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Celebrating Budhpura!

On Sunday the 24th March, something momentous and joyous happened in the village of Budhpura, Rajasthan, India. To understand why the 24th March was such a momentous day though we need to understand the history of this semi-rural village, tucked away in the back waters of Rajasthan.

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85% of the worlds Sandstone is quarried in Rajasthan and the Bundi highway cuts through this stone quarrying region like a knife. There is a stretch of this highway where for 20km all you can see in every direction are quarries and mining activity! read more

Mindful Of Detail At RHS Chatsworth 2019

Mindful Of Detail At RHS Chatsworth 2019 – learn more about London Stone’s involvement with RHS Chatsworth 2019

With RHS Chatsworth in its third year this year and the inherently mindful qualities of gardening increasingly recognised, a new category at the show, the Mindfulness Gardens, concentrated on how gardens can contribute to well-being and mental health.

Jamie Butterworth’s show-stopping, and history-making The Wedgwood Garden, RHS Chatsworth 2019

Thrive Reflective Mind Garden read more

Materially Raising The Profile Of Greenfingers At RHS Chelsea

Materially Raising The Profile Of Greenfingers At RHS Chelsea – learn more about this wonderful charity’s show garden

“In terms of PR, we were inundated,” says Greenfingers’ Director of Fundraising and Communications, Linda Petrons. “We had a really good response. Hopefully Greenfingers is now recognised as a national charity.”

The Greenfingers Charity Garden, RHS Chelsea 2019

This was Greenfingers’ first garden at RHS Chelsea, made possible by the generosity of a private donor, and, as one of Greenfingers’ charity partners, we were excited to contribute. read more

A Perennially Modern Touch At RHS Chelsea 2019

A Perennially Modern Touch At RHS Chelsea 2019 – read more about our involvement in the wonderful Perennial Lifeline garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

How do you represent a lifeline? This was one of the questions facing designers Duncan Cargill and Colm Joseph, who collaborated on the Perennial Lifeline Garden in what was the first RHS Chelsea appearance for them both.

The Perennial Lifeline Garden, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Their design was chosen after a competition, run jointly by Perennial and the London College of Garden Design, found it captured the spirit of Roy Strong’s Laskett Gardens, bequeathed to Perennial in 2015, while celebrating Perennial’s position at the heart of the horticultural world. read more

Classic Celebrations At RHS Chelsea 2019

Classic Celebrations At RHS Chelsea 2019 – read more about our involvement with this year’s show, and learn a little more about the materials we have on display at this year’s show.

You know a garden at RHS Chelsea is particularly special when, on the opening day, the BBC spend considerably more time interviewing the designer than expected. Schedules were thrown out left and right as the cameras roamed the Greenfingers Garden upstairs and down.

The Greenfingers Garden it it’s luscious green glory, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 read more