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Small Details, Big Impact At RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019

Small Details, Big Impact At RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019 – learn more about this year’s show and the stunning show gardens that grace it.

Currently basking in sunshine, the newly rechristened RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival offers plenty of thought-provoking detail in its gardens this year.

Tom Simpson’s stunning The Cancer Research Pledge Pathway To Success, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019

The Cancer Research Pledge Pathway To Success

Central to the design of The Cancer Research Pledge Pathway to Success, for example, is the spiralling effect that leads visitors to the round pond, down circular steps that smoothly transition into a bench in a sunken seating area. “The circular design makes it as immersive as possible. It draws you in and then you’re surrounded by planting,” explains designer Tom Simpson. 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

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

Sawn Sandstone Colours for Budget-Conscious Garden Designs

Sawn Sandstone Colours for Budget-Conscious Garden Designs – read more about the newest additions to our sawn sandstone range for 2019

Three new sawn sandstones have arrived at London Stone, but Dune, Mirage and Light Grey aren’t just attractive additions to our range. They extend design options in another very important aspect.

From l-r, Light Grey, Mirage, and Dune Sawn Sandstones, on display at our Surrey Showroom

Dune is warm buff with a particularly lovely character. Mid-brown and darker-brown markings, formed by rust and iron deposits in the sandstone, ripple across the surface in a way that reminds you of desert sand, or those fascinating lines in a sandy beach when the tides gone out. Sawn six sides, as are Mirage and Light Grey, its fine grain has a luxurious feel underfoot. read more

London Stone’s New Surrey Showroom Opens In Farnham

London Stone’s New Surrey Showroom Opens In Farnham – our fifth, and largest showroom opens

A new baby. Always exciting. And the latest addition to our family is our new Surrey Showroom, taking us out beyond the M25 into an area where so many of you are based. You won’t even have to navigate the Heathrow traffic to reach us!

London Stone’s Surrey Showroom hosting an APL Cluster Group, 12.11.2018

Very spacious, there’s plenty of room to see our products in helpfully large formats, and our displays really bring to light the enormous wealth of off-the-shelf products we offer. read more