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Building With Accessible Materials: Millie Souter’s ‘Urban Regeneration’ Wins Gold at RHS Cardiff

Post date: 15 Apr, 2018

Millie’s main focus for this design was to create an urban garden that would see low cost, easily accessible materials take centre stage. ‘I wanted to think about how a space can be used in a different way’, explained Millie. ‘For me, urban regeneration is about being inventive in order to improve an area, and I wanted this garden to help encourage that’.


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Inspiring Beautiful Landscapes: CED Stone Group Marks 40th Year With A Brand New Look

Post date: 01 Feb, 2018

We’re marking our 40th year anniversary with the unveiling of a completely new branding, website and brochure! The changes will be phased in over the next few months, so customers can expect to see all the updates in place ready for the 2018 peak season.


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CED Headline Sponsors for SGD Awards 2017… With A Surprise In Store!

Post date: 31 Jan, 2018


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CED Set To Make The World ‘Better With A Sweater’ This Christmas Jumper Day!

Post date: 07 Dec, 2017


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Inverness Campus, A Place To Inspire: CED Commercial Project

Post date: 23 Oct, 2017

Thanks to a newly built communal space, the Inverness Campus is now a modern space for learning, leisure and commerce, the two campus spaces’ opened in May 2015 and consist of a multitude of different granites and paving patterns mainly supplied by the CED Stone Group Commercial Department.


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Are You Having Problems With Your Stone Paving?

Post date: 20 Oct, 2017

Problems can often occur when paving is laid incorrectly, this article is here to help! Including tips and tricks on how to prevent difficulties with laying and/or laid paving.


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Hotel Transformation Using CED Natural Stone Wins ‘Best Commercial Project’ at Master Builder Awards

Post date: 28 Sep, 2017

A Northern Irish construction company has won a top industry award for their £2million redevelopment of the Silverbirch Hotel in Omagh, which used a brilliant range of different natural stone materials from CED Stone Group’s Ireland Depot.


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Unique Natural Stone Benches By CED Stone Group For Retail Sunderland High Street

Post date: 15 Sep, 2017

In Sunderland, High Street West is a pedestrianised street lined with small shops and cafés which recently benefited from a renovation with some new natural stone benches by CED Stone Group.


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New!! Gnarled, Rustic And Completely Natural - Slatewood Stone Now Available From CED Stone Group

Post date: 07 Sep, 2017

Gnarled, Rustic And Completely Natural - Slatewood Stone Now Available From CED Stone Group

If you want to get that reclaimed style in your garden while still benefiting from all the qualities of natural stone then try our latest product, Slatewood – a stone that naturally looks like gnarled, rustic driftwood!


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CED Hosts SGD Designer Development Day And It Was Awesome

Post date: 05 Sep, 2017

CED Hosts SGD Designer Development Day And It Was Awesome

We loved hosting The SGD’s Designer Developer Day this week, with 30 budding garden designers coming to visit us at our busy West Thurrock depot.


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Penguins, Black Basalt and Alan Titchmarsh – CED Donates To Love Your Garden

Post date: 19 Aug, 2017

Penguins, Black Basalt and Alan Titchmarsh – CED Donates To Love Your Garden

Episode 8 showed the amazing re-design of Johnpaul’s garden, who is Blackpool Zoo’s Assistant Head Keeper and has lived on site at the zoo for six years. Alan and his team admired Johnpaul’s hard work and dedication to the zoo and its animals, and had the fun task of transforming an area of grassland set round the back of his flat with a few old picnic benches, where the other keepers usually ate their lunch.


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CED Stones Beside The Seaside: Supporting RHS Tatton Park Gold Winners Elliott Hood and Ben Poulter

Post date: 21 Jul, 2017

CED Stone Beside The Seaside: Supporting RHS Tatton Park Gold Winners Elliott Hood and Ben Poulter

RHS Tatton Flower Show visitors are in for a treat this year, with the ultimate seaside experience in the form of the Chaos To Coastline Coastal Garden. Designed and built by two new rising talents in the horticultural industry, CED Stone Group were only too happy to support the young stars.


