Katie Rushworth, our favourite Yorkshire gardener and TV presenter, is here to inspire you with her very own well-being garden!

Here at Tong, we were never in any doubt that spending time in our gardens is good for you, whether relaxing, pottering or planting! With this in mind, we felt Katie’s latest garden here at Tong should be a wellbeing garden – a space that reflects just how important our gardens have been in recent times.

At 16m2, Katie’s wellbeing garden is packed with plenty to inspire you and change as the seasons progress to bring you new ways to style your space with plants that are in season now.

The garden reflects the way we enjoy our gardens and feature Katie’s selection of plants, chosen for their purpose and so deserving of an important place in this garden.

“My show garden at Tong is all about wellbeing!” says Katie. “After numerous lockdowns over the past couple of years, we’ve all learnt just what joy our gardens bring! Whether yours is a rambling garden or a tiny plot with plenty packed in, a place to relax, unwind, potter, plant or produce, our gardens are havens so we’re celebrating the positive power they have on our mood, health and wellbeing.”

Come take a seat and be inspired!



Katie’s wellbeing garden is filled with VIPs – those Very Important Plants that are in season now and picked by Katie for their purpose, be it beauty, structure, scent or hardiness. Find out why each plant deserves to be a VIP and if it really ought to be a VIP in your garden too.

“I’d love to know what you love about my wellbeing garden, whether you agree that my VIPs deserve a place in your garden and how your garden has helped you in recent times.” Says Katie.



“Be in with a chance of winning a selection of my Very Important Plants by sharing a photo of yourself enjoying my wellbeing garden right here at Tong!”

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Alfie joins Katie to plant up!

Our very own horticulture apprentice, Alfie Taylor, has been chosen to work alongside Katie for the initial planting and subsequent seasonal changes in her new wellbeing garden at Tong Garden Centre.

“This is an amazing opportunity for me to learn from Katie. It was a brilliant day seeing how Katie planned out the borders to create the popular seasonal planting schemes that customers come to see then replicate at home. Being a garden designer is what I’ve always wanted to do and working with Katie is going to be a wonderful way to help me to grow my knowledge.” he said.

Alfie attends Shipley College one day a week to study for a Level 2 Horticulture and Landscape Operative qualification and joined Tong in 2020 working four days a week within our Plants team.

Katie Rushworth’s Gardening Blogs

Keep your plot looking tip-top all year round as well as seasonal advice to keep you one step ahead!

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