Tag Archives: RHS Chelsea 2018

Jamie Butterworth Blog – Exploring The Relationship Between Hard And Soft

Jamie Butterworth Blog – exploring the relationship between hard and soft landscaping, and which combinations work well.

London Stone Jura Beige Limestone Chelsea Flower Show 2018 Rosebank

Rosebank’s Matt Keightley provides stunning contrast at RHS Chlesea 2018

When I joined London Stone nearly a year ago to the day (yes; already! How time flies when you’re having fun), I was keen to develop a greater understanding of the combination between hard and soft landscaping. Identifying the relationship between stone and plants, how they can work together to form something truly incredible. read more

Jamie Butterworth – We’re All Pioneers And Ambassadors Of Horticulture

Jamie Butterworth – We’re All Pioneers And Ambassadors Of Horticulture. Jamie reflects on speaking at this month’s RHS Chatsworth, and what it means for all of us to be pioneers and ambassadors of horticulture.

RHS Chatsworth

Chatsworth House in all it’s glory – the perfect setting for an RHS show

This month saw the second-ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, set in the beautiful gardens of Chatsworth House, and the incredible landscape created over two-hundred-and-fifty years ago by Landscape Architect Capability Brown. The show not only hosted beautiful show gardens, from world leading garden designers, and immense floral displays, but again showed the whole world just how amazing, interesting and fun horticulture really is. read more

A Baker’s Dozen for London Stone at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 – Part 2

Following-on from Part 1 of this two-part blog series from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, we’re going to take a look at the Trade Stands and RHS Features for which London Stone provided hard landscaping materials for.

RHS Wisley Feel Good Garden by Matt Keightley

An Iris provides a splash of colour in the RHS Feel Good Garden 

Oak Leaf Gates Trade Stand (5*) – Gea Porcelain

Sitting prominently on Main Avenue at the Oak Leaf Gates Trade Stand, Porcelain had been chosen for the first time over the usual natural stone, with the sandblasted texture and beige tones of Gea creating a backdrop for the planting. read more

A Baker’s Dozen for London Stone at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 – Part 1

For London Stone, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 was the busiest year yet, with thirteen projects in all: eight gardens, spread across all three categories, plus three trade stands and two RHS show features, including the RHS Feel Good Garden.

RHS Wisley Feel Good Garden by Matt Keightley

Part of the RHS Feel Good Garden; more on that tomorrow!

The David Harber and Savills Garden

First up, in the Show Garden category, was The David Harber and Savills Garden, designed by Nic Howard and built by Langdale Landscapes. The garden told a narrative to make the visitor reflect on our evolving relationship with the environment. read more

Blue Black Slate creates a path to contemplation – RHS Chelsea 2018

Blue Black Slate creates a path to contemplation – RHS Chelsea 2018

With only days to go before RHS Chelsea opens for 2018, garden designer Robert Barker is challenging his biorhythms. “I haven’t been to bed for five days,” he told us earlier this week. He aims to create a path of contemplation at RHS Chelsea 2018.

The Skin Deep garden, sponsored by Harley Street Skin Care, designed by Robert Barker, and built by Terraforma Landscapes. Copyright: Robert Barker.

The Skin Deep garden, sponsored by Harley Street Skin Care, designed by Robert Barker, and built by Terraforma Landscapes. Copyright: Robert Barker.

Skin Deep is Robert’s first Chelsea garden, one of the new ‘Space to Grow’ category that is replacing the ‘Fresh’ gardens of recent years. Sponsored by Harley Street Skin Care, and dominated by nearly two hundred concrete blocks, it examines our relationship with the largest organ of the body; our skin. read more