A NORTH Yorkshire garden design business is looking to change the way people buy plants as it embarks on its next phase of growth.

Alistair W Baldwin Associates and sister firm Colour Your Garden have appointed York accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott to provide financial services for the organisations and support as it embarks on a new growth strategy.

Alistair W Baldwin Associates was established in 2010 by Alistair and Charlotte Baldwin and in the seven years since its launch it has become a multi-award winning practice.

In 2014, the company launched its own nursery, Colour Your Garden, at its Baldersby base on the outskirts of Thirsk.

Colour Your Garden stocks a range of plants not normally available to the public and plans are in place to develop an innovate new website.

Garbutt + Elliott has been appointed to provide a range of accountancy and financial services to support the development of both companies as they look to grow and expand.

Alistair W Baldwin Associates and Colour Your Garden owner, Alistair Baldwin, who has 25 years experience in designing gardens, said: “We have grown rapidly since launching our businesses and we have ambitious plans that will change the way people buy plants.

“We take a creative approach to the plants we stock and we are determined to provide people with a fresh source of inspiration, information and guidance that will help them create fantastic designs of their own.

Mr Baldwin recently developed the two-acre rose garden at Wynyard Hall Hotel in the Tees Valley and was also appointed to redesign the estate and gardens at Bowcliffe Hall, Bramham.

He is currently involved in the refurbishment and redesign of the gardens as part of a £50 million project at Grantley Hall near Ripon and has recently been appointed as the landscape architect at the Lambton Estate.

Garbutt + Elliott partner Jeremy Oliver said: “Alistair and Charlotte have ambitious plans for their businesses and we are pleased to be working with them.”