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    Johnsons of Whixley enhance relaxing retreat

    Johnsons of Whixley, one of the largest commercial nurseries in the UK, has been working with Darwin Escapes to supply plants for its newest lodge and retreat – the Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa.

    The new Norfolk complex, which opens in January, will include luxury self-catering lodges, many with their own private hot tub facilities, an on-site restaurant, tropically-heated swimming pool and an on-site spa.

    One of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies, RPS Group Plc, has been advising on a variety of environmental aspects of the project, including the landscaping planning and design, arboriculture and ecology.

    The team enlisted North Yorkshire nursery, Johnsons, to provide over £50,000 worth of products to be planted at the new resort, including a variety of ornamental and native plant stock, all container-grown to accommodate the park’s construction programme.

    Ellie Richardson, Johnsons of Whixley’s marketing co-ordinator, said: “It’s great to be involved with another Darwin Escapes project and to be working with RPS again.

    “Another Darwin Escapes resort, Keswick Reach, we worked on in 2016 won Best Large Park in Britain at the 2017 Hoseasons Annual Awards and it was great to be associated with this. I’m sure Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa will undoubtedly be recognized for its luxury and high standard.”

    David Cox, associate landscape architect of RPS Group Plc, added: “We’re really pleased to see yet another Darwin Escapes scheme is coming together well. The quality of plant stock and efficiency of Johnsons has also been second-to-none.”

    Johnsons of Whixley, based between York and Harrogate, is a trusted supplier of plants and trees to the amenity sector in the UK.


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