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Looking For An Awe Inspiring Garden Feature? This Will Do Gneissly.

Post date: 30 Mar, 2022

After finding this eye-catching boulder in the CED Stone Landscape Scotland Depot's yard, we consulted our resident geologist Simon Copsey for a little more information on the interesting banding on the boulder which appeared to be raised on the outer surface of the stone. Simon was happy to oblige and give us a little geology/history lesson. Enjoy....


London's Beautiful Kyoto Garden, Delighting visitors for Thirty Years

Post date: 19 Sep, 2021

Nestled in the grounds of the 22-hectare Holland Park in west London, you will find one of Britain's most beautiful and unique gardens. This month marks 30 years since the Kyoto Garden was opened and it was a huge honour of ours to be suppliers for the garden.


CED Stone Excited For The Return of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Post date: 09 Sep, 2021

Its back after a two year hiatus. Read our blog to see what natural stone products we are supplying to RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year from 7-tonne boulders to footpath gravels.


Supporting The Psalm 23 Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Post date: 07 Sep, 2021

RHS Chelsea Flower Show is back! This year we are thrilled to have our products feature in the The Psalm 23 Garden sponsored by the Bible Society. Find out how Sarah and Mark got on sourcing stone for the garden with help from our Boulder Hunter...


Belvoir Castle Flower & Garden Show Design & Build Competition Winner Announced

Post date: 08 Jun, 2021

CED Stone Group would like to thank all the designers who entered the Belvoir Castle Flower And Garden Show - Design A Show Garden Competition. The brief we set for the garden was 'Tranquility' and we received some fantastic entries. After much thought and discussion, we are delighted to announce the winner of the competition


CED Stone Group partners with what3words

Post date: 19 Apr, 2021

CED Stone partners with location technology company what3words to provide faster and more reliable deliveries. The partnership will enable customers to give their exact delivery point at checkout, so their deliveries find them more efficiently without the need for additional directions.


CED Stone Group joins the High Ground Top Team

Post date: 10 Apr, 2021

CED Stone has joined the #HighGroundTopTeam and will be supplying stone for their first 'Op Frith' mental health and physical wellbeing garden.


The Cabin At Hortus Loci, Hook - A Beautiful Partnership

Post date: 22 Mar, 2021

CED Stone Group are delighted to announce we are adding a new pin to our map with the opening of The Cabin at Hortus Loci in Hook serving as a sort of mini CED Stone depot where visitors will be able to browse the display and pick up our new brochure or samples.


Permeating Success: CED Stone Group officially launch ECCO Products in the UK

Post date: 18 Feb, 2021

ECCO Products and CED Stone are building upon their long-established relationship to drive awareness and expand the full range of ECCO’s innovative water-permeable landscaping solutions across the UK and Ireland. The first step in this process is for CEDAdrive and CEDApath to be rebranded to ECCOGRAVEL.


Belvoir Castle Flower & Garden Show Design & Build Competition

Post date: 14 Jan, 2021

Call for competition entries - CED Stone are delighted to support this exciting garden show now in its fourth consecutive year, with a competition for budding new garden designers and landscapers to show what they can achieve in a small garden using CED Stone products


CED Stone Principal Winners At BALI Awards 2020

Post date: 05 Dec, 2020

CED Stone are regular sponsors of the BALI Awards, this year sponsoring the digital programme. This year, however, was extra-special for our company; After entering the awards for the first time ever, we were awarded Principal winners of the BALI Affiliate Exceptional Service award!


We’re Now Just A Stones Throw Away With Online Shopping

Post date: 16 Nov, 2020

CED Stone Landscape Depots are now just a stones throw away with their new E-Commerce sites. That’s right, you can now buy your favourite CED Stone products at the click of a button.


Oakio Composite Wood, Designed For Living, Built To Last

Post date: 06 Nov, 2020

Here at CED Stone, we are dedicated to offering customers the most varied and extensive range of natural stone and hard landscaping products on the market. We are delighted to announce that we are adding to our product range and are now official suppliers of Oakio Composite Wood Decking.