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CED Stone Group Supports All Three RHS Young Designer Finalists at Tatton Park

Post date: 18 Jul, 2017

CED Stone Group Supports All Three RHS Young Designer Finalists at Tatton Park

The RHS Young Designers have included natural stone materials as an intrinsic part of their schemes and CED are very proud to be donating our products to all three finalist gardens at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show – it’s a delight to work with such innovative budding designers and we’re keen to support any project that not only encourages but gives recognition to the next generation of horticultural stars.


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Caudwell’s First Autism Sensory Garden Uses Shrinking Slabs By CED: The ‘Wild Garden’ At RHS Hampton

Post date: 27 Jun, 2017

Caudwell’s First Autism Sensory Garden Uses Shrinking Slabs By CED: The ‘Wild Garden’ At RHS Hampton

With the show only a week away, the Zoflora and Caudwell Children’s Wild Garden is nearly complete – including a fantastic woodland path made from ‘shrinking’ paving slabs donated by CED which have been especially designed for children with autism.


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CED Boulders Going For Green - London Glades Brings Sustainable Eco Gardening To RHS Hampton

Post date: 22 Jun, 2017

Visitors to RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will be treated to an urban eco-garden with a difference – one that looks like a green forest glade, that you can eat!

The London Glades show garden has been designed to appear like a beautiful oasis on the edge of a peaceful forest, complete with CED-donated boulders, wild flowers, trees, shrubs and perennials. A clever twist means, despite the garden looking nothing like a traditional ‘allotment’, much of the garden is edible.

Plans for the London Glades garden…


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Tune In To Watch The Autistic Gardener Use CED Pebbles In Geometry Garden This Saturday On Channel 4

Post date: 22 Jun, 2017

We’ll certainly be tuning in this Saturday for Episode 2, because we’re very proud to have donated flat grey and flat white pebbles for a key conceptual feature in this week’s garden. Episode 2 of The Autistic Gardener airs on Saturday 24th June on Channel 4 at 7pm.


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CED Pathway Leads Visitors Through BBC Gardeners’ World Show Garden : Claudia de Yong

Post date: 14 Jun, 2017


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Serenity Comes To BBC Gardener’s World Live : CED Supports Designer Andy Tudbury

Post date: 13 Jun, 2017

Garden designer and founder of the East Midlands Flower Show Andy Tudbury is the creative force behind Serenity, one of the main show gardens at the event. Apart from a little help from his son, Andy has pretty much designed and built this space on his own and CED are delighted to be donating some materials to his scheme.


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Go Team Hortistone! Perennial’s #PlayThePitch Raises £8,000 at LCFC

Post date: 13 Jun, 2017

Go Team Hortistone! Perennial’s #PlayThePitch Raises £8,000 at LCFC

Perennial’s #PlayThePitch fundraising football tournament at Leicester City Football Club raised just over £8,000 – with CED Stone Group and Horticultural Week joining forces as Team Horti Stone, it was a day of fun, football and teamwork.


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CED Boulders Star in Mould-Breaking Garden at RHS Chatsworth: Sheena Seeks’ ‘The Wordless Cupboard’

Post date: 07 Jun, 2017

CED Boulders Star in Mould-Breaking Garden at RHS Chatsworth: Sheena Seeks’ ‘The Wordless Cupboard’

Visitors to the first new RHS show in a decade, at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, were treated to an array of ‘revolutionary’ show gardens last week, including one with CED’s boulders playing a starring role.


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Coming Up Roses: CED Donates to the ‘Cuprinol Kaleidoscope of Colour’ Rose Garden at Bloom in Dublin

Post date: 02 Jun, 2017

Coming Up Roses: CED Donates to the ‘Cuprinol Kaleidoscope of Colour’ Rose Garden at Bloom in Dublin

Visitors to Bloom in Dublin can expect a feast for the senses this weekend when they visit the ‘Cuprinol Kaleidoscope of Colour’ garden, which features in the medium sized garden category at Bloom. The conceptual garden features a contemporary take on the traditional and centuries old rose garden. Post show, the garden will be donated to the Enable Ireland children’s service in Jigginstown, Co Kildare, which supports over 1,000 children with disabilities.


