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Ashlea Ltd and Johnsons team up to supply £20m lottery purpose-built boat museum

Windermere Jetty

Ashlea Ltd and Johnsons team up to beautify the grounds of the new, purpose-built Windermere Jetty Museum which holds some of the oldest surviving boats in the world.

The Windermere Jetty museum was opened at the start of April by the Prince of Wales and includes over 40 vessels including the SL dolly, which is thought to be the oldest mechanically powered boat in the world, dugout boats dating between 1200 and 1320 AD and the famous tarn boat used in Beatrix Potter’s sketches.

The museum will house the boats in and outside of the building, a key element of the design was to include the spectacular views of Lake Windermere, particularly from its café, and enhance its outdoor space.

Windermere Jetty

Ashlea Ltd.’s works included wild flower seeding collected locally, bulb planting collected locally and native tree and shrub planting which was supplied by Johnsons of Whixley.

Ashlea Ltd contracts Director, Wayne Dand, said: “We are proud to be associated with this prestigious scheme with our client O’Malley Ground works.

Johnsons’ plant supply included 70 trees from 10-12 girth size up to 14-16, a range of P9, 1L, 2L shrubs and thousands of bareroot hedging transplants.

Johnsons of Whixley marketing co-ordinator, Ellie Richardson, said: “Yet again it’s great to be included in another fantastic project with Ashlea Ltd where we have supplied a number of trees, shrubs and bareroot to enhance the outside space of the fantastic Windermere Jetty museum.”

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