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VISIT HELMSLEY NEWS • Updated , 11:53 am

Not your run of the mill appearance for Helmsley business at Chelsea Flower Show

A Helmsley business specialising in manufacturing quality products from certified British Timber has been showcasing its products at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week (19-23 May).

With a national reputation for traditional craftsmanship, Duncombe Sawmill was approached by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) to provide two softwood planters for its woodland themed garden.

The garden will showcase some of the ways in which native British trees can be used in the garden. The exhibit is made up of four different themes of woodland garden – ‘Edible’, ‘Social’, ‘Practical’ or ‘Wildlife’.

The Duncombe planters are one of the most popular designs sold by the Duncombe Sawmill, which is based on Helmsley’s Sawmill Lane. It also makes gates, fencing, garden products, play equipment and even buildings. The Sawmill is FSC certified which means that the timber they sell is sustainably and legally cut down, and the majority is from woodland within Ryedale. The sawmill supplies gates and fencing to the North York Moors National Park, Forestry Commission and Environment Agency, as well as businesses and individuals.




Emma Woods, owner of Duncombe Sawmill, said: “It was a real honour to be asked to provide some planters for the FSC Chelsea Flower Show display. Sustainability is such an important message to get across to gardeners, and the gardens should help provide plenty of inspiration. They will also be encouraging people to sign WWF’s forest petition, calling for the closure of legal loopholes that allow products made with illegally harvested wood, including items such as garden tools, to be sold in the UK – which is something we strongly support.”

For more information on Duncombe Sawmill visit www.duncombesawmill.co.uk. For more information on Helmsley go to www.visithelmsley.co.uk or follow Helmsley on Facebook www.facebook.com/visithelmsley or @visithelmsley on Twitter.

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