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Wednesday, July 18 , 2018
We are regularly asked to work on a number of interesting restoration projects at Chilstone. When our local Head of Parks Helen Timms asked us to repair a damaged Art Deco…
Wednesday, June 20 , 2018
When the sun is shining and the flowers are in full bloom a garden comes to life. But, it’s the finishing touches that really transform a space from an average…
Thursday, May 24 , 2018
Gardening Community Gardeners are an amazing bunch of people. Every year we soak up the community spirit of Chelsea and enjoy the camaraderie between the other exhibitors and garden designers….
Thursday, May 17 , 2018
Just like the Queen we are commemorating 65 years this year, and what with our stand at Chelsea Flower Show being built this week too (we’re stand number PW/607, come…
Thursday, March 29 , 2018
This year we are proud to be celebrating 65 years of handmaking cast stone in Britain, with pieces commissioned and sent to clients all over the world. To celebrate this…
Monday, March 12 , 2018
With fluctuations in the housing market, the current trend is to improve your home and not move. Spending has increased for many home projects, including loft conversions, new kitchens and…
Tuesday, January 23 , 2018
Winter a great time to plan and dig your new garden design. Landscape Designers are always very busy this time of year. As trees lose their leaves, you can make…
Tuesday, November 28 , 2017
Worlds Most Photographed Planters Couple! Yesterday we were very excited to hear the announcement of the imminent Royal Wedding. We would like to congratulate HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle…
Wednesday, October 11 , 2017
As our friend and patron of ellenor, Charlotte Hawkins, leaves the famous Strictly Come Dancing Floor, we show our support by looking back at her support for us at Hampton…
Monday, October 02 , 2017
Autumn Sale Chilstone are offering 15% discount on selected cast stone garden ornaments (http://chilstone.com/garden-ornaments.html) and planters (http://chilstone.com/garden-ornaments/pla ..
Wednesday, September 27 , 2017
Autumn is the perfect time to plant trees. The increased rain fall helps to establish root systems. As the air temperature drops below the soil temperature, top growth stops allowing…
Wednesday, August 30 , 2017
Vintage Chilstone is back! After a successful summer, we are offering a limited number of pieces for sale. Each handcrafted cast stone garden ornament increases in value as it weathers….
Wednesday, August 23 , 2017
You’ll be surprised how much difference a few pieces of carefully planned stonework will make to your new home. Adding character and a touch of class is easy when you…
Wednesday, August 09 , 2017
Building a new home, an extension, or just adding something extra special to your existing home doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think… Cast stone weathers to…
Sunday, August 06 , 2017
RHS Product of the Year 2017 Finalist! After the success of our RHS Chelsea show garden last year (https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/Gardens/2016/Meningitis- ..
Tuesday, July 25 , 2017
Unique Pieces Chilstone’s cast stone garden ornaments, planters and statues increase in value with age. Some of our pieces have sold well at auction at Sotheby’s (http://www.sothebys.com/en.html).
Thursday, July 20 , 2017
Summer holidays are looming and grandparents around the country will be tasked with keeping the grandchildren busy. Open gardens and sculpture trails are the perfect solution. Children can let off…
Tuesday, July 11 , 2017
Have you heard of the herd? (http://www.herdofthehospice.co.uk/) Neither had we, until we took a call in the Chilstone office many months ago. We had a request to help with a…
Monday, June 26 , 2017
We have been so touched by all your compliments and positive responses about our 5 star award winning stand at the Chelsea Flower Show. (https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/awards ..
Monday, June 19 , 2017
Five Star Team! We are absolutely thrilled to have won a whopping FIVE stars from the RHS Judges (https://www.rhs.org.uk/) for our stand! Wow! Designed by Ali Dempster (http://www.sandstonedesign ..
Wednesday, June 07 , 2017
The Chilstone Architectural (http://chilstone.com/architectural-stonework.html) team are excited to be back for 50th South Of England Show on stand 26B from 8th-10th June 2017 at Ardingly, Wes ..
Friday, May 26 , 2017
We were honoured that Good Morning Britain Presenter Charlotte Hawkins unveiled our Kew Fountain ..
Tuesday, May 16 , 2017
A Gardeners Dream! Our brand new Leda and the Swan (http://chilstone.com/garden-ornaments-statues-and-sculptures/leda-and-the-swan/#product-scroll) statue has just been unveiled at Chels ..
Monday, May 15 , 2017
So Excited! Oh yes, Chilstone are back at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017! As if we could stay away? Our stand 84 Hospital Way is being built and we couldn’t…
Tuesday, May 02 , 2017
This weekend we were lucky enough to listen to award winning author Piers Torday’s, talk at the Chiddingstone Literary Festival in Kent. A fantastic event, despite the unreliable British weather!…
Tuesday, March 14 , 2017
Chilstone, makers of fine cast stone are delighted to sponsor award winning Children’s author Piers Torday at this year’s Literary Festival at Chiddingstone Castle on Bank Holiday Mond ..
