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7:21 PM 19th June 2024
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Yorkshire-Grown Plants Selected To Honour Rugby Legend

 
James Tolson and Carl Riley with Leeds Rhinos grounds team and the finished memorial bed.
James Tolson and Carl Riley with Leeds Rhinos grounds team and the finished memorial bed.
The team at a South Leeds garden centre have used Yorkshire-grown bedding plants to create a floral tribute to honour rugby league legend Rob Burrow.

This week, the team at Tingley Garden Centre planted a 7.4m2 memorial tribute at Headingley using pansies grown by Dalby's in York.

The garden was designed by Marc Salama, Commercial Plant Manager at Yorkshire Garden Centres. "We were honoured to be invited by Leeds Rhinos to be involved with this special floral tribute for a true Leeds legend who will always be in our hearts.

"We selected the pansy flower to represent the famous blue and amber colours of the Leeds Rhinos. It is often said that a pansy flower is ‘smiling' with its heart-shaped, overlapping petals. This reminds us of Rob and his devotion to raising funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association whilst still smiling and remaining positive throughout his diagnosis," he said.

James Tolson and Carl Riley planting the Rob Burrow memorial bed
James Tolson and Carl Riley planting the Rob Burrow memorial bed
A spokesman from Leeds Rhinos said: "A big thank you to the team at Tingly Garden Centre for providing our grounds team with 1,500 plants for a new floral tribute to Rob Burrow in our memorial garden at AMT Headingley."

Tingley Garden Centre is part of the Yorkshire Garden Centres family, which comprises Tong, Tingley, Otley, and Bingley Garden Centres plus Dean's in York and Scarborough.