COVID - 19 - Statement

Post date: 04 Nov, 2020

At CED Stone Group, our priority as we respond to COVID-19 continues to be the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, clients and the broader community.


CED’s Green Schist Stone Paving Makes A Stunning Debut In Ireland

Post date: 03 Nov, 2020

Over in Ireland our CED Stone Landscape Depot in Omagh have supplied our Green Schist paving for a domestic project this month, the very first time this stone has been used on the Emerald Isle.


11 Foundation launch new NHS Hospital Garden

Post date: 02 Oct, 2020

A new garden has been launched at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham by 11 Foundation a charity set up by Former England footballer Joe Cole and his wife Caryl. The garden is the first in a line of NHS Hospital gardens planned with the ambition of inspiring like-minded businesses to support their local or district hospitals and create more of these sites across the country.


Drumragh Integrated College Students Enjoy New Social Garden

Post date: 24 Sep, 2020

Three years ago, staff and students at Drumragh Integrated College lost a much loved and treasured friend, colleague, and teacher. Now thanks to a newly built communal space at the college the memory of popular English teacher Graham Peters will continue to inspire students.


30 Years Supplying Stone To RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Post date: 14 May, 2020

To help us get through the RHS Chelsea Flower Show blues we’re taking a trip down memory lane exploring the archives and remembering some of the incredible gardens we’ve supplied stone to over the last 30 years.


Supporting The Northern Roots Oldham Garden

Post date: 29 Apr, 2020

CED Stone Group are thrilled to be supporting The Northern Roots Oldham Garden at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. The garden is being designed by international garden designer Peter Donegan who has once again teamed up with serial show garden builders Burnham Landscaping. So, what’s going on in Oldham then?


CED Stone Making Waves Across The Pond

Post date: 21 Feb, 2020

CED Stone Group is delighted to announce that our North American arm, CED North America Inc, is now the proud owner of a Natural Stone Institute - Pinnacle Award, won in the ‘Public Landscapes/Parks/Memorials’ category. The winning project, Drexel Square, a $3.5 billion public square development in West Philadelphia.


CED Stone Group Awarded Best Of Houzz 2020

Post date: 13 Feb, 2020

We are delighted to have won Best Of Design on Houzz® for the third year running.


A Look Back At 2019 - Part 2

Post date: 17 Dec, 2019


A Look Back At 2019 - Part 1

Post date: 16 Dec, 2019

With 2020 in our sights we take a look back on 2019 and it certainly has been a busy year, such a busy year in act that we have had to split our News Round-Up into two parts.


Unlikely Movie Stars: Limestone in the Limelight

Post date: 12 Nov, 2019

CED Stone Landscape Depots are becoming increasingly aware of prop buyers visiting the yards looking to source stone for use in film productions and we have over the years supplied a variety of stone to several Hollywood blockbusters.


Talk To Me, An Installation Encouraging Londoners to talk about Mental Health

Post date: 13 Sep, 2019

Steuart Padwick returns to London Design Festival supporting Time To Change and an installation which encourage Londoners and visitors to talk about mental health.


A Small, Bright Space No Matter The Weather

Post date: 11 Jul, 2019

Created in memory of the well-known weather presenter Dianne Oxberry, CED Stone Landscape are proud to sponsor the stone elements in the BBC North West Tonight Sunshine Garden at RHS Tatton 2019.


Caledonian Coastal Garden & Phytosanctuary Garden

Post date: 09 Jul, 2019

There are so many fantastic gardens that are going to be at RHS Tatton Flower Show this year, with CED Stone Group sponsoring some of the stone elements in a few.


RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival 2019 - Part 2

Post date: 30 Jun, 2019

We are delighted to be supporting some fantastic gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Festival this year. Here is a breakdown of the gardens which will feature CED Stone products, we wish each and every one of them the very best of luck.


RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival 2019 - Part 1

Post date: 29 Jun, 2019

We are delighted to be supporting some fantastic gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Festival this year. Here is a breakdown of the gardens which will feature CED Stone products, we wish each and every one of them the very best of luck.


RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival Gets A Dose Of Nature

Post date: 26 Jun, 2019

Garden designer Michelle Brandon is giving visitors a strong dose of nature with her first ever show garden ‘The Forest Will See You Now’. Michelle’s design is the representation of a forest, highlighting the benefits of nature, especially a forest environment.


Made by Children, For Children – The Believe in Tomorrow Garden at RHS Hampton Court 2019

Post date: 24 Jun, 2019

CED Stone Group are proud to work alongside Seonaid Royall to build the Believe in Tomorrow Garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show this year.


The Therapeutic Benefits Of Gardening At RHS Hampton Court

Post date: 17 Jun, 2019

Tony Wagstaff and the Southend Youth Offending Team (YOT) are back at RHS Hampton Court with ‘The Therapeutic Garden’, promoting the health-giving properties of horticulture and shining a spotlight on the beneficial role that plants and gardening have in supporting people living with dementia, anxiety and other mental illnesses


CED Stone Now Stocking DALTEX Resin Bound Surfacing System

Post date: 12 Jun, 2019

Our customers know CED Stone for having one of the most extensive ranges of natural stone and hard landscaping products on the market, and we are delighted to announce DALTEX Resin Bound surface system is now available throughout the CED Stone Landscape Depots.


CED Stone Group join Lynn Hill for ‘The Garden Party’.

Post date: 01 Jun, 2019

CED Stone has been working with Lynn Hill on her fantastic garden design ‘The Garden Party: Celebrating 20years of Gardening Scotland’. The garden will be built with the help of some highly skilled friends keen to join the party, Root One East, GM Land Solutions, Ogilvies of Haddington, Endrick Landscapes and Ashlea supported by British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI).


SRUC Students Bring Their Front Garden Creations To College Street

Post date: 28 May, 2019

CED Stone Group sponsor entries in the brand new Gardening Scotland Feature, College Street. College Street, sponsored by SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College), will see gardens designed and built by teams of students from Edinburgh, Oatridge and Elmwood Campuses.


CED Stone Supports Industry Associations

Post date: 27 Feb, 2019

As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of natural stone, we at CED Ltd understand how hard the market has been recently for contractors, designers and clients alike and how constant increases in day to day costs are effecting everyone’s ability to make a profit. We would like to offer something back.


Congratulations to the 2018 PLB Award winners

Post date: 14 Feb, 2019

Last week on Friday 9th February CED Stone Group were proud to be headline sponsors of The Pro Landscaper Business Awards held at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, London. The annual competition only in it’s second year, is fast becoming one of the highlights of the horticultural and landscape year.


CED Stone Group Celebrates 40 years

Post date: 26 Sep, 2018

Over the last four decades, we’ve worked hard to stay at the forefront of the landscape industry and fulfil the needs of an ever-changing market. My father, Michael Heap, founded CED in it’s present guise back in 1978. There was no company like CED in the UK - nobody else supplied unusual or special stone materials like we did. Quite simply, CED led the way.


Using British Stone - by CED Stone Group Managing Director Giles Heap

Post date: 31 Aug, 2018

We all know that the UK currently imports huge amounts of stone from China and India. Interestingly though, for commercial and public realm projects, we are seeing more and more clients choose European stone over Indian or Chinese stone despite the higher associated costs. Why? More often than not this is simply because quality European stone from countries like Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and France can be imported with quicker lead times.


Chester Zoo Goes Wild For CEDEC Silver Footpath Gravel

Post date: 31 Aug, 2018

This summer, a series of outdoor creations have been on display at Chester Zoo’s first-ever large-scale gardens and science festival. CEDEC Silver footpath gravel features in the pheromone garden.


