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.
Attending Glee, the leading garden and leisure industry show, was a great opportunity for Nathan Dodd to spot trends and anticipate products that will come onto the market in the near future.
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 Nathan James Dodd describes how your outdoor space can become quite a menagerie.
Ornate water features and fountains are familiar sights particularly in stately gardens and formal locations. David Coton reviews some alternatives that will add distinguished elegance to your home.
Walls, whether they mark a boundary or support your house, are on the whole functional and unappealing. Nathan James Dodd suggests using wall plaques and ornaments to improve their appearance.
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. Nathan James Dodd considers timber and stone containers and how best to use them.
Chilstone have been crafting fine architectural stonework since the 1950s, Nathan James Dodd and David Coton paid a visit to their Kent HQ to discover the techniques that have made their products so successful.
Natural stone, especially beautiful sandstone with its veins of rich colour, is a wonderful material from which to craft garden planters, water features and benches. David Coton explains why the Strata Natural Stone range, now available on GardenSite, should find a home in every garden.
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.
Traditional cast stone garden planters often reference styles from the classical to the rustic, with many replicating stately home originals. Nathan James Dodd reviews the range of traditional planters for sale in the UK.
Stone sundials feature classical, traditional and contemporary designs, in Portland, Bath, Terracotta, Slate and Coade colours. Here Nathan James Dodd, reviews the UK range.
Decorative and practical, stone garden furniture takes inspiration from many different styles. Here is David Coton's review of stone garden furniture that's currently available on Gardensite.
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. In this Blog, David Coton provides a guide to stone finials available in the UK to gardeners and landscape designers.
Stone Bird Baths make handsome features in any garden, not forgetting their primary purpose of providing water for birds to bathe in and drink. Nathan James Dodd reviews the range available to gardeners.
Stone contemporary planters are an attractive presence in gardens, conservatories and patios. David Coton from GardenSite provides a guide to choosing one that will enhance your property with style.
Garden memorials are becoming more popular in the UK, as people choose to remember their pets or their loved ones with a stone ornament. Nathan James Dodd reviews the stone range of memorial ornaments sold on GardenSite that can be used as a planter, water feature or sundial.
It's that time of the year again when keen gardeners look forward to attending and being inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show.
We were recently contacted by Channel 5's Big Brother who have purchased from us four garden ornaments to be used in their Renaissance inspired house for 2014.
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 the impressive Sir John Soane's Museum collection in London.