Fun in the Snow!

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

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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

We Won!

The National Trust Landscape Collection wins top award at Glee 2011. The 18 metre stand which was designed and built by The Ability Garden Company especially for the Show at the NEC Birmingham, was the overall ‘Garden Design’ winner. The stand which featured landscape concepts for two of the four ranges together with retail display units for each range showcased an authentic ‘Cotswold Manor’ garden planted out in vibrant colour and featuring the flagstones, aggregates and garden structures within the range, as well as a beautiful ‘Country House’ garden with cobbles, flagstones and kerbstones. Drawing huge interest from both garden centres and independent landscapers, the National Trust Landscape Collection will prove a ‘winner’ in any garden.

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We Are At Glee!

gleeWe are very excited to be launching The National Trust Landscape Collection at Glee this September 19-21 at the NEC Birmingham. Our amazing new stand will showcase all the ranges available and visitors will be the first to view this outstanding collection. Don’t miss out – join us at Stand 4H40 to preview the most significant British range of paving and decorative stone chippings to be presented to the market for several years.

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Sunday Times Article

sunday-times‘Restoring Gardens is all the rage at stately homes’ says the Sunday Times this week. Period styles are being re-created with the help of modern materials and not just at Britain’s finest houses. One example used in the article was Hidcote Manor, the inspiration for part of our National Trust Landscape Collection. This beautiful estate in Gloucestershire was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1948 as its first garden oriented property and has recently undergone a £3.5m restoration to the Grade 1-listed garden. Glyn Jones, the Head Gardener recognises that ‘if you are thinking about restoring a garden, you have to think about how the materials back then were not as good as modern ones’ and it is useful to adopt a policy of doing things ‘in the spirit’ rather than faithfully following a set plan.

This is what the National Trust Landscape collection is all about, bringing the quality and character of their beautiful homes and gardens to your own property. Through meticulous attention to detail and using the finest modern materials available, we can create ranges of paving and landscaping products that offer the discerning home-owner faithful reproductions taken from historic originals.

Chelsea Flower Show 2011

chelsea-showThe RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the ultimate event in the gardening calendar – it’s the place to see and the place to be seen at, so it was the natural choice to launch the National Trust Garden Collection and preview 2 of our Landscape Collection ranges.

The stand was created by garden designer Louise Harries, a graduate of the London College of Garden Design. Louise is the winner of the National Trust’s Chelsea Design competition.

The garden was designed to reflect the National Trust’s key philosophy; to preserve places and spaces that can be enjoyed ‘forever, for everyone’. Louise designed a welcoming and interactive garden space, encouraging visitors to experiment with and imagine the products of the National Trust Garden Collection in their own gardens. Paths in Petworth flagstones lead into and around the stand revealing new perspectives and inviting visitors to touch and test out the products themselves. Hidcote flagstones paved the greenhouse floor, complementing the stunning display of hot house plants from Hidcote Manor. Louise’s design used fruit trees and colourful perennial planting to show how familiar and traditional plants can be used in a contemporary way. Plants had been grown at the National Trust nurseries and fruit trees illustrated how even the smallest garden can incorporate a productive ‘orchard’.

The Stand was given a Highly Commended award by the RHS judging panel. Well done to Louise and all of the Garden Collection members!