Benefits Of Buying A Chilstone Cast Stone Ornament

Hand crafted cast stone ornaments are a superb addition to any garden, so GardenSite is naturally excited at the prospect of offering products from market leaders Chilstone during 2015. David Coton explains why their range of garden ornaments and architectural stonework is so impressive.

Created by David Coton on Friday, 19th of December, 2014.
Updated on Thursday, 23rd of February, 2017.


Chilstone Cast Stone Ornaments

Reconstituted or composite stone ornaments reached great popularity in Victorian England. After the manufacturing techniques were thought to have been lost, Chilstone re-invented the processes during the 1950s.

Now based in Kent, Chilstone craftsmen produce a wide array of ornaments, sculptures and structures including fountains, urns, bird baths, temples, sundials, jardinieres, benches and pedestals.

As a testament to their fine quality, Chilstone ornaments can now be found in some of the world's great gardens.

Hand Crafted 

Easily distinguished from mass produced ornaments, Chilstone products are entirely hand made with a finish identical to carved stone and they are often based on the work of great designers. 

Attention to detail is paramount with accurate reproduction conveying the original item's elegance whether antique or contemporary.

Colour and texture closely resembles Portland stone, and the composition of the reconstituted stone encourages moss and lichen to enhance its appearance, developing a patina that blends into the landscape.

Interestingly, many ornaments that have acquired sufficient character increase in value and can be seen as an investment as well as a beautiful ornament.

Ideal Gifts

Chilstone ornaments also make wonderful gifts to mark a special occasion or to commemorate an anniversary, perhaps marked with an inscription or bearing a plaque.

Many of their products can be seen at the Chilstone show gardens near Tunbridge Wells, however from next year you will be able to choose from their whole range through GardenSite.

Look out for further news regarding Chilstone on The Gardener blog in the new year.

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