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BALI Registered Affiliate member Johnsons of Whixley are proud to have supplied a significant amount of plants to Grantley Hall, a new 5-star luxury hotel in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales that is set to open on the 6th July 2019. 

Grantley Hall, a grade II* listed property has had a complete restoration including the addition of a new large wing, housing 47 exquisite rooms and suites, a wedding and banqueting suite, private event spaces, a tranquil spa, ELITE luxury gym, 18m swimming pool and executive wellness space.

The Hall has a rich history, from the Norton Family who built the property in 1680, to the Furness family who lived there at the turn of the 20th century. Lady Jane Furness was a very keen gardener and was behind the creation of the ornamental Japanese gardens using rock from the nearby Brimham Rocks. The Hall then passed to Sir William Aykroyd who hosted both Queen Mary and then Dame Vera Lynn who entertained convalescing troops in WW2. The current owner, Valerie Sykes, bought the property in 2015 with the vision of restoring the property back to its original splendour and creating a unique wellness, dining and hotel experience in the North of England.

Johnsons supplied many of the plants used to help restore the grounds with large topiary including Fagus (Beech) domes and Buxus (Box) balls, 1000’s of herbaceous, shrubs and grasses for borders and large hedging elements including a large amount of Hedera Hibernica (Ivy) screens that will be used to create partitions in the Hall's gardens.

Group Managing Director Graham Richardson, said:

“Working with Grantley Hall has been a real privilege, we have watched the project progress from its inception into something unique to the area. This will undoubtedly attract new discerning visitors to the North Yorkshire area, we are delighted to have played a small part in creating an inspirational first impression”.

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