To mark their 190th anniversary, JW Lees are working with award-winning garden designer Leon Davis in a bid to win the first gold medal for a pub beer garden at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. Their garden design has been accepted by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and medals will be awarded in July.
Following the show, the garden will be carefully transported to the Golden Pheasant at Plumley, a traditional wayside inn located in the Cheshire countryside, to be permanently incorporated into their landscaped gardens.
Leon Davis was given an open design brief for the garden and experimented with modern materials, techniques and plants. The ‘JW Lees From Hop to Glass Garden’ has drawn on inspiration from across the brewing industry, interpreting materials, features and processes in a contemporary style and composition.
William Lees-Jones, Managing Director at JW Lees said; “Many of our pubs have beautiful beer gardens but we’ve challenged ourselves to have the first-ever RHS gold medal winning beer garden. For our 190th birthday we wanted to create something that we could share with JW Lees customers, and whether by visiting the RHS Tatton Show in July or the Golden Pheasant, Plumley from mid-August we will have created something memorable for people to enjoy. It’s the perfect spot for a pint of beer or an alfresco pub meal.”
Leon Davis, designer, said: “It is great to be creating a garden for JW Lees to celebrate their 190th anniversary, at this year’s RHS Tatton Show. The show is always full of exciting and innovative gardens and design ideas. The design for the JW Lees pub garden has taken inspiration from many elements associated with the brewing industry, from the brass detailing found in a traditional pub to the science of brewing.”