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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

Making Space For Green Living At RHS Malvern Spring 2019

Making Space For Green Living At RHS Malvern Spring 2019 – read about this year’s show and the gardens which London Stone supported

Good things come in small packages – that’s pretty much the message behind Green Living Spaces; the design category that’s just had its second year at RHS Malvern Spring this month. It’s there to show that you don’t need a huge space to have a beautiful garden.

The Redshift Garden by Rockhopper Garden Design, RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2019 read more

Grey Turns Silver-Gilt At RHS Malvern 2019 For Gaby Pill

Grey Turns Silver-Gilt At RHS Malvern 2019 For Gaby Pill – read more about Gaby’s garden at this year’s show

RHS Malvern Spring Festival opened today and, for the second year, Jamie Butterworth’s initiative, Green Living Spaces, will be giving ideas on how to create a garden retreat in a small space.

Gaby’s created a stunning contemporary feel with her clever design

One of the four designers in the category, Gabriella Pill has designed her very first show garden, having graduated from KLC only last year. “It’s been very stressful!” she says. “Now it’s all over I can enjoy the build-up, if you see what I mean, but not while it was happening!” read more

SGD Conference – Sampling The Best

SGD Conference – Sampling The Best – read more about our attendance at this year’s event

We know what to expect at SGD Conferences now, the latest of which took place in London last weekend. In the breaks between lectures, we’re always super busy as delegates swoop in to say hallo and check out some of our latest additions to the range.

Our stand at the conference – for designers, nothing beats getting their hands on the materials that they specify

And it’s always enjoyable. For Chris Durnford, our Customer Experience Director, it was his first time staffing our stand at this event, along with Estimator Ryan Burge. “There was high demand from people wanting to pick up a sample box,” says Chris. “Designers who either hadn’t got one or were getting a new one because theirs was a couple of years old and they were keen to get samples of our new products. On the breaks we were really busy – one of the most popular stands out of about twenty.” read more

APL Award Winner Artisan Landscapes Step-up To The Challenge

APL Award Winner Artisan Landscapes Step-up To The Challenge – read about Artisan Landscapes stunning scheme in Somerset.

“This has been our largest and most complicated project to date,” says Landscaping Director Will Cooke. He’s speaking of Ridgeview, Long Ashton, Somerset, an extraordinary design-and-build which has made his company, Artisan Landscapes, the 2019 APL Awards’ Winner in the £100,000 – £200,000 project category.

Artisan’s use of several different material textures and colours adds to the overall aesthetic. Credit: Finn P Photography read more