Entries by jen

Celebrating the opening of the Spa Temple Gardens, Tunbridge Wells

Earlier this year, Ali and the team completed the landscaping at Tunbridge Wells hotel the Spa. We couldn’t be more excited to share the project’s story, from it’s inception through to the launch party in June 2019. The garden’s design The design brief was for Ali, Owner and Designer at Sandstone, to create an elegant […]

Take a look at our award winners at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Chelsea Flower Show 2019 is in full swing. We couldn’t be more thrilled to share news we’ve continued our run of top awards for the third year, winning a five star and a four star award. Ali Dempster, Sandstone’s Owner and Designer, was delighted to be commissioned to design and build the trade stands for […]

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 […]

Gardens Revisited – Terraced garden for outdoor entertaining

To celebrate the start of spring and warmer months, we’re revisiting a Tunbridge Wells garden design built by Sandstone Design a few years ago. The clients told us they wanted to chase the sun throughout the day with a range of entertaining spaces. We transformed their garden from a challenging sloping site into a secluded […]

Gardens Revisited – Circular garden

We’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front since the New Year, mainly because we’ve been so fabulously busy! Most people assume, understandably, that landscaping is a seasonal undertaking and that winter is our quiet time. Of course, there’s not an awful lot that can be done during extreme weather like last year’s Beast […]

What’s in store for Sandstone?

Earlier in the month we gave you a run down of all the happenings of 2018. And since then (I’m sure you’ve heard) we won the BALI Special Award for Design & Build for our work at Uplands Cottage. What a way to end the year! So, with that under our belt, we’re now eagerly […]

And the winner is… Sandstone Design!

Off we went on Friday to Grosvenor House on Park Lane for the eagerly anticipated 2018 BALI National Landscape Awards. Of course we were looking forward to collecting and celebrating our award for Domestic Garden Construction – Under 30k for our work at Uplands Cottage, plus a delicious three course meal, one or two drinks to […]

2018, you’ve been a cracker!

It’s not an overstatement to say that 2018 has been a truly fantastic year for Sandstone, despite the challenges presented by the extreme cold in February/March and then the extreme heat of the summer. We kicked off the year by obtaining a small business grant from South East Business Boost. This enabled us to purchase […]