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Water Feature Ideas – Inspired by Nature

Water Feature Ideas – Inspired by Nature

In this part of our series on water features we draw inspiration from the natural world- ponds and waterfalls. Nature in all its beauty and power can form the most dramatic water features to the most tranquil and we try to draw inspiration from this in our many backyard creations. Here we take a look at natural water feature ideas. Ponds Ponds can be created to a size to exactly suit your space. Over the last Century over 70% of…

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Water Feature Ideas – Contemporary Style

Water Feature Ideas – Contemporary Style

In the final part of our water feature ideas series, we look at contemporary water features. These feature bring a modern twist to any garden design and the only limit is your imagination! Rain Curtains The Space Within Garden by Rae Wilkinson at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show features a stunning rain curtain, which can fit even in the tightest of spaces.  The use of Dove Grey Cobbles and Dove Grey Pebbles and the calming, cool colours add to the tranquility…

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Water Feature Ideas – Feature Stones

Water Feature Ideas – Feature Stones

Looking for water feature ideas for your garden? Creating your own backyard Zen needn’t be a massive undertaking and you don’t need a large space in which to implement a stunning water feature. Even the smallest of gardens can accommodate one and often it can actually make your garden look bigger! So if you want to sit and relax in your outdoor space, whilst listening to the soothing sound of water, read on for some inspiration. Slate Paddlestone Stacks These…

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Aura’s Contemporary Garden Transformation

Aura’s Contemporary Garden Transformation

Based in Clacton-on-Sea, Aura Garden Design create innovative and original gardens. They ensure their projects are practical and look spectacular! Aura sent us both pictures and a video of a modern garden transformation they undertook. This was because our Duck Egg Pebbles 30-50mm were used and it was a real treat to see the stunning results. Their brief was to create a contemporary, family friendly garden with four different zones – relaxing, entertaining, cooking and playing. The relatively small garden…

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Wonderful wildlife garden at Hampton Court

Wonderful wildlife garden at Hampton Court

The stunning BBC Springwatch Garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2019 was designed by award winning garden designer Jo Thompson alongside wildlife writer Kate Bradbury. It was chock full of ideas on how people can make their gardens more wildlife friendly. Created as a feature garden for the show, it highlights the issue of the decline in the UK’s wildlife. There are 3 separate gardens depicted within it, all of which provide a haven for wildlife. The idea behind…

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Inspiration from Chatsworth Flower Show

Inspiration from Chatsworth Flower Show

We are very fortunate to have the Chatsworth Flower Show right on our doorstep and have enjoyed visiting it since it started 3 years ago. This year we were very impressed with the show gardens and delighted to see most of them using aggregates within the design. Our blog guides you through our favourite gardens and the products that were featured within them. The Wedgwood Garden We donated our Goldpath self-binding gravel to the Gold medal winning Wedgwood Garden. It…

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Going for Gold

Going for Gold

If you are looking to transform your garden with our products and want to take inspiration from a Gold Medal winning show garden then read on! This summer has seen many of our products used in gardens that have received gold at the UK’s top Flower Shows. Our blog will guide you through how these gardens used decorative aggregates to fantastic effect! Harrogate Flower Show Harrogate Flower show ran from the 25th to 28th April and we provided our Ebony…

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The Manchester Garden

The Manchester Garden

We take a look at The Manchester Garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. It was designed by Exterior Architecture and honours the great city’s past, present and future. As Manchester was at the heart of the industrial revolution it developed very quickly which left very little green space. The garden was created to illustrate their desire to be at the forefront of urban planting and celebrates the ethos of green spaces such as Angel Meadows. There were 10 trees…

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The Gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show

The Gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show

Set against the stunning back drop of the Hampton Court Palace and its gardens, the flower show is one of the best-loved horticultural events in the UK. We were lucky enough to visit the show this year and see the abundance of inspirational show gardens, most of which featured decorative stone. BBC Springwatch Garden We donated our Cotswold Chippings into the BBC Springwatch Garden which was designed as a feature garden by Jo Thompson alongside wildlife writer Kate Bradbury. The…

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A Look at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

A Look at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

The show at Tatton is in full swing and we were able to enjoy a visit to see the gardens on display at the show. There are some really excellent gardens to enjoy and be inspired by. Lets take a look at a few! The Phytosanctuary Garden Designer – Kristian Reay Builder – Steven Foxcroft Landscapes Award – Gold Medal Winner A stunning Young Designer Garden to see is The Phytosanctuary Garden, Designed by Kristian Reay, 27 from Somerset. This…

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