The awards are part of the Britain in Bloom campaign, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, and celebrate the environmental, social and economical impact of horticulture in the Yorkshire region. Entrants can be nominated in a diverse range of categories, encouraging all communities to get involved – from individuals, organisations and businesses to villages, towns and entire cities - to create safer, cleaner and greener local environments. Nominees are marked against rigorous judging criteria, related to the awards of Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver and Bronze standards.
The garden at Pipe and Glass, which was nominated by our guests in the Public Houses and Restaurants category, was hailed as a ‘stunning and very innovative entry’, leading to the presentation of the Gold standard award, and being praised by the judges as ‘a wonderland of edible plants and flowers’.
Celebrations continued as the Pipe and Glass scooped ‘The Yorkshire Rose Commercial Award’
, which is presented to the entry that demonstrates the best involvement from the Business and Retail sector. Based on the criteria set by the RHS, the Pipe and Glass garden was commended for its environmental efforts, as well as being aesthetically appealing. The judges said ‘the rear garden plus a small wood, which is awash with snowdrops, daffodils and wild garlic at different times of the year is a haven for wildlife”.
This recognition comes as the finishing touches are made to a major makeover from Malton garden designers SBA Landscaping, whose MD Stephen Bean says: “I had this concept that every single plant in the garden should be not only beautiful, but also edible and able to be used in the Pipe and Glass kitchens, whether it’s an ornamental rose, a herb, or a vegetable – but without it looking like an allotment.”
Pipe and Glass chef/owner James Mackenzie says: “The Pipe and Glass gardens have always been a major part of the experience here, especially in the summer, and Stephen’s designs and planting have enhanced that enormously. Our guests love to sit out in the finer weather, and enjoy the view from our conservatory when it gets colder.