Great Gardens of the USA: The Oregon Garden

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… Continue reading ...

This news posted on 28th Jun 2016

All The World’s a Stage at Hampton Court Palace

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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This news posted on 28th Jun 2016

A Summer Retreat at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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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This news posted on 27th Jun 2016

Journey Latin America’s Inca Garden Comes to Hampton Court

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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This news posted on 27th Jun 2016

A Metaphor for Modern Life at RHS Chelsea 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… Continue reading ...

This news posted on 20th May 2016

Award Winning Mosaics to Debut at RHS Chelsea

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… Continue reading ...

This news posted on 19th May 2016

The Honeysuckle Blue Garden

Not only a RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden, Honeysuckle Blue is part of a larger initiative to teach children and educational groups the age-old techniques of using plants to create their fabric dye.

The garden is designed by Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra, whose studio raise their own sheep, keep bees, cultivate a botanical garden and grow their own plants for dyes which are then used as materials in their work.

Collaborating on the design is Stefan Jaspers, a landscape designer with… Continue reading ...

This news posted on 18th May 2016

Together We Can Make History

Perhaps one of the most exciting features at the Chelsea Flower Show this year is the interactive acoustic garden by Papworth Trust; something which has never before been hosted at the world recognised event.

Joining forces to make show history are world famous solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and leading disabled charity, Papworth Trust. Their garden, ‘Together We Can’ takes inspiration from Papworth Trust’s campaign, ‘I Can’, which launched in 2014… Continue reading ...

This news posted on 16th May 2016

What do maths and Flower shows have in common?

What do maths and Flower shows have in common?
The answer? Fibonacci.

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This news posted on 9th May 2016

Japanese Gardens with CED Stone Group

There is no doubt that Japanese gardens are both beautiful and inspiring.  Without being able to pinpoint one particular feature, they are also instantly recognisable.

With stock ranging from feature stones and boulders to aggregates and bespoke, we are in the ideal position to supply to Japanese gardens. With a long running history with the Japanese Garden Society, particularly our Chairman, Michael Heap, we have come to understand the needs of natural stone within these outstandingly… Continue reading ...

This news posted on 18th Apr 2016

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