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Chelsea Flower Show: Man proposes in Welcome To Yorkshire's medal-winning garden, as Lincolnshire bulb grower gets gold

Adam Baylis-West went down on one knee on the lock gates Credit: Landform Consultants

A couple have celebrated their engagement after using Welcome To Yorkshire's garden, at this year's Chelsea Flower Show, as the setting for the proposal yesterday.

Landform, the garden consultants who created the canal-themed design, tweeted that it was "a first for us".

"Congratulations to Adam and Rosemary who just got engaged on the @Welcome2Yorks garden! She said yes!"

Adam and Rosemary, pictured just after the proposal Credit: Landform Consultants

It crowned a magnificent day for the tourism board's garden, which received a highly coveted Gold Medal from the RHS organisers.

Bosses said it was "a fitting celebration, as the tourism organisation celebrates its tenth anniversary and tenth garden at the world-famous flower show".

The garden is inspired by Yorkshire’s proud industrial heritage and stunning natural environment.

The centrepoint is an authentically built canal, with flowing water and genuine lock gates. The garden also includes a towpath and a lock keeper’s lodge with a colourful garden and vegetable patch.

Lock keeper’s lodge amid Welcome To Yorkshire colourful garden Credit: Rachel Warne

The lock gates were removed from the Huddersfield narrow canal after reaching the end of their working life.

They were gifted to Welcome To Yorkshire by the waterways and wellbeing charity Canal & River Trust. A team from the charity spent weeks working on them to ensure they were a perfect fit for the garden.

Water flows through the lock, which forms a centre-point of this year's Welcome To Yorkshire garden Credit: Rachel Warne

Lincolnshire-based Taylors Bulbs also celebrated success after achieving their 26th consecutive Gold Medal for a stunning display of British-grown daffodils from their Holbeach farm, in Lincolnshire.

Mark Beecham among a field of daffodils at the family-run Taylors Bulbs in Holbeach in Lincolnshire Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images

The display is made up of over 70 varieties of daffodils and 2,000 flowers of all colours, shapes and sizes.

Visitors photograph Gold medal-winning daffodils by Walkers Bulbs @ Taylors in the Grand Pavilion Credit: Aaron Chown/PA Wire/PA Images

“The question we are asked the most is how we get them all to flower at the same time.

“The lack of sun in early May initially caused slow emergence. What started out as a slow process accelerated rapidly, once the fine, bright weather returned, turning the picking of the flowers into an endurance event!”

– Sallyanne Foreman, Taylors Bulbs
Sallyanne Foreman leads the team that put together the display Credit: Taylors Bulbs

The company's director, Adam Taylor, added: “We are absolutely delighted in achieving a gold medal at Chelsea in our centenary year.”