CED Stone Inspiring Beautiful Landscapes

Great Gardens of the USA

Project year: 2018
Posted: 05 Jul, 2018


Brand USA


This year, designer Sadie May Stowell again took on the ‘Great Gardens Of The USA’ gardens for RHS Hampton Court, each with a completely different style and design.

The Oregon Garden


Bronze Medal

This garden is designed to capture the natural beauty of the landscape and gardens of Oregon. The design takes inspiration from the mountains and the rich heritage of fruit and timber production that is found in the region.

The garden backdrop is made up of rocky outcrops, which represent Oregon’s mountains. At the centre of the space is a clear pool fed by a waterfall, built from stacked Gabbro Boulders. The planting wraps around the seating and water feature areas, creating sinuous curving shapes.

Materials: Gabbro Boulders, Black Basalt Aggregate

The Charleston & North Carolina Garden


Silver-Gilt Medal

Taking its inspiration from Charleston’s renowned hidden gardens, this garden is designed to capture the spirit, charm and elegance of Charleston. The centrepiece is a scaled-down replica of Charleston’s famous pineapple water feature – a symbol of welcome. The pineapple motif depicted in the garden is synonymous with the locality. A ship’s captain would spike a pineapple and place it on a stick outside his home to indicate his return from the sea and to welcome visitors to the house. This is the first time that Sadie has introduced gold leaf into her gardens.

Included is a water feature based on Charleston’s famous Pineapple fountain, wrought iron railings, and walls and pillars made from reclaimed brick. A pair of joggling boards painted in classic Charleston green appear at the front of the garden under the characterful trees, which are set within the grass planting. The distinctive Black Limestone Crazy Paving forms a palette of blue slate and oyster shell, in reference to the historic streets of Charleston.

Materials: Black Limestone Crazy Paving

Products used:
Gabbro Boulders
Black Basalt Aggregate
Indian Paving - Black Limestone

Designer: Sadie May Stowell

Landscape Associates

Contractor: Landscape Associates

Landscape Associates are a multi-award-winning landscape company with quality assured standards, a personal approach and an uncompromising eye for detail.

  • The Oregon Garden
  • The Oregon Garden
  • The Oregon Garden
  • The Charleston & North Carolina Garden
  • The Charleston & North Carolina Garden