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RAF Shobdon, as it was during WW2, is now an airfield operated by the Herefordshire Aero Club. It was one of the main Glider Training Schools where Army and RAF pilots were trained to fly the large troop-carrying and cargo gliders that were used in Operations in Norway, Sicily and Burma, as well as in the D-Day landings, Arnhem and the crossing of the Rhine. Some 1,345 glider pilots, 291 instructors and 218 tug pilots trained at RAF Shobdon between 1942 and 1945. During the training 19 people died. After raising sufficient funds through donations, the Herefordshire Aero Club built a memorial to all of those who lost their lives at RAF Shobdon during WW2. This memorial was commemorated on 11 Sep 2016, and the names of the 19 pilots killed during training are inscribed on the granite memorial plaque. Nigel Tonks, who has been a member of Herefordshire Aero Club for 14 years and is one of the people behind the project, feels passionately about the memorial:

“A lot of people came here during the war and gave their lives for our freedom and I just feel that should be recognised.”

Having used all of their funds to build the memorial, the team were in need of horticultural and landscaping support. So on Armistice Day 2016 a call for support went out to local horticultural and landscaping companies asking for free plants and free landscaping advice. In January 2017, a team of volunteers and a class from Shobdon Primary School pulled together to complete the RAF Shobdon war memorial.

Shobdon Memorial

Shobdon Memorial

Finally, the site needed gravel as a finishing touch to the newly laid paths and box hedging. CED Stone Group generously offered to provide the 6 tons of Icelandic Pebbles and deliver them for free from Essex. Sourced from Stokksness in Iceland, the blue and grey tones of these volcanic pebbles intensify and darken when wet, creating a visually dramatic effect in the rain. CED Stone Group specialise in the supply of natural stone paving and actively encourages the use of stone throughout the landscape and construction industries, with over 40 years of experience in this area. CED Marketing Manager Paula Chalmers explains:

“I received a request to support the RAF Shobdon memorial garden from Liz Parker, who CED had worked with when supporting the UCARE Garden at RHS Malvern 2017. The memorial project was for such a worthy and important cause and we were very keen to help Bob Walters and his team. With such inspiring efforts by all involved CED are truly honoured to donate the materials needed to help finish the surrounding landscape.”

Bob Walters, who is ex-military, has worked tirelessly on this project from the start, and is thrilled with the amazing support shown by CED Stone Group:

“I am overwhelmed by CED Stone Group’s generosity in supporting our glider pilot memorial.”

The Shobdon Memorial Team
The Shobdon Memorial Team

For the last 40 years CED Stone Group have been sponsoring garden designers and landscaping professionals. Last year alone, CED supported over 23 RHS show gardens and trade stands. Already this year they are donating materials to three of the RHS Chelsea show gardens:

  • Mind Trap mental health awareness garden by designer Ian Price
  • Through the Microscope for Breast Cancer Now by designer Ruth Willmott
  • Beneath A Mexican Sky by designer Manoj Malde

As well as the show gardens at RHS Chelsea, CED are also supporting the trade stand for the internationally acclaimed sculptor David Harber. Not only do CED regularly sponsor prestigious show gardens and trade stands, they have also been chosen to be the main sponsor of The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Awards 2017. The annual competition held by SGD one of the highlights of the horticultural and landscaping year, recognising the best of British garden design talent. Giles Heap, Managing Director of CED Stone Group, states:

“We are extremely proud to sponsor the SGD Awards. Over the past 40 years, I have had the privilege of providing materials for many truly talented and inspirational designers, which has driven us to discover some of the most innovative and interesting hard landscape products in the world. Long may this continue.”

For further information about CED Stone Group and our products or about our wonderful projects, please do not hesitate to contact: enquiries@ced.letd.uk

The Completed Shobdon War Memorial

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CED Stone Group announces today that it has acquired the Corfe Stone sales centre and distribution depot in Hooton, Cheshire. While the new site will continue trading under the respected Corfe Stone name, it will be known internally as CED North West - Corfe.

Adding to CED’s existing five nationwide depots, the acquisition works towards Managing Director Giles Heap’s ambition to position CED Stone as the leading UK supplier of top quality natural stone & hard landscaping products. It is part of a growth initiative put in place for the period up to 2020, which includes a goal to substantially increase market share.