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Gardening Scotland’s Best New Show Garden Shines On TV: CED Backs Designer Lynn Hill

Post date: 01 Jun, 2017

Gardening Scotland’s Best New Show Garden Shines On TV: CED Backs Designer Lynn Hill…

Take a contemporary showcase garden at Gardening Scotland, add the power of TV with a sprinkling of stylish CED paving and what do you get? The answer, for Edinburgh-based designer Lynn Hill, is an award for best new show garden and potential clients already seeking her skills…


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Medals and Stars: The RHS Chelsea Champions Who Used CED Natural Stone

Post date: 31 May, 2017

We take a look at the 11 gardens and trade stands that featured CED’s Natural Stone products at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show…


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CED Helps RHS Chelsea Breast Cancer Now Garden Designer

Post date: 11 May, 2017

CED are proud to be donating materials for ‘Through The Microscope: The Breast Cancer Now Garden’ at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.


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CED Donates TIER to David Harber at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Post date: 11 May, 2017

Known for his breath-taking and dramatic sculptures made from brass, copper, bronze, stainless steel and stone, David Harber’s award-winning creations will once again be on display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, in a beautifully designed stand along the prominent Main Avenue.

As part of the design, CED will be supplying rustic TIER stone wall cladding which will be used as the dramatic backdrop for the garden and the sculptures.


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CED Stone Group donate Icelandic Pebbles to RAF Shobdon WW2 Memorial

Post date: 10 Apr, 2017

After raising sufficient funds through donations, the Herefordshire Aero Club built a memorial to all of those who lost their lives at RAF Shobdon during WW2. This memorial was commemorated on 11 Sep 2016, and the names of the 19 pilots killed during training are inscribed on the granite memorial plaque.

CED are proud to have donated Icelandic Pebbles to the memorial, to complete the flower bed borders…


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CED Stone Group Welcomes New Depot

Post date: 05 Apr, 2017

CED Stone Group Welcomes Corfe Stone to “the Family”

CED Stone Group announces today that it has acquired the Corfe Stone sales centre and distribution depot in Hooton, Cheshire. While the new site will continue trading under the respected Corfe Stone name, it will be known internally as CED North West - Corfe.


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Seventh Win of the Most Prestigious Award for Belfast Landscapers

Post date: 13 Dec, 2016

A private garden in Co Fermanagh has landed Belfast based, Cameron Landscapes, the most prestigious award in the landscaping industry for the seventh time.


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CED Stone Group honoured to supply Paddlestones to ‘Rosie’s Garden’ at West Bridgford Junior School

Post date: 09 Dec, 2016

The Midlands depot of natural stone specialist CED Stone Group, based in Langley Mill, Nottinghamshire, was honoured to be asked by award-winning local garden designer Jackie Setchfield, to supply materials for ‘Rosie’s Garden’ at West Bridgford Junior School. CED’s paddlestones will be a notable feature in the memorial garden for pupil Rosie Perry Jones, which is being opened with a ceremony on Friday December 9th at 4pm.


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Hotel’s Devastating Flood Damage Restored by Community Spirit

Post date: 05 Dec, 2016

In December 2015, disastrous events at Glenridding Hotel caused by Storm Desmond would in the days to come, bring together local residents and businesses in a show of community spirit.


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CED Stone Group: Sponsoring ‘The Next Generation’

Post date: 31 Aug, 2016

CED Stone Group are sponsoring this year’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation initiative, run by Pro Landscaper Magazine. Open to all who were under the age of 30 as of 01st January 2016 and who have been working in the horticultural industry for at least one year, the initiative aims to promote accomplishments made by those under the age of 30. Simultaneously, the initiative also hopes to raise awareness of the career following the recognition by Pro Landscaper Magazine that fewer and fewer people are taking up the profession.


