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.
Borderstone's impressive range of ornamental stoneware has always proved popular on GardenSite, and partners David Coton and Andrew Hall recently paid a visit to their manufacturing and distribution base in Nottinghamshire.
Burbage metal and wooden gates, fencing and railing have recently been added to GardenSite, and last week David Coton took the opportunity to visit their Cannock base.
In the absence of real fairies, Nathan James Dodd has used delightful resin, stone and metal ornaments to create a magical garden for his children.
GardenSite is always striving to be the best in all aspects of our business and along the way it’s pleasing to see our efforts appreciated. As Nathan James Dodd reports, our latest award is for ‘Stockist Of The Year 2015’.
Although we all like to encourage wildlife into the garden, creatures of a more inanimate nature can populate the landscape. Not all are native to the British Isles and David Coton describes how your outdoor space can become a haven for domestic, farmyard and wild animals.
If you have a small garden, courtyard, or no garden at all, container growing might be the perfect way to fill your outside space with some of your favourite plants. David Coton considers timber and stone containers and how best to use them.
Hand crafted cast stone ornaments are a superb addition to any garden and Chilstone have been creating top quality architectural stonework since the 1950s, David Coton recently paid a visit to their Kent HQ to discover the techniques that have made their products so successful.
Whether contemporary or classical, plain or highly decorative, as stone furniture is made from a natural material, its design will blend easily into most garden surroundings. Each type of stone imbues the furniture with particular characteristics, and you have a wide choice to suit individual taste and the landscape that you wish to create.
These perfectly round balls, mostly smooth but some decorated, can embellish a pier or capital, elegantly transforming what may be a plain entrance and landscape. In this Blog, David Coton provides a guide to cast stone Balls and Bases available to UK gardeners and landscape designers.
Traditionally placed on gate posts and piers, stone finials can be significant garden ornaments in their own right as well as embellishments. David Coton provides a guide to Haddonstone stone finials designed in the UK and manufactured to the highest standards from top quality cast stone.
Garden memorials are becoming more popular in the UK, and David Coton reviews the range of ornaments and statuary available on GardenSite as people choose this way to remember their loved ones and even their pets.
It's that time of the year again when keen gardeners, celebrities and the general public look forward to attending and being inspired by the fabulous displays at the Chelsea Flower Show.
GardenSite were recently contacted by Channel 5's Big Brother who purchased four garden ornaments to be used in their Renaissance inspired Big Brother house for 2014.
This week we were delighted and a little awe struck by the arrival of King Kong, a giant resin Toscano ornament depicting the world's most famous gorilla. It's great to have this magnificent beast on display in Birmingham, standing over 8ft tall with 5’ 8in wide shoulders and weighing in at an impressive 120 kilos (19 stones),
Over the past few years, Citizen Khan, starring Adil Ray, has established itself as a very popular BBC comedy. We were therefore more than happy to supply the production company with a pair of Lion Garden Ornaments to decorate the front entrance of Mr Khan's house.
Haddonstone are famous internationally for their cast stone landscape ornaments. The company has been designing and manufacturing superb garden stonework in classical and contemporary styles since 1971. Here Nathan James Dodd explains how their top quality products can transform your garden.
GardenSite partner, David Coton, is pleased to announce that Leanne Arrowsmith from Kelkay is the latest recipient of our Excellent Customer Service Award.
Paul O'Grady is one of TV's best known presenters and, as he was celebrating the Chelsea Flower Show Week on his ITV daytime show, Nathan James Dodd thought he was just the person to receive our gift of a Zombie garden ornament.
Haddonstone have just announced the launch of their impressive Sir John Soane's Museum collection. The new ornaments will replicate works of art from the Sir John Soane's Museum near Holborn in London which contains an astonishing collection of historical artifacts.