Giles Heap comments, “I have been looking to add another depot to the company for a while now and it became apparent that a depot in the North West of England would be ideal. When we discovered a small, reputable natural stone company was up for sale, about eight miles from our perfect location, we leapt at the chance.

“Like CED, Corfe Stone is a family-owned company, which has been trading for over thirty years. Its products, traditions and customer service ethos are very similar to ours. The business is a great fit for us and we look forward to serving Corfe’s loyal customer base.”

Corfe Stone’s existing staff of ten will remain at the heart of the business, bringing with them highly valuable experience, knowledge and customer relationships. Giles Heap adds, “Having met the team, I am certain that we will all work together very well. I look forward to seeing what they will bring to our rapidly growing CED family.”

Press contact:

For further information, 
Please contact Catherine Goddard 
07795 251 655

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CED Stone Group is Headline Sponsor of The SGD Awards 2017

CED Stone group, a leading UK supplier of hard landscaping products, is proud to announce that it will be the headline sponsor of The SGD Awards 2017. The annual competition held by The Society of Garden Designers is one of the highlights of the horticultural and landscape year, recognising the cream of British garden design talent.

Giles Heap, Managing Director of CED Stone, says, “We are extremely proud to sponsor The SGD Awards. We have been honoured to work with many SGD members over the years and the imagination of this amazing group of designers has driven us to discover some of the most innovative and interesting hard landscape products in the world.”

CED Stone’s support for The Society of Garden Designers goes back over 30 years, during which it has hosted talks and education days for SGD cluster groups and members. At The SGD Awards 2013, the natural stone specialist sponsored the Judges’ Award; and from 2014 to 2016, it has sponsored the public or commercial award.

This year’s headline sponsorship coincides with CED’s increasing support of garden designers and landscaping professionals at RHS shows including Malvern, Tatton Park, Chatsworth, Chelsea and Hampton Court. CED Stone supported 23 gardens and trade stands in 2016 – resulting in five gold,10 silver-gilt and three silver medals. Being a patron of award-winning show gardens and of the prestigious SGD Awards helps CED Stone to achieve its ambition to support promising talent in the industry.

A total of 21 awards will be given at a ceremony at London’s Landmark Hotel early next year, including accolades for community garden projects, international schemes, and public and commercial outdoor spaces. The most coveted awards are the Grand Award, given to the overall winner of the winners in seven main categories; and the Judges’ Award, granted by the judges for a project they feel achieves something very special.

Paula Chalmers, Marketing Manager at CED Stone, says, “Sponsoring the awards is our way of giving thanks to the people that give British garden and landscape design an excellent reputation. We look forward to the awards ceremony, which is always a great night out with our friends and colleagues.”

Philippa O’Brien MSGD, SGD Chair, says, "We’re delighted to have CED, a company synonymous with quality service and a wonderful range of products, as the headline sponsor for The SGD Awards 2017. Our headline sponsors are essential to the success of the awards and we are very grateful for the generous support that CED is giving the Society for this year’s awards programme.”

For further information, or to arrange an interview with Paula Chalmers, please contact: Catherine Goddard, 07795 251 655, catherine@wonderword.co.uk

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A private garden in Co Fermanagh has landed Belfast based Cameron Landscapes, the most prestigious award in the landscaping industry for the seventh time.

Held every year, the Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland (ALCI) awards are designed to celebrate the industry's commitment to maintaining and improving standards within the landscape sector. With categories to recognise not only residential and commercial projects, but also sports fields, contractors were able to submit their entries for this year's awards from 6th June – 8th July.

Unlike the other categories, the winner of the prestigious 'Bog Oak Trophy' is not announced until during the award ceremony itself. This year, the awards were held at Titanic Belfast on 11th November. Entrants, including the winner, are deliberately kept in suspense of who will win the award, which aims to recognise the best overall entry, irrespective of whether it's a residential or commercial project.

Presented by guest of honour, Norman Fulton, the 'Bog Oak Trophy' is no stranger to the family run business. Founded over 40 years ago, Cameron Landscapes have already scooped the award an impressive six times, making this year their seventh win. With their first win dating back over 30 years ago, Cameron Landscapes have not only maintained their quality workmanship but have grown into a garden centre, complete with their own café and deli.

The winning garden incorporated a variety of CED Stone Group products, including Blue Grey Granite Edging, Blue Grey Granite Paving, Blue Grey Granite Bullnosed Steps, Silver Grey Granite Cropped Setts, Black Basalt Cropped Setts, CEDAdrive, Silver Grey Granite Aggregate and Scottish Beach Cobbles – not insignificant for a first-time order.