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Looking Back: Dumfries House

Post date: 05 Aug, 2016

Set in 2,000 acres of land, Dumfries House is an 18th Century stately home situated in Cumnock, Scotland, back in 2014 CED Stone supplied ECCOgravel to the project.


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‘A View Within’ at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Post date: 21 Jul, 2016

A tranquil garden designed for a young professional couple living in a new build property, influenced by Japanese art and architecture, completed with a quiet reading corner and year round privacy. It sounds idyllic.


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‘Through the Looking Glass’ at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Post date: 20 Jul, 2016

Often it is hard to find a garden space that can suit a large family and entertain guests the whole year through. It is a solution to this common problem that designer Pip Probert is bringing to this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, with her show garden ‘Through the Looking Glass’.


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CED Stone Group: Helping to Create an Inner Sanctum at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Post date: 19 Jul, 2016

Garden designers Rosalind Rosewarne and Charlotte Khan are collaborating as Archangelica Designs for their début show garden at this year’s RHS Tatton Park. Privately sponsored, their garden, ‘Inner Sanctum’, is inspired by famous mathematician and the number sequence named after him; Fibonacci.


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CED Stone Group at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Post date: 06 Jul, 2016

CED Stone Group have been sponsoring show gardens at the RHS Flower Shows for over 27 years, including RHS Chelsea, RHS Hampton Court, RHS Tatton Park, RHS Malvern and RHS Cardiff.

We had the privilege of supporting 12 show gardens at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and the APL Trade Stand, which saw a collaboration of the association’s members.

With designs ranging from Japanese to a uniformed Charleston garden to the wilderness of Machu Picchu and the Yorkshire Dales, a vast variety of our products and services were clearly on show.


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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Sees a Garden of Global Growth

Post date: 05 Jul, 2016

Witan Investment Trust PLC are a global equity investment trust and have a long history of involvement with supporting the RHS and RHS gardens.

Their most recent project, which is due to open in Spring 2017, is the ‘Global Growth Vegetable Garden’ project at RHS Hyde Hall, Essex. This innovative garden will showcase fruit and vegetables from around the world (which can be grown in most parts of the UK), challenging the image of a conventional kitchen garden.


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‘Immerse’ Yourself at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Post date: 05 Jul, 2016

Leading horticulture charity Perennial are teaming up with designer Cherry Carmen from Cherry Blossom Garden and contractors Living Landscapes for their ‘Immerse’ garden at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Once she gained her RHS qualifications, Cherry established Cherry Blossom Gardens, with the ‘Immerse’ garden being her first solo show garden project. Bringing their experience of show gardens to the build are contractors Living Landscapes who, since 2013, have won five silver-gilt medals and a People’s Choice Award.


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Raising Awareness of Crohn’s Disease at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Post date: 01 Jul, 2016

Hoping to raise awareness and help raise funds is the Bowel Disease UK Garden for Crohn’s Disease at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. Crohn’s Disease usually targets young people and this garden aims to tell the story of how vibrant a sufferer’s life can be, despite living with this debilitating disease.


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Outstanding Natural Beauty at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Post date: 01 Jul, 2016

Sponsors Zoflora were established in Yorkshire over 90 years ago, so using the county as inspiration for their garden at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show seemed like an obvious choice.

Bringing on board award-winning designer Helen Elks-Smith MSGD and award-winning contractors Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd, there is an experienced and knowledgeable team to bring show garden, “Zoflora: Outstanding Natural Beauty” to life.


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Cancer Research UK’s Life Garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Post date: 30 Jun, 2016

With the help of garden designer Antonia Young and contractor Jeff Rosenblatt, Cancer Research UK are bringing the first ever virtual reality tribute garden to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

The garden is a tribute to all those who have left a gift to the charity in their Will, a celebration and a thank you for their generosity.