Our Approach To Ethical Trading - by Guest Blogger Calum Fraser, CED’s Commercial Division Director

Post date: 17 Aug, 2018

As one of the leading stone companies in the UK’s landscaping industry, we consider it our duty and responsibility to conduct our business in an ethical manner, a value that we prioritise across the board at CED Stone Group. We dedicate a lot of time and resources to monitor and map our worker factories and then act to remedy and improve ethical sourcing issues.


CED Stone Group Is Going Global! Introducing Our New Division; CED North America Inc.

Post date: 19 Jul, 2018

It’s an exciting time for us at the moment, as we announce that our CED Stone Commercial division is growing and expanding into new overseas territories! Our newly established CED Stone North America Inc. will supply natural stone and hard landscaping products to public, commercial, trafficked and pedestrian landscape projects in the Canadian and North American markets.


SlateWood Is The Bees Knees! Briony Doubleday of Bee’s Gardens Wins Gold At Blenheim AND RHS Tatton!

Post date: 18 Jul, 2018

The superbly talented Briony Doubleday from Bee’s Gardens liked our SlateWood so much, she made it a key feature in her award-winning show garden ‘The Penumbra’ which she showcased at both the Blenheim Palace Flower Show (22nd - 24th June) and the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show (18th - 22nd July).


Porphyry Setts Down The Garden Path: Alexandra Noble’s ‘Health And Wellbeing Garden’ At RHS Hampton

Post date: 04 Jul, 2018

A few months back, Alexandra and Ed Burnham from Burnham Landscaping came to visit us at our London East – West Thurrock depot to discuss the design with our Managing Director, Giles Heap. Alexandra presented her designs to Giles, which included some very narrow, tightly curved paths that would circle around different sections of the garden.


CED Stone Group Sponsor ‘Evolve: Through The Roots Of Time’ Feature Exhibit at RHS Hampton Court

Post date: 29 Jun, 2018

Back in May this year, we were approached by Gemma Lake, RHS Hampton Court Palace’s Show Manager. Gemma asked us if we would be interested in working collaboratively with the RHS to create ‘Evolve: Through the Roots of Time’; a large educational feature garden planned for the show.


How To Use Boulders: ‘The Viking Cruises Nordic Lifestyle Garden’ At RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Post date: 28 Jun, 2018

‘We wanted to create a natural-looking plunge pool in the Viking garden’ said Stephen. ‘a natural spring would reflect the geological formations found across many Nordic countries. It was important to use worn and weathered rock, to make it look like it had been worn away over the years by water and the elements.


Supporting The BBC Countryfile 30th Anniversary Garden by Ann-Marie Powell at RHS Hampton Court 2018

Post date: 25 Jun, 2018

The much-loved BBC programme has teamed up with the RHS to create this exciting commemorative garden, paying tribute to the Countryfile’s success over the last 30 years. CED Stone Group are thrilled to be sponsoring the garden by donating our stone products.


Lynn Hill Garden Design and CED Stone Group Win Best Show Garden at Gardening Scotland 2018

Post date: 01 Jun, 2018

Known as Scotland’s national gardening and outdoor living show, Gardening Scotland 2018 is in full swing this weekend. Over the last few weeks, the team from our CED Stone Landscape Scotland Depot in Castlecary have been working with the talented Lynn Hill of Lynn Hill Garden Design to create The Garden Retreat: A Place For Living.


CED Supports The HTA ‘The Great Escape’ Garden At RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

Post date: 27 May, 2018

The concept for ‘The Great Escape’ is to highlight some of the ways people of all ages can enjoy their outdoor spaces. CED were delighted to support our friends at the HTA by donating our Grey Sawn Sandstone paving to ‘The Great Escape’.


Treehouses, Greenhouses & Highland Cows – CED Supports RHS Chelsea Tradestands

Post date: 23 May, 2018

This year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show is now in full swing, with some of the finest designers in the industry using our natural stone products in their gardens. But we’ve also been supporting some fantastic tradestands too, who are all raising the bar and bringing some very inventive and creative outdoor products to the market: