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Slack Top Alpine Nursery has helped give spring a head start by supplying more than 300 alpine plants, to be planted in the rockery of the Yorkshire Museum Gardens in York this week, giving a welcome splash of colour. The rockery was originally created by students of Askham Bryan College in 1980. Continuing the link, the new look rockery will be also be stocked by an Askham Bryan student, as Michael Mitchell (owner of Slack Top Nursery) attended the college some 25 years ago. The replant of the Rockery will be a temporary display, prior to a much larger rockery being created to honour the famous Victorian Backhouse Nursery which used to be in York and at one point was larger than Kew Gardens. Sjaak Kastelijn, Garden Manager, said: “We have been working closely with Slack Top Nursery in Hebden Bridge to come up with a brilliant range of plants that will add colour and diversity to the Museum Garden’s rockery. It is nice to Michael involved because of his links to Askham Bryan but also because he is a gold medal winning grower of alpines with a great deal of expertise in this area. We hope that by working with him we can create a brilliant new look rockery for people to enjoy this summer.” Michael continues “It has been really interesting to specify plants for this project, and help Sjaak and his team to rejuvenate a very popular green space within York. We’re looking forward to going back in June to see the rockery once the plants have got established.”
Posted by Slack Top on 30/03 at 10:02 PM in General news