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Great Gardens of the USA: The Charleston Garden

Post date: 29 Jun, 2016

Designed to capture the spirit, charm and elegance of Charleston, the ‘Great Gardens of the USA: The Charleston Garden’ is designed by Sadie May Stowell, on behalf of Brand USA and completes her three gardens submitted to this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Taking inspiration from Charleston’s famous ‘hidden’ gardens, a sense of history, the famous sub-tropical climate and atmosphere of the iconic city are on offer to visitors throughout the flower show.


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Great Gardens of the USA: The Austin Garden

Post date: 29 Jun, 2016

‘Great Gardens of the USA: The Austin Garden’ is the second garden of three from Sadie May Stowell to be featured at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show that CED Stone Group are proud to be supplying.


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Great Gardens of the USA: The Oregon Garden

Post date: 28 Jun, 2016

Last year, garden designer, Sadie May Stowell designed two gardens for Brand USA at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, where she won a bronze and a silver medal. This year sees her returning with three gardens on behalf of Brand USA, all three of which CED Stone Group are excited to be supplying.

Originally trained in fine arts, Sadie studied Garden Design at Pershore College of Horticulture, going on to qualify to post-graduate level in Landscape Architecture at the University of Gloucestershire. However, it wasn’t until being announced as the overall winner of Channel 4’s national garden design competition, ‘The Great Garden Challenge’, that Sadie received local and national acclaim.


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All The World’s a Stage at Hampton Court Palace

Post date: 28 Jun, 2016

The ‘All The World’s a Stage’ garden, designed by Dawn Parke of Lunaria Landscapes, Cho hee Song, Jasper Kaessmann and Manuel Wehrle, is inspired by one of Shakespeare’s most frequently quoted passages.

As the phrase that begins a monologue from Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’, a pastoral comedy believed to have been written in 1599, the world is compared to a stage and life to a play, cataloguing the seven stages of a man’s life.


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A Summer Retreat at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Post date: 27 Jun, 2016

CED Stone Group have been sponsoring and supplying RHS show gardens for over 27 years. We are proud to once again be involved with numerous show gardens at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, where a vast range of our materials, stone and services can be seen.


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Journey Latin America’s Inca Garden Comes to Hampton Court

Post date: 27 Jun, 2016

Located within the World Gardens exhibition area at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is ‘Journey Latin America’s Inca Garden’, designed by Jennifer Jones, who is making her début at the show.


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Explore a Garden of Magic and History at Hampton Court Palace

Post date: 01 Jun, 2016

On 5th May 2016, Historic Royal Palaces unveiled a new play garden for children: the Magic Garden, at Hampton Court Palace. The Magic Garden is a children’s play area designed to capture the magic, history and legends of the famous Tudor palace.


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A Metaphor for Modern Life at RHS Chelsea 2016

Post date: 20 May, 2016

First timer at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Hay Joung Hwang, is designing ‘The LG Smart Garden’, situated at the top of Main Avenue. Originally from Korea, Hay moved to the UK in 2006 where she completed various courses including interior design and floristry before training as a landscape architect at Sheffield University.

After designing award winning show gardens at both the Chaumont-sur-Loire International Garden Festival and the 2015 Korean Garden Show, Hay decided to apply for world famous event, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

With a design packed full of technology, Hay felt the companies she could approach for sponsorship was limited. However, after several meetings, she finalised a deal with LG Electronics, who will be supplying all the ‘smart’ elements to the garden.


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Award Winning Mosaics to Debut at RHS Chelsea

Post date: 19 May, 2016

Olicana Mosaics is a local company based in Ilkey, West Yorkshire and is run by David James. David designs and creates intricate mosaics for use in landscaping and despite being such a small company, is no stranger to Flower Shows.

With a history of Gold awards, it was the Autumn Harrogate Flower Show in 2014 where CED Stone Group first sponsored Olicana Mosaics. They went on to win a Gold award at the event with their ‘Artisan Mosaic Garden’, which boasted a handmade centrepiece consisting of a variety of our pebbles including; Green Aegean, Polished White, Red Angel, Flat Grey and Black Aegean.


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