Family Fun this Summer!

Many of the Garden Centres and National Trust houses are running fun activities across the summer holidays. Moreton Park Garden Centre nr Chirk have different activities running every week from 30 July including a ‘reptile roadshow’!  See link for more details. http://www.moretonpark.com/summer

The National Trust have some fab days out this summer including the chance to visit  various locations from the Harry Potter movies, enter Batman’s Secret Lair and enjoy some fairy magic at Enchanted Forests.  See http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/families/events-for-families/

Visit us at Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Westminster Stone and the National Trust Landscape Collection have once again been chosen to create a beautiful landscape setting in-conjunction with Alitex Greenhouses and Conservatories at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.  The prestigious annual event will take place between May 20-24th  will showcase a range of our renowned flagstones, brick pavers and decorative garden accessories.

Alitex NTLC Image 1

Visit Burford Garden Company

The beautiful Burford Garden Centre in the Cotswolds has something to offer everyone during the Easter Holidays, from it’s National Award for bulbs & extensive garden & outdoor living displays to the gorgeous interior collections and childrens store. Then, when you’re worn out with all that shopping, visit their Award winning cafe!

Whilst you’re there also check out our amazing Westminster Paving Display including our prestigious National Trust Landscape Collection http://www.burford.co.uk/national-trust-paving-centre.html

Hayes Garden World become our latest stockist!

hayes garden world

Hayes Garden World in beautiful Ambleside in the Lake District have become our latest display centre.  A family run business for 5 generations, Hayes has been trading for over 200 years with extensive ranges of both garden and home products, pets & aquatics and a large cafe with lovely outdoor terrace.  Hayes will carry display modules for the National Trust Landscape Collection allowing visitors to view the products & design ideas.  They will be offering nationwide ‘direct to home’ distribution, ideal for those visiting the Lake District from afar.

Alan Titchmarsh Designs for Chelsea after 30 years!

This year’s Chelsea Flower Show running May 20-24th will include a Garden designed by Alan Titchmarsh, his first at the Show for 30 years.  The Garden wlll celebrate the 50 years since the introduction of ‘Britain in Bloom’ which encourages communities to clean and brighten their local environment.  The Garden entitled ‘From the Moors to the Sea – a celebration of RHS Britain in Bloom’ also marks Mr Titchmarsh’s 50th year in horticulture.  

Producing your own cut flower patch

If you are planning to produce your own cut flower patch you might want to take a look at our sister range http://westminsterstone.com/ for all the materials you need to make raised beds. Plant a mixture of hardy annuals and biennials plus some dahlias to produce flowering plants from late Spring to mid Autumn.

Chelsea Flower Show 2013

We are proud to be working with some of the biggest names at Chelsea 2013.  Come and visit us at the following stands which will be using our Flagstones to create their beautiful Gardens:

WESTMINSTER STONE – STAND FR12

In conjunction with Lateral Design Studio

Showcasing a Garden Designed by Juliet Sargeant


GAZE BURVILL – STAND MA9 – MAIN AVENUE

Garden Designed by Alex Foster Garden Design

Showing the National Trust Landscape Collection:

Country House – Petworth Flagstones;

Cotswold Manor – Hidcote Flagstones,

& Kitchen Garden – Brick Pavers


ALITEX GREENHOUSES – STAND MA10 – MAIN AVENUE

Garden designed by Taylor Tripp

Showing the National Trust Landscape Collection:

Cotswold Manor – Hidcote Flagstones;

Country House – Tatton Cobble

& Kitchen Garden – Brick Pavers

Vita Sackville-West’s Wedding trousseau goes on display!

For the first time, the private Wedding trousseau of Sissinghurst Castle’s most famous resident, Vita Sackville-West goes on display this summer.  The display includes Vita’s gold silk Wedding Skirt, honeymoon outfits, wedding gifts, drawings and letters, including a letter sent to one of Vita’s female lovers.

Historic ‘Writer’s’ gardens to visit this Spring

All of these beautiful houses were once home to a famous writer, enjoy a leisurely Spring visit and learn more about these fascinating  authors including Rudyard Kipling, Agatha Christie and Wordsworth.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardenstovisit/9877769/Twelve-wonderful-writers-gardens-to-visit.html

Fun in the Snow!

I hope you’re all enjoying the snowy weather and have been out having lots of fun..

Sledging picture

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

The National Trust Landscape Collection staff wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year.

Our Christmas & New Year Opening Times are as follows:

We will close at 2pm on Friday 21st December.  Reopening at 8.30am Thursday 3rd January.

Any orders for delivery before Christmas need to be placed by 5pm on Wednesday 19th December

Messages will be monitored throughout the Christmas Break (with the exception of Bank Holidays)

Call:  01978 710685 Email: john@westminsterstone.com

National Trust Landscape Collection @ Burford

If you are visiting the beautiful Burford Garden Centre in the Cotwolds this Autumn, check out our stunning new Landscape Collection display (located by Cranes National Trust Sheds).   An opportunity to see our Ranges displayed in a garden environment and truly appreciate the quality and workmanship of this important heritage Collection.

Burford NT Display

Competition Winner!

The National Trust Garden Collection have announced the Winner of a competition to design their Stand for this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.  The winning design goes to Zeno Perfetti, graduate of the London College of Design.  Chosen for his impressive vision, Zeno has created ‘something unexpected’.  For more details visit http://www.nationaltrustgardencollection.co.uk/hamptoncourt2012.htm 

 

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 runs from 3-8 July – to purchase tickets visit http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events/RHS-Hampton-Court-Palace-Flower-Show/2012 

  

Chelsea Flower Show 2012

See the National Trust Garden Collection at www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhschelsea-flower-show/2012 all of this week.  

Anthony Gormley Exhibition at Barrington Court

Barrington Court, the inspiration for our Kitchen Garden range has just taken possesion of 40,000 small clay figures by world renowned artist Anthony Gormley.  The exhibition which will fill 3 of the lower rooms of the House is entitled ‘Field of the British Isles’ and aims to ‘flood’ the normally empty house and bring it to life with thousands of tiny people.  Barrington Court is one of 5 National Trust properties chosen to showcase contemporary art as part of the Trusts New Art Programme.  Anthony Gormley who is most famous for his ‘Angel of the North’ in Gateshead  says ‘All art was contemporary once’.

The exhibition will run at Barrington Court until 27 August 2012.

For details on Barrington Flagstones and Barrington Shingle see the Kitchen Garden Range

Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk

LANDSTONE Centre opens with National Trust Collection

LANDSTONE Paving & Landscaping Centre opens to the public on 20th February and will showcase the National Trust Landscape Collection.  Providing beautiful examples of the different ranges available, this is the ideal opportunity to come and browse this exciting new collection.

The Centre which will offer unrivalled choice within one convenient location will also stock leading brands Westminster Stone, Borderstone, Natural Paving, Global Stone, Pavestone and Fired Earth.

LANDSTONE Paving & Landscaping Centre, Unit 1&2 Moreton Business Park, Gledrid, Nr Chirk LL14 5DG (just 400m from the A5, opposite Moreton Park Garden Centre).  Tel: 01691 777783, www.landstonepaving.com