To complement Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre and enhance the experience of visitors, Shakespeare’s Village will feature a traditional Elizabethan garden, with ornate box-edged beds of cottage flowers, roses and herbs.

Award-winning Yorkshire garden designer Sally Tierney has been engaged to design and create the garden. Sally has been designing gardens and running her company Yorkshire Garden Designer for the past 20 years and is the winner of a Silver-Gilt medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s renowned Chelsea Flower Show. She has also won numerous gold medals at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show including ‘Best in Show’, the highest accolade.

Sally studied horticulture at Askham Bryan College in York, and then completed a degree in Landscape Management at the University of Leeds. She went on to become an apprentice with English Heritage, working at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, outside Newcastle, where she honed her skills in creating historically-orientated gardens. She has also created gardens and public open spaces at Harrogate District Hospital, York’s Rowntree Park, and Letchworth Garden City as well as many private gardens round the county.

More at: yorkshiregardendesigner.co.uk.

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