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  • TV gardener to open new look garden at Tong Garden Centre

    Popular TV gardener Katie Rushworth returns to Tong Garden Centre later this month to open her new look garden and outdoor living space.

    The ITV Love Your Garden co-presenter will officially open the show garden that has been brought to life by Katie and Tong’s team of gardening experts at 11am on Saturday, 18th May.

    Almost double the size of the original Katie Rushworth show garden that was opened in 2017, the tropical themed garden features planted areas, a dining area, an outside kitchen and a place to relax.  It has been designed to give new ideas for planting hot colours and lush foliage in creative combinations as well as inspiring ways to style an outdoor space.

    Katie’s delighted with the look and feel of the new garden: “I think we should decorate our gardens in exactly the same way we dress our homes, making them a wonderful, personal and homely space to enjoy whatever the occasion.

    Colour comes from the plants I’ve chosen to decorate my latest show garden at Tong and, as always, I love to zone spaces so we can really get the most out of our plots! My outdoor dining area is so achievable but it’s the kitchen island I really love. Set against a backdrop of herbs and other tasty edibles, this is a fantastic way to cook outdoors!”

    Tong’s Marketing Manager, Jo Dales is equally delighted: “Katie’s garden has been a huge success and source of inspiration over the last two years. Customers often ask our knowledgeable team asked about plants, the design and the seasonality of the garden.

    The new garden has been designed to reflect the way we are increasingly using our garden as an outside room and that we can plan this space and decorate and accessorise it just like we do the rooms in our home.”

    The garden and outdoor living area will be refreshed as the seasons change with touches that Katie knows people can achieve in their own gardens.

    Throughout the year, Katie will also be on hand to lend her expertise for a series of videos and will be sharing the secrets of her success in a two hour gardening masterclass and book signing on 5th September.

    The eighth series of Love Your Garden, the programme that transforms the gardens of deserving people throughout the UK, is on air now.

    Tong Garden Centre occupies a 14 acre site in Tong village. It is one of Yorkshire’s biggest garden centres with 110,000 square feet of retail space and parking for up to 700 cars.

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