Global Stone Features In RHS Malvern Spring Festival Gardens

Global Stone Features In RHS Malvern Spring Festival Gardens

May 01, 2015

RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2015

Global Stone sponsor landscape designers at the 2015 RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

Global Stone are proud to be sponsoring two gardens in this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival, which celebrates its 30th show, making it the oldest regional show after Chelsea.  The show has become renowned for showcasing the hottest trends in garden design and both show gardens have chosen paving from our Artisan Serenity collection which offers a versatile honed sandstone which has cool tones and smooth texture making it ideal for contemporary garden designs.

Show Garden

The designers of the “Out of Darkness” Show Garden are Lisa Burchill and Robin Ideson, who trained together at the Garden Design School. Both run their own design practices and the show garden will be the first show garden from both the designers.

Their garden aims to demonstrate that a strong simple design using a good choice of planting and landscaping can transform uninspiring difficult areas of shaded garden where nothing grows. Fresh vibrant shade tolerant plants are combined with light clean and crisp landscaping using Global Stone Artisan Serenity Buff Brown, to create a dynamic combination of light and dark. Their garden hopes to inspire visitors to the show to rethink those neglected shady areas and demonstrate that out of darkness something beautiful can be created. Lisa and Robin have aimed to create a real garden for real people.

Festival Garden

Aimed at the novice gardener the Festival Garden competition was introduced last year to inspire and encourage up and coming landscape designers. And we are delighted to be sponsoring Kate Durr, student designer who won the opportunity to build a garden only 7 weeks into her diploma course with The Cotswold Gardening Company.

Kate’s garden “Constraining Nature” is built in support of Ucare, an oxford based cancer charity and her garden will be featuring their new Tulip Caresse which is being launched in her garden. The garden, which features Global Stone Aristan Serenity Linear in Buff Brown, is an elegant garden full of sensual contrast. The overall linear design constrains the voluptuous planting, where dark reflective water is dominated by a feature wall of steel panels.

With only days to go the gardens are in the final stages and we wish Lisa and Robin and Kate every success.

The RHS Malvern Spring Festival runs from the 7th – 10th May 2015. For more information about the festival visit