Make Your Garden Personal

Tuesday, June 22 , 2021

Make Your Garden Personal

Engraving has always been popular, but demand has risen significantly since March 2020.  We have had many requests from customers to create personalised pieces for special people and important birthdays with engravings.

Others have been working on projects for their homes and garden, adding engravings to make them truly unique.  Our customers have kindly allowed us to share their engraved pieces to offer inspiration, so you can make your garden or that of a loved one extra special.

Make it personal

The past eighteen months has been strange for everyone, but it has made us all realise that the people in our lives are important. With families missing each other along with significant birthdays, anniversaries and milestones, many customers have requested engravings to remember them.

Our talented, onsite engraver, Nigel Hartfeild has been featured on the BBC and he has created engraved features for show gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. He can engrave a multitude of materials in a wide range of styles.

An engraved armilary sphere to celebrate a wedding anniversary.

Sundial plinths and armilary spheres are popular for anniversaries and big birthdays, perfect to mark the passing of time.

An engraved sundial plinth.

A Personal Garden Sanctuary

During this period gardens have also become significantly more precious, a sanctuary from the world. Investing in lasting cast stone birdbaths and planters not only look great, but help the wildlife too, providing flowers for bees and water for birds in all weathers. It creates a space to enjoy for years to come, somewhere special to remember someone important.

A birdbath gift engraved with all the names of the family for a significant birthday while celebrations were put on hold.

A planter or urn creates a feature that will bring happiness to the garden for years to come, attracting bees with blooming flowers.

An engraved trough, perfect for planting,

A Place to Sit and Remember

Benches create a wonderful place to sit and admire the garden growing and blooming. To soak up the sunshine and watch visiting wildlife. They are also a blank canvas for engraving.

Bench backs are great places to add a lasting message or to mark an important date or remember a person,

You can use colour, gold leaf, lead, paint or leave it as natural Portland, the only limitation is your imagination. Nigel can carve images as well as text.

Our engraver, Nigel Hartfield recreated the iconic children’s characters Charlie and Lola for their creator the author and illustrator, Lauren Child on a bench seat.

A bench is an investment, which makes it a perfect present for an important milestone in life or as a collaborative gift from a number of significant people, like a wedding gift from many guests or as a retirement gift from the team.

This bench was a wedding gift, engraved with lyrics from the couple’s first dance.

Special Memories

Although we have made gifts for customers, we also understand that many people have suffered terrible loss during the pandemic. Engraving a garden ornament helps to remember those sadly missed and keeps their memory close in a place they once loved.

An engraved birdbath to remember a loved one.

Our pedestals and lidded urns can be used to intern ashes and create a unique memorial to for those special loved ones.

A personal memorial with dove statue.

Of course it’s not just people, but family pets that people want to remember and keep close to their hearts. It is often difficult for children to process losing a pet and engraving a garden planter  is a beautiful way to make sense of the passing and remember them fondly as a family.  Planted with a favorite flower, so you can remember them each time it blooms.

An engraved memorial, ready to be packaged and sent.

A Smart House Sign

It isn’t just people that are remembered with engravings, but events too.

You can gift your home a smart new name plate to upgrade your entrance and make it easier for friends and deliveries to find you.


We can make the stone for you to fit your specification, but Nigel can engrave marble and number of different stones and finishes on request.

Range of Fonts and Styles

There are so many fonts, styles and colours to choose from, please just ask our team.

From pond surrounds to war memorials, headstones, film sets and RHS Chelsea Flower Show gardens, