Multi award-winning garden designer, Mark Gregory, has been given the title of Vice President of The Yorkshire Society, following in the footsteps of Sir Michael Parkinson, Sir Geoffrey Boycott and the Archbishop of York to name just a few.
Thanks to his highly praised work at RHS Chelsea Flower Show over more than 30 years, particularly his gold medal-winning design of the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden last year, Mark was honoured with the accolade through a letter from The Lord St Oswald DL himself.
Speaking on his new title, Mark said: “This is a huge honour and means so much to me. I’m a very proud Yorkshireman and the work I’ve done at Chelsea Flower Show to help raise the profile of this stunning county has been my pride and joy.
“The two Gold medal winning Chelsea gardens in 2018 and 2019 had my heart and soul poured into them and winning the BBC People’s Choice Award for both of these Welcome to Yorkshire gardens told me we’d touched viewers’ hearts too. They were undoubtedly massive passion projects for me.
“I hope my new role will give me even more of a chance to share my love of Yorkshire far and wide. I know only too well just how magnificent this wonderful county is and I’m always more than happy to let everyone else in on the secret too!”
Reaching its 40th year, The Yorkshire Society exists to celebrate and promote everything that’s great about Yorkshire.
Mark is currently working alongside his Landform Consultants team to build three new gardens at RHS Wisley over the next 15 months.
The gardens will surround the UK’s first dedicated scientific centre of excellence, the National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning. Full details of the project are HERE.