"Congratulations to Geoff and his team on their success at the ALCI awards and their Bog Oak Trophy win," says James Kane, Omagh depot manager. "The beauty of our products is truly brought to life through excellent workmanship and quality design; the winning garden being a perfect example. It has been an absolute pleasure to supply and work with Cameron Landscapes, who have fast become valued, regular customers. We look forward to working with them again in the near future to create many more beautiful projects."

Cameron Landscapes have since become regular CED customers and have gone on to develop a display area at their garden centre, showcasing all of CED Stone Group's natural stone and porcelain paving. The centre is situated at 148 Ballylesson Road, Belfast, BT8 8JU and is open seven days a week.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of CED Stone Group products and services, please contact us today or visit our website.

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CED Stone Group are sponsoring this year’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation initiative, run by Pro Landscaper Magazine. Open to all who were under the age of 30 as of 01st January 2016 and who have been working in the horticultural industry for at least one year, the initiative aims to promote accomplishments made by those under the age of 30. Simultaneously, the initiative also hopes to raise awareness of the career following the recognition by Pro Landscaper Magazine that fewer and fewer people are taking up the profession.

With seven members of CED Stone Group staff having achieved their 25 years of service, and double that having achieved 10, CED Stone Group appreciate developing people within their careers and providing an environment in which people can grow.

It is this that makes CED‘s sponsorship of Pro Landscaper Magazine‘s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation a logical choice. “We’re delighted that CED has continued their partnership with us at Pro Landscaper Magazine by sponsoring the 30 Under 30: The Next Generation initiative, which was successfully launched in 2015.” says Jim Wilkinson, Managing Director of Eljays44 Ltd – the company behind industry leading magazine Pro Landscaper. “We’ve worked very closely with them on previous sponsorship opportunities which highlight the quality of the industry, such as our RHS Chelsea Flower Show coverage and they have always supported what we’re doing by getting involved with FutureScape. It’s a great initiative in which we hope to showcase the future leaders and influencers of the landscaping industry, and having CED’s support has allowed us to do exactly that.”

Launched by Pro Landscaper Magazine in 2015, the initiative which aims to find ‘the next generation of industry experts’ was also celebrated during the 4th anniversary of popular exhibition, ‘FutureScape’, which saw over 160 exhibitors and 1400 guests, with this year promising to be even bigger.

With the winners of the 30 Under 30: The Next Generation being announced in November’s issue of Pro Landscaper Magazine, and being celebrated during the much anticipated ‘FutureScape’ show, running on 15th November, any potential applicants need to be made quickly; the deadline for entries is 9th September 2016. Application is easy — send an email to nina.mason@eljays44.com who will then supply you with a quick and easy questionnaire to complete and return.

Article originally published here: http://www.ced.ltd.uk/news/sponsoring-the-next-generation

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CED Stone Group have been sponsoring show gardens at the RHS Flower Shows for over 27 years, including RHS Chelsea, RHS Hampton Court, RHS Tatton Park, RHS Malvern and RHS Cardiff.

We had the privilege of supporting 12 show gardens at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and the APL Trade Stand, which saw a collaboration of the association’s members.

With designs ranging from Japanese to a uniformed Charleston garden to the wilderness of Machu Picchu and the Yorkshire Dales, a vast variety of our products and services were clearly on show.

Whilst several designers visited our depots and personally hand-picked the stones which featured in their gardens, more in-depth help from our in-house geologist and Sales team member, Will Meeks, was provided to Helen Elks-Smith for her Zoflora: Outstanding Natural Beauty garden. Along with bespoke services, we spent a lot of time with Helen to ensure that the right material was chosen for her design, which went on to win the Best Construction award and a Gold medal.

CEDEC, our specially formulated footpath gravel was a popular choice amongst designers, with it featuring in four of the gardens, including the Bronze winning Cancer Research UK’s Life Garden, designed by Andrea Young. As a footpath gravel comprised of granite and quartzite, CEDEC is chemically inert and durable, which will not affect the pH value of the surrounding soil. Made up of specially graded decorative aggregates, CEDEC is ideal for areas where traffic is too heavy for grass but where a natural appearance is desired.

Other gravels featured at the show include Golden Flint Gravel, made up of warm golden brown hues andRosemary Quartzite, a gorgeous mixture of light cream and grey with hints of pink when dry and richer golden brown tones when wet.

