Plant’s beautify purpose-built ‘Yorkshire Dales’ at the Yorkshire Hotel

Plant’s beautify purpose-built ‘Yorkshire Dales’ at the Yorkshire Hotel

Our plants have beautified a purpose-built ‘Yorkshire Dales’ in the town centre of Harrogate.

The mini-Yorkshire Dales was created at the front of The Yorkshire Hotel, overlooking the town’s Stray, with tonnes of soil, shrubs, and grass laid along with dry stone walling to create a beer garden in time for the ease of lockdown restrictions on April 12.

The beer garden was named ‘Ales in the Dales’ and is now open for alfresco dining and drinks. It will remain open for five weeks until the hotel can reopen its doors for indoor dining as part of stage three on May 17.

The ambitious project required: 120 tonnes of topsoil, 100 tonnes of Yorkshire Stone, 350 plants, shrubs and trees and 300 sq metres of grass.

Our plants will be loaned to the hotel for the duration of the project and include varieties such as Viburnum tinus, Betula nigra, Prunus rotundifolia, Ligustrum, Fagus sylvatica, Sesleria nitida, Anemanthele lessoniana, Ilex aquifolium and Cornus ‘Winter Beauty’.

Other local businesses who have supported the project include Charity Horticap, Nicholas Edward Gardens, Living Stone, The Hacs Group, Welcome to Yorkshire, Akula Living, David Griffin Artist and Lindum Turf.

Managing Director of the hotel group, Simon Cotton, said: “I can’t thank Ellie and the team at Johnson’s of Whixley enough for their kind and generous support of this outdoor hospitality project as part of the roadmap out of the pandemic.

The Ales In The Dales landscape has very much been a community effort and has importantly brought a lot of happiness to people passing as much as it has to those stopping by for a drink or bite to eat. "

Marketing Manager at Johnsons, Eleanor Richardson said: “We are excited to be involved with the prestigious Yorkshire Hotel’s ‘Ale in The Dales’ as it marks the end of another lockdown.

The garden will see over 260 of our plants used to beautify the area; the plants will be loaned to the hotel for the duration of the project.  We look forward to seeing the metamorphosis of the hotels outside space and have no doubt that it will entice people back to the pub and hotel after a difficult 13 months for the hospitality industry. “

To book your table at The Yorkshire Hotel’s ‘Ales in the Dales’ visit

Posted 14th Apr 3:30pm