Tuesday, February 28 , 2017
Spring is on the Way! This winter has been particularly cold but spring will arrive soon. It’s important to plan ahead in the garden, particularly if you want to attract…
Thursday, February 09 , 2017
A beautiful entrance can add that wow factor to a property, while boosting its value. Over the years at Chilstone, we have created many stone porticos (http://chilstone.com/architectural-stone ..
Tuesday, January 10 , 2017
Our talented on site engraver Nigel Hartfield has kindly shared some of his work for the blog. Imaginative and highly skilled there are so many ways to make your cast…
Wednesday, October 19 , 2016
For Halloween we thought we would mix a witch’s brew of our own. Only joking, these are the secret recipes for antiquing Chilstone from our expert Duncan Smith! Eight tips…
Thursday, October 06 , 2016
Chilstone hands over to Griffin Glasshouses (http://www.griffinglasshouses.com/)! As the Autumn takes hold and leaves fill the garden, it is an important time for gardeners to have a good clear o…
Wednesday, September 28 , 2016
Are you as hooked on the ITV drama Victoria as we are? We love the re-imagining of the personal life of the young Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert,…
Monday, September 26 , 2016
As the season changes into Autumn it’s time for children to go back to school. Our local school in Langton Green (http://www.langton-green-school.org/) returns this term with their very own ..
Monday, August 29 , 2016
Weald of Kent Craft Fair Penshurst Place is already home to some of the most beautiful gardens in Kent, and this September (9th – 11th) at the Weald of Kent…
Monday, August 08 , 2016
We thought we’d share the photos from our recent open day which included the fantastic owl show. It was fascinating to see these beautiful birds up close. Our guests even…
Thursday, August 04 , 2016
Handcrafted artisanal fire pits and water features at Chilstone! We are delighted to host a mini show garden from the Canadian garden design team at Solus Décor (http: ..
Wednesday, July 27 , 2016
The sun has been shining and we have had a four legged visitor to our show gardens this week. Harvey belongs to our GM Steve and he had a good…
Tuesday, July 12 , 2016
Our Fordcombe show garden (http://chilstone.com/visit-chilstone-show-gardens.html) is currently home to some outstanding sculptures from many talented artists including David Meredith (http:// ..
Wednesday, July 06 , 2016
The sun is shining here at Hampton Court! The RHS have given out the awards and we have been exploring all the fantastic and innovative exhibits. Here are some of…
Thursday, June 30 , 2016
This weekend we are looking forward to returning to RHS Hampton Court Flower Show (http://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-hampton-court-palace-flower-show?utm_medium=cpc&gclid=CK7cov6yzc0CFdUy ..
Tuesday, June 14 , 2016
We are excited to be opening our gates on Saturday 18th June from 10am to 5pm. Come and see over a hundred sculptures from local artists, including Seb Wylder (http://www.wylderfineart.com),…
Tuesday, June 07 , 2016
Chilstone are out and about again at The South Of England Show (http://) at Ardingly on the 9-11th of June. Gates are open 9am -6.30pm. Sam will be in our…
It’s been a hectic few weeks at Chilstone. I am new to Chilstone and a Chelsea Flower Show rookie I watched the Temple we donated to the Meningitis Now Futures…
Tuesday, May 31 , 2016
After a very emotional week meeting the Ambassadors whose sculptures were represented in the Meningitis Now Futures show garden, as well as their parents, it was a fabulous surprise to…
Friday, May 27 , 2016
Over the past week we’ve been talking to the many Chelsea visitors captivated by the Meningitis Now Futures Garden – and especially about the living sculptures so remarkably produced in…
Thursday, May 26 , 2016
It’s one the highlights of Chelsea this year – and truly takes your breath away, but the story behind this installation is far more modest. Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight…
Wednesday, May 25 , 2016
Great news with the Meningitis Now Futures Chelsea Garden awarded a Silver-Gilt RHS Medal. John Everiss and everyone involved in this inspiring garden are absolutely thrilled! We managed to ..
Tuesday, May 24 , 2016
The whole team have worked tirelessly, and we’re extremely proud to showcase (on our brand new website no less- do you like it? Let us know!)… The finished Meningitis Now…
Monday, December 05 , 2016
As the clocks go back it’s hard not to think about the passing of time. The leaves show off, as bright as fireworks before they drift off in the wind…
Wednesday, November 09 , 2016
Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, near Sevenoaks is crammed with some amazing plants. Planted by a family of passionate gardeners over generations for 150 years it is really worth a visit. The…
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