diane volunteered both weekends, she even enticed her sister Bev, a Primary School Teacher; to give up her valuable weekend to help.
We would also like to thank Howie White for the beautiful images.
We are looking forward to meeting up with them all again at their Christmas Party on 10th December, exactly 12 months on.