Both our Golden Flint Gravel and Rosemary Quartzite are naturally angular in shape, durable and hard-wearing, making them ideal for use with our gravel stabilisation system, Cedagravel (also featured at the show).

Golden Amber Footpath Gravel was the choice for Sadie May Stowell for her ’Great Gardens of the USA: The Austin Garden’. Sadie also favoured our Weathered Limestone Rockery, Gabion Stones, Slate PavingGabbro BouldersHighland Cobbles and our Yorkstone and Purbeck Rockery for use within her gardens. The Brand USA Great Gardens of the USA went on to win two Silver-Gilts (Austin and Oregon) and a Silver for the Charleston garden.

This year saw CED Stone Group supporting two début designers at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show;Jenny Jones and Arit Anderson.

For Jenny’s design, whose garden was Silver-winning ’Journey Latin America’s Inca Garden’, she visited our West Thurrock Depot to hand-pick the desired stone. Initially believing that boulders were her only option to capture the dry-stone walling of the Inca’s, it wasn’t until she saw our vast range of stocked products that she found the ideal materials. Subsequently, Jenny used a variety of Reclaimed Granite Dock EdgeBoulders,CEDEC Silver, Silver Grey Granite Gabion Stones and Reclaimed Granite Setts.

Also after visiting our West Thurrock Depot, Arit chose MOT Type 1, CEDEC SilverWeathered Limestone Boulders & Aggregate and small Rockery to form the stone elements of her ‘Near Future Garden’ design. The garden, promoting Climate Change and the challenges it brings gardeners as a result, achieved a Gold medal.

New product Stokksnes Pebbles, a stunning mix of flat black pebbles with hues of grey, blue and beige, featured within the Bowel Disease UK Garden for Crohn’s Disease along with some of our boulders. The garden, which hoped to raise awareness of the debilitating disease won a Gold medal and the award for ‘Best Summer Garden’.

Another Gold winning garden was the CCLA: A Summer Retreat, inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement and designed by Amanda Waring and Laura Arison. Constructed by Arun Landscape, our Black PaddlestonesBlack Basalt Coping and Rosemary Quartzite were perfectly showcased.

Two more Silver-Gilt winning gardens that we had the pleasure of supplying to include ‘All The World’s a Stage’ by Lunaria Landscapes and built by Living Landscapes, and ’The Witan Investment Trust Global Growth Garden’ designed by Jane Bailey - an edible garden inspired by the Global Growth Vegetable Gardenproject which is due to open at RHS Hyde Hall in Spring 2017. The Global Growth Garden used our CEDEC Silver, whilst All The World’s a Stage went with a selection of sizes of our Golden Flint Gravel and gravel stabilisation system, Cedagravel.

Given our long history of supporting horticultural charity, Perennial, we were pleased to offer our support when approached to assist with their garden. Co-sponsored and built by Living Landscapes, the garden was the vision of young designer Cherry Carmen who has just come through a battle with kidney cancer. Designed to reflect her own experience, emotions and the ethos of Perennial, the garden heavily featured ourEbony Cloud Paving and won a Silver medal at the show.

We are very proud to have been a part in all the above show gardens and are delighted to announce that we supplied to four Gold winning gardens, four Silver-Gilt winning gardens, three Silver winning gardens and one Bronze winning garden.

A huge congratulations to all involved, we look forward to working with you again in the near future!

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Together We Can Make History

Perhaps one of the most exciting features at the Chelsea Flower Show this year is the interactive acoustic garden by Papworth Trust; something which has never before been hosted at the world recognised event.

Joining forces to make show history are world famous solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and leading disabled charity, Papworth Trust. Their garden, ‘Together We Can’ takes inspiration from Papworth Trust’s campaign, ‘I Can’, which launched in 2014 with Paralympians fronting the campaign, which aimed to show disabled people for what they can do.

Reflecting Evelyn’s passion and ability, the garden was designed based on the natural rhythm in the landscape. As a deaf musician, one of Dame Evelyn’s aims is to show that you can create music from almost anything.

Generating the garden’s acoustic pulse will be a water marimba which boasts a backdrop of a natural woodland copse, made up of an interwoven selection of hazel and birch. Adjacent to the water marimba will be two small semicircular pools which will feature pool edgings, supplied by us, that will be used as vertical upstands to create the pools.

