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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 – 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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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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City Escapes Garden wins three awards at Royal Norfolk Show

City Escapes Garden wins three awards at Royal Norfolk Show

In June this year we supported Lucy Belsey in her City Escapes garden at the Royal Norfolk Show. We were pleased to donate Silver Grey Pebbles and Cobbles to the project which was awarded an incredible Gold Medal, Best in Show and the Visitor Vote. We love hearing about the process that landscape designers go through to create such beautiful spaces so we asked Lucy some questions about her City Escapes garden. What were the key elements of the City…

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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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RHS Chatsworth Show Garden Diaries: The Build

RHS Chatsworth Show Garden Diaries: The Build

This year we had the opportunity to experience what it’s like to build a show garden at one of the UK’s most prestigious flower shows. The Wedgwood Garden was designed by Jamie Butterworth and built by Keyscape Design and Construction. We’ve put the RHS Chatsworth Show Garden Diaries together so you can see what goes on behind the scenes at a build. How Do You Build A Garden? More specifically how do you go about building a show garden that’s…

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RHS Chatsworth Show Garden Diaries: The Design

RHS Chatsworth Show Garden Diaries: The Design

We’ve been really lucky to see behind the scenes at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019 as we supported the Wedgwood Garden designed by Jamie Butterworth. In the RHS Chatsworth Show Garden Diaries you can see how a show garden is created. We take you through the journey from initial design to judging day. This post is part 1 of our RHS Chatsworth Diaries and it’s all about designing the Wedgwood show garden. Where The Design Starts Jamie Butterworth first…

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The Festival Theatre at RHS Malvern Flower Show

The Festival Theatre at RHS Malvern Flower Show

We were thrilled to supply products to the Festival Theatre at RHS Malvern Flower Show. Ruth Gwynn Associates and Keyscapes Design & Construction built and designed the stage. It was sponsored by Great Little Breaks. We went to speak to the team about the challenges and successes of their build at RHS Malvern. Festival Theatre hosted gardening experts RHS Malvern is one of the largest flowers shows that take place over the spring and summer season. This year it featured…

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