David Coton was delighted to recently meet with Frank Honald, President and Owner of Henri Studio USA, who had flown in from Chicago to discuss the opportunity of bringing their products back into the UK next year.
GardenSite have secured the final delivery of Henri Studio cast stone garden ornaments to be distributed through Kelkay. We will be looking at ways of continuing to supply this popular range but at the moment we have only a limited amount of stock.
GardenSite has secured the final stock of Henri Studio cast stone products from Kelkay, who have decided to end the five year distribution deal they've had with manufacturers Stonecaster that followed the closure of the UK operation.
Made in Illinois in the United States, Henri Studio ornaments have always been best sellers, and Kelkay took over UK sales and marketing when the American parent struggled to keep up with demand.
Innovators from when they started out half a century ago, Henri Studio have developed a thoroughly deserved reputation for their cast stone statuary, fountains and other ornamentation that can be contemporary or traditional in style.
Particularly well known for water features such as the Zen Fountain or Hurricane Eye, their products are always remarkably well designed with great attention to detail, handcrafted with great skill and renowned for featuring inventive engineering.
They will enhance your garden or outside space with attractive interest and the creativity and commitment to quality by Henri Studio's skilled craftsmen has always been very apparent.
Our photograph shows the last delivery arriving at our Birmingham garden centre, GardenSite will continue to offer Henri Studio products as long as stocks last and we will endeavour to source new supplies over the coming months.
We will be receiving new stock at the garden centre during February in readiness for spring which hopefully is just around the corner, in the meantime David Coton suggests the jobs you should be tackling in the garden this month.
Clouds usually have a silver lining and, as we slowly but surely start to live normal lives again, our taste for preparing succulent meals in our own outdoor space will be satisfied by a new range of barbecues and modular kitchens from market leaders Napoleon.
Although the days are short and the view from our Garden Centre is dull and overcast, David Coton suggests that getting out into the garden is one of the few pleasures we can enjoy while social distancing restrictions are still in place.
There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, sound advice and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites in 2021. However, during the current government restrictions don't be surprised to see repeats filling gaps in a depleted schedule and other programmes adopting a different format..