Entries by jen

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 […]

The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells

Last week saw the start of a very exciting and very local landscaping project at The Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells. The elegant hotel currently boasts some of the prettiest gardens locally and has recently started really utilising the outdoor space at the hotel. Visitors and residents alike have enjoyed summer garden parties and cinema […]

We’ve only gone and done it again!

Around this time last month we got the wonderful news that we have won a second BALI National Landscape Award, this time in the category Domestic Garden Construction under £30k. We first won a BALI award in 2011 for this Tunbridge Wells garden. This year it was for the design and landscaping of the garden […]

RHS Grow Your Own garden

It’s been another busy year for Sandstone, for the company as a whole and particularly for owner and designer Ali Dempster. We have constructed feature gardens for the Royal Horticultural Society for the last few years including last year’s RHS Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show designed by Juliet Sargeant. And we’ve clearly […]

Chelsea? Check! Hampton Court, here we come!

Well that’s another RHS Chelsea Flower Show done. A pretty fantastic one at that! Three tradestands built and dismantled. Three awards won. That’s right, three! We won a FIVE star award (the highest award possible for a tradestand) for the gorgeous Chilstone stand. It’s the second year we’ve designed and built for cast stone makers […]

National Gardening Week

In case you hadn’t heard, it’s National Gardening Week! It’s also a bank holiday weekend and the Met Office forecast is looking positive. The stars have aligned to create the perfect time for gardeners of all levels to come together to practise and share their passion for plants. Visit www.nationalgardeningweek.org.uk for ideas and inspiration for […]

This time next month, Rodney,…

…we’ll be at Chelsea. Can you believe it? Chelsea Flower Show 2018 is four weeks away! The industry is buzzing with excitement and anticipation (and perhaps the tiniest bit of stress!), and so are the adoring public. We were privileged earlier this week to attend and support the Chelsea Flower Show Preview evening, hosted by […]