England cricket hero Ben Stokes has a stunning new-look garden thanks to the teamwork of Brambledown Landscape Services and Yorkshire commercial nursery Johnsons of Whixley.
The current England vice-captain – voted Sports Personality of the Year 2019 after his heroics in the Cricket World Cup and in the test match at Headingley when England beat Australia – visited Johnsons of Whixley’s onsite trade cash & carry with Brambledown’s Director to select several plants for his garden.
He chose several topiary plants including Buxus cones in 170L pots, varying from 130cm in height to 200cm, and 110cm wide Buxus balls.
Brambledown, one of the UK’s top landscape and maintenance contractors, has been undertaking soft and hard landscaping works – including planting the topiary plants – at the cricketer’s Co Durham property.
Frank Curry, Brambledown Director, said: ” It’s a pleasure to be working with Ben and his wife Clare on their garden plans. They enjoyed the opportunity to visit Johnsons of Whixley and see the vast variety of quality plant material.”
Eleanor Richardson, Johnsons’ marketing manager, added: “The men in our family business are big cricket fans, so were starstruck when Ben Stokes attended our onsite trade cash and carry. As always, it’s a pleasure to work with our long-standing customer Brambledown Landscape Services Ltd who are guaranteed to do a great job for the England cricket star. We look forward to seeing the end result of the garden project.”