Materials supplied by our West Drayton depot will also include golden quartzite (8-4mm), Scottish Beach Pebbles and new product, ‘Stokksnes Pebbles’ – a stunning mixture of flat black pebbles with hues of grey, blue and beige. Delabole slate, supplied by CED Stone Group’s Commercial Department, will form the basis of an interactive natural instrument.

Designing the garden, whose overall form will be reminiscent of the structure of the human ear, is Peter Eustance MSGD from Symphonic Gardens. With over 20 years experience, Peter has a vast history of gold medal wins at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Fuelled by his enthusiasm for pioneering interactive and educational projects, Peter has designed ‘Together We Can’ with close creative calibration with Dame Evelyn Glennie, who will be performing during the show.

CED Stone Group Chairman, Michael Heap states:

“Peter came to us with some clear ideas about the layout of the garden, in particular the musical references. We sourced slate pieces that would produce a clear tone and came up with many ideas for the associated gravels and pebbles from which Peter could make a lovely selection.

"The Yorkstone is being cut into many precise shapes, and, because of its uniformity, this particular stone lends itself to allowing the detail of shapes to clearly show.”

A customer of CED Stone Group for over 10 years, Landform Consultants will be the contractors for this inspirational garden with one of the challenges being to construct the bespoke yorkstone paving.

The yorkstone will be laid in a series of concentric radial arcs, which resemble sound waves transmitting towards the audience, with the total paved surface being approximately 6 – 8sqm. Due to the curve of the stone, each piece of yorkstone will be a bespoke cut, ensuring a perfect fit.

Hope and overcoming obstacles is the prominent message in the Artisan Gardens at Chelsea this year, with ‘Together We Can’ being no exception.

The Chelsea Flower Show will run between Tuesday 24th May and Saturday 28th May.

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What do maths and Flower shows have in common?

The answer? Fibonacci.

This year, Enterprise Plants are bringing maths and nature together at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with their exhibition, which celebrates the Begonia escargot and explores the Fibonacci spiral throughout nature. We are pleased to be donating materials to this exhibition, which will enable key elements of the design to be built.

Leonardo Bonacci, known as Fibonacci, was an Italian mathematician and considered by many as the most talented mathematician of the Middle Ages.

Born in 1170, Fibonacci introduced the Western world to the Fibonacci sequence; a set of numbers that starts with either zero or a one, followed by a one, and proceeds based on the rule that each number is equal to the sum of the preceding two numbers – numerically, it looks like this: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34…….

A Fibonacci spiral, the focus of Enterprise Plants’ exhibition, is a series of connected quarter-circles drawn inside an array of squares that have Fibonacci numbers for dimensions. Because of the nature of the sequence, all squares fit perfectly together.

Fibonacci numbers and spirals are not only of interest to mathematicians. The Fibonacci sequence is displayed across nature in a variety of ways, appearing in all sorts of different forms. From the spirals of hurricanes to a plants leaf arrangement, to the scales of a pineapple and of a pinecone.

It is this that designer Matthew Monckton of Enterprise Plants is demonstrating at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Situated within the Great Pavilion, the Enterprise Plants exhibition will consist of two ‘L’ shaped greenwalls, installed back-to-back, standing at approximately 3.2m in height. Within the greenwalls will be the first example of a Fibonacci spiral.

Once ‘inside’ the greenwalls, you will walk on to the biggest spiral within the exhibition. To create the spiral, Matthew Monckton used CEDAgravel to form the squares, which were then filled with pearly quartz pebbles. Black basalt setts were used to form the actual spiral, with some of the setts having to be cut to a bespoke size.

Cabinets full of examples of Fibonacci in nature will also be on display, with items such snail shells and pinecones being featured.

Enterprise Plants won Silver at the 2014 show and they hope that this year, they can achieve better with their Fibonacci inspired stand.

To find out more about Enterprise Plants, visit their website here.

Article originally featured here: http://www.ced.ltd.uk/news/what-do-maths-and-flower-shows-have-in-common

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The Art of Japanese Gardens

There is no doubt that Japanese gardens are both beautiful and inspiring. Without being able to pinpoint one particular feature, they are also instantly recognisable.

With stock ranging from feature stones and boulders to aggregates and bespoke, we are in the ideal position to supply to Japanese gardens. With a long running history with the Japanese Garden Society, particularly our Chairman, Michael Heap, we have come to understand the needs of natural stone within these outstandingly relaxing spaces.

