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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:


6 Things You Didn’t Know About Ishihara Kazuyuki and his O-Motenashi-No Niwa Garden

Post date: 22 May, 2018

A few months ago, we welcomed Ishihara Kazuyuki’s team to our CED London East Depot in West Thurrock in order to discuss their Chelsea design and material requirements. During the visit we were lucky enough to find out some prertty cool facts about the garden…


Supporting River Of Flower’s ‘Honeycomb Meadow Bee Garden’ at RHS Chelsea

Post date: 18 May, 2018

Feed the bees to feed us! The Honeycomb Meadow Bee Garden by charity River Of Flowers will bring a meadow into the very heart of London at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.


Inspired By Resilience & Resourcefulness: Tom Massey & The Lemon Tree Trust at RHS Chelsea

Post date: 17 May, 2018

By immersing himself into the lives of the Syrian refugees living at the Domiz Refugee Camp in Northern Iraq, garden designer Tom Massey has been able to create a garden that authentically communicates the values that The Lemon Tree Trust works towards.


Moving Mountains for RHS Chelsea - The Trailfinders South African Wine Estate Garden

Post date: 11 May, 2018

By our guest blogger Emily Cowan, who is based from our CED Stone Landscape - Scotland Depot…

This year, we were contacted by London-based designer Jonathan Snow to aid him in sourcing rock for his ambitious RHS Chelsea garden entry – Trailfinders South African Wine Estate…


‘Spring Gardens Should Be So Much More Than Just Bulbs’: Kate Gould At The Ascot Spring Flower Show

Post date: 24 Apr, 2018

The very first Ascot Spring Flower Show went down a treat last week, with positive reviews and plant enthusiasts flocking to see the specialist nurseries, tradestands and show gardens on display. Award-winning designer Kate Gould created ‘A Garden For All Seasons’ for the show, an enticing and attractive garden that was a firm favourite with visitors…


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’.


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.


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

Post date: 31 Jan, 2018

To coincide with the SGD Awards 2017, we have a very special surprise to reveal to our customers, friends and colleagues - something we have been working on and developing for the last two years.


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

Post date: 07 Dec, 2017

On 15 December, CED Head Office and Depots will be donning their daftest, most wonderful woollies to raise money for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.


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.


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.


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.


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!


CED Hosts SGD Designer Development Day

Post date: 05 Sep, 2017

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.


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.


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

Post date: 21 Jul, 2017

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.


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

Post date: 18 Jul, 2017

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.


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

Post date: 27 Jun, 2017

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.


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.


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.


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

Post date: 14 Jun, 2017

Taking centre stage at BBC Gardeners’ World Live is Romance in the Ruins, a large show garden for Wyevale by the talented designer Claudia de Yong – and one that visitors can get up close and personal with, thanks in part to the footpath gravel donated by CED.


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.


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.


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

Post date: 07 Jun, 2017

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.


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

Post date: 02 Jun, 2017

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.


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

Post date: 01 Jun, 2017

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…


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…


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.


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

Post date: 11 May, 2017

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.


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.

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


‘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.


‘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’.


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.