Welcome to Yorkshire's Chelsea Flower Show garden attracts some famous faces

Welcome to Yorkshire's garden at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show was awarded a gold medal on Tuesday morning.

The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden. PIC: Rachel Warne
The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden. PIC: Rachel Warne

As well as impressing the judges the garden, designed by Mark Gregory, has attracted a host of famous faces. It celebrates the council's canals and industrial heritage with a canal lock placed centre stage featuring two genuine lock gates which were donated by the Canal & River Trust after being removed from the Huddersfield narrow canal.

The garden design is centred around a show stopping canal lock featuring real canal gates from West Yorkshire.

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The themes of the garden celebrate the county's industrial heritage and the contemporary tourist activities now enjoyed on the canals.
Yorkshire's finest, actor Dame Judi Dench pays a visit to the canal.
Legendary Barnsley poet Ian McMillan, well known for his strong, distinctive Yorkshire voice, performed a brand-new bespoke poem on the garden written specially for the occasion.
The Duke of York visited the Welcome to Yorkshire garden during his visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Comedian Bill Bailey called in for a see saw on the lock.
Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton in the garden.
Nicki Chapman also attended the display.
Channel 4's news anchor took a look around the garden. The broadcasters will move their national headquarters to the county later in the year.
TV and radio star Vanessa Feltz wore a floral ensemble to the occasion.
The Radio 2 DJ explored the canal side.
The pantomime star with Welcome to Yorkshire's commercial director Peter Dodd.
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen wore an eye-catching suit for his look around the canal.
Horticultural expert Alan Titchmarsh also took a look around the garden.
The TV stalwart strikes a pose on the canal lock.