ONE of the biggest selling British artists of the last 30 years has officially unveiled the artwork of the 2019 Welcome to Yorkshire garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Mackenzie Thorpe's ‘Under the Moon and Stars’ is inspired by Mark Gregory’s Gold Medal winning design which celebrates Yorkshire’s rich industrial heritage and the beauty of its canals and waterways.

The scene shows an adult and child standing under a star and moonlit sky, in a field of wildflowers, beside a canal, looking out to the hills.

The artist said: “I am a Yorkshire man through and through and as an artist the whole county is a never-ending source of inspiration. Every season brings something different and when the flowers bloom it adds an extra dimension.

"I was really pleased to see the lock and canal incorporated into the garden design, acknowledging Yorkshire’s industrial heritage."

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The Welcome to Yorkshire entry

Designer Mr Gregory said: “It’s brilliant to see Mackenzie’s magical work right here on the garden which inspired it. It’s obvious we are both hugely proud of our Yorkshire roots and you can see how this shines through in our creations.”