A Metaphor for Modern Life at RHS Chelsea 2016

First timer at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Hay Joung Hwang, is designing ‘The LG Smart Garden’, situated at the top of Main Avenue.  Originally from Korea, Hay moved to the UK in 2006 where she completed various courses including interior design and floristry before training as a landscape architect at Sheffield University.

After designing award winning show gardens at both the Chaumont-sur-Loire International Garden Festival and the 2015 Korean Garden Show, Hay decided… Continue reading ...

This news posted on 20th May 2016

Award Winning Mosaics to Debut at RHS Chelsea

Olicana Mosaics is a local company based in Ilkey, West Yorkshire and is run by David James. David designs and creates intricate mosaics for use in landscaping and despite being such a small company, is no stranger to Flower Shows.

With a history of Gold awards, it was the Autumn Harrogate Flower Show in 2014 where CED Stone Group first sponsored Olicana Mosaics. They went on to win a Gold award at the event with their ‘Artisan Mosaic Garden’, which boasted a handmade centrepiece… Continue reading ...

This news posted on 19th May 2016

The Honeysuckle Blue Garden

Not only a RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden, Honeysuckle Blue is part of a larger initiative to teach children and educational groups the age-old techniques of using plants to create their fabric dye.

The garden is designed by Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra, whose studio raise their own sheep, keep bees, cultivate a botanical garden and grow their own plants for dyes which are then used as materials in their work.

Collaborating on the design is Stefan Jaspers, a landscape designer with… Continue reading ...

This news posted on 18th May 2016

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… Continue reading ...

This news posted on 16th May 2016

What do maths and Flower shows have in common?

What do maths and Flower shows have in common?
The answer? Fibonacci.

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This news posted on 9th May 2016

Japanese Gardens with CED Stone Group

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… Continue reading ...

This news posted on 18th Apr 2016

Showing We Care With UCARE at Malvern Spring Festival

Joining forces, Champagne Lanson International and CED Stone Group are sponsoring this year’s UCARE RHS Malvern Spring Festival Show Garden, designed by Emily Sharpe of Garden Stories.

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This news posted on 10th Mar 2016

BALI’s Tea for Two – An Entwinement of Traditional Tea Ceremonies and Traditions

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.

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This news posted on 8th Feb 2016

A CED Imposter at FutureScape!

I started working for CED Stone Group as the new Digital Marketing Assistant back at the end of August and despite having worked in environments where there was a vast amount of products to learn, more so than at CED, I was still overwhelmed by what they do.

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This news posted on 1st Dec 2015

Victorian Inspiration Creates ‘A Growing Obsession’

2015 marked the 25th anniversary for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, where CED Stone Group were proud to supply hard landscaping materials to several of the show gardens.

One of these show gardens was the highly acclaimed silver medallist ‘A Growing Obsession’, designed by Jean Wardrop and Alexandra Stevenson, with the focus of recreating a Victorian lady’s flower garden.

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This news posted on 18th Nov 2015

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