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Looking back - one final blog

After 28 years with Haddonstone, 20 Chelsea Flower Shows, 19 years as Marketing Director, 15 blogs (including this one!), 11 catalogues and one Artificial Stone book recounting the Read more...

Capability Brown at Chelsea
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Refurbishing the Stern Area of the Haddonstone show gardens

We are always looking for ways to improve the Haddonstone show gardens by introducing new ideas. The area in which the Stern collection is situated Read more...

Haddonstone show gardens Stern Area
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Cleaning: Part 2 Efflorescence or Lime Bloom

The phenomenon of efflorescence, or lime bloom, occurs when free lime in a highly alkaline cement based product is taken into Read more...

Cleaning cast stone
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Cleaning: Part 1 General Soiling

Although cast stone elements may get soiled and dirty, this is unlikely to cause a problem to the cast stone material unless Read more...

Cast stone cleaning
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The impact of Italy on English country house architecture Part III

In my final blog in this series, I am looking at how classical architecture arrived in England. In the early seventeenth century Read more...

Chiswick House
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The impact of Italy on English country house architecture Part II

In a previous blog on the subject of “The impact of Italy on English Country House architecture”, I promised to feature other great Read more...

Villa Emo
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Creating bespoke garden ornaments for an Exotic Garden

Recently Haddonstone was approached by RHS Wisley to create bespoke garden ornaments for their new Exotic Garden, opening in Read more...

RHS Wisley Exotic Garden
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How Cast Stone compares favourably against Quarried Stone – part 2

In my previous blog we looked at the reasons why Haddonstone’s cast stone is generally a good alternative to quarried stone and in a large Read more...

Haddonstone replica stonework at Scarborough Spa
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How Cast Stone compares favourably against Quarried Stone – part 1

Although some regard cast stone as an inferior product when compared to quarried stone, Haddonstone’s cast stone is generally a good alternative to Read more...

Haddonstone testing
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Some personal favourites from the Haddonstone library

We are lucky enough at Haddonstone to still benefit from the foresight of our late founder, Bob Barrow, who collected many fabulous tomes dating back to Read more...

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