There are many reasons why Japanese gardens are desired; they are often viewed as areas of miniature idealised landscapes, which bring peacefulness – whether it’s a garden designed for contemplation and meditation or designed to be viewed from a distance or along a set path.

Japanese Show Gardens

Drawing on our experience and knowledge, we were asked to supply the natural stone elements to BALI Yorkshire and North East’s show garden at this year’s Harrogate Spring Flower Show. A collaboration between their members, the ‘Tea for Two’ show garden is inspired by the English tradition of ‘Afternoon Tea’ and Japanese Tea Ceremonies. It also draws on certain influences from the Tofuku-Ji Temple gardens, located in Kyoto, particularly the stone aspects from the North garden, with its cubism and surrealism in the use of stone. To help in bringing the garden’s vision to life, we are supplying stone lanterns, granite bowls, boulders, porphyry plattens and aggregate.

Japanese themes are also appearing among other flower shows in 2016. With hopes to raise awareness of the society and recruit new members, the Japanese Garden Society are exhibiting at this year’s RHS Cardiff, where they will be located within the Learn and Grown Marquee. Always a popular choice for Japanese gardens, we were approached regarding our Silver Grey Granite Aggregate to feature on the stand, and, given our relationship and history with the JGS, we happily donated the materials free of charge.

The Japanese Garden Society

As part of the JGS, visits to gardens and events are regularly arranged. It is with great pleasure that our Chairman, Michael Heap will be joining the JGS on their tour of the British Geological Walk at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth on 07th May.

Our involvement with the Japanese Garden Society has a long history, with us having supplied to many of their show gardens. Some examples of Japanese gardens we have supplied to include; Kyoto Garden at Holland Park, Willowbrook Hospice, Warren House, Walkden Gardens, Kaetsu Centre, Hammersmith Park and various show gardens over the years at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Original article: http://www.ced.ltd.uk/news/japanese-gardens-with-ced-stone-group

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BALI Yorkshire and North East are collaborating with their members to exhibit their show garden ‘Tea for Two’ at this year’s Harrogate Spring Flower Show, which aims to celebrate two very different traditions and ceremonies surrounding tea. The garden takes inspiration from the very English tradition ‘Afternoon Tea’ and the traditional Japanese tea ceremony and brings them together in an effortless and simplistic manner.

The North of England Horticultural Society was founded in 1911, but its activities were soon suspended with the onset of the First World War. Revived in 1921, it wasn’t long before the society concentrated all its efforts on staging two flower shows each year, with the first held at Harrogate’s Valley Gardens in 1934.

It was around this time (1939) that inspirational garden designer Mirei Shigemori was invited to design the four gardens at the Tofuku-Ji Temple in Kyoto - his first major project. Within these gardens, Shigemori blended traditional Japanese garden design with more Western and contemporary concepts, with the exploration of the Western avant-garde and Japanese pre-modern culture playing equally large roles in Shigemori’s designs.

The BALI’s ‘Tea for Two’ garden derives certain aspects from the Tofuku-Ji Temple gardens; particularly the stone aspects from the North garden, with its cubism and surrealism in the use of stone. The stones consist of square cubes, creating a checker pattern, as well as round stone pillars which replaced naturally shaped stone.

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Do you often find yourself contemplating design ideas because you are unsure of the logistics of installing certain products? Do you ever find yourself mid-build and faced with practical problems such as how to best install a raised floor or how to get those bulk items on site with limited access?

BALI North Thames would like to invite you to join them for a day, visiting CED Stone Group's Head Office in Grays, Essex on 12th April, for a day of live product demonstrations and installation advice which hope to address some of the above issues and more.

Also open to BALI South Thames, SGD and APL members, the day will start at 12:00, and will include live product demonstrations from Hook-Up Solutions, SSC, Stein-tec and Buzon, with expert knowledge and advice available throughout the day on a range of subjects. CED Stone Group will also be demonstrating installation techniques for their popular wall cladding system, TIER, as well as a presentation and tour of the yard (weather depending). 

At a cost of £10 for BALI members and £15 for non-members, the day is packed full of useful information, live demonstrations and lunch. Also an optional evening meal is being held locally at Miller & Carter, Lakeside, starting from 18:00.

Click here to book your place: http://www.bali.org.uk/industry/event/events_detail.bali-north-thames-region-visit-to-ced-stone-group.html

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