Roll on nice weather! Owner and Designer Ali Dempster on what’s coming up at Sandstone this spring

April’s always a great month in the landscape calendar. Everything’s in blossom and leaf; the clocks have gone forward and it’s getting nice and light in the evenings. Here at Sandstone HQ, our stands for this year’s RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court are beginning to take shape. Not only that, our team has also started work on three of our major Tunbridge Wells landscaping projects for clients in this area.

Stands for RHS Shows 2019

It’s a fascinating time of the year as we begin building our two stands for this year, our third time at Chelsea. I’m really looking forward to going this May and meeting up with old friends again that I haven’t seen for a year, swapping stories and working together at the most respected horticultural show in the world.

A look back at one of our stands at last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Last year we won a 5 star award and a four star award; this year we’re hoping to top that off with two five star awards for the stands.

One of the stands we’re then taking on to Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to exhibit there. It’s the client’s first time at Hampton Court and so we’re really excited about working with them for this.

We look forward to exhibiting again at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019, here is another award winning stand from last year

Our landscaping team is expanding

We’ve recently employed one more person and looking to employ more people to expand our team of expert landscapers as our reputation grows throughout the area. And it’s always nice to do landscaping and design projects for local people in Tunbridge Wells and surrounding areas.

Although there’s huge uncertainty about the current economic situation, it’s great that we’re booked up until the autumn and hopefully, by then, the waves will be a bit calmer than they are now. Roll on summer and roll on nice weather to do the work in!

If the start of spring has inspired you to begin thinking about a new design for your garden, get in touch to discuss your ideas with Ali and his team by emailing or by phone on 01892 668404.

Taking a Mindful Approach to Garden Design – our guest blog

Do you ever feel like you’re working so hard on your garden, that you never get around to enjoying it?

If so, take a look at Owner and Designer Ali Dempster’s guest post on the Sitting Spiritually website for advice on mindful garden design.


Thank you Sitting Spiritually for featuring us.

An exciting chance to join our team – Experienced Soft Landscaper / Gardener

Would you like the chance to join our multi award-winning landscaping team?

We’re expanding and have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced soft landscaper to be responsible for all aspects of planting on landscape projects.

The right candidate must have experience in planting borders, maintaining gardens and all aspects of soft landscaping work. We are based near Tunbridge Wells and work in the surrounding area of Kent and Sussex.

Recognised RHS or other relevant horticultural qualifications are always welcome but not necessary.

We are looking to employ on a full-time basis with salary depending on skill level and experience. Applicants should have a clean driving licence and their own transport.

To be considered for the role, please send a current CV and a covering letter telling us about your previous experience and why you would be a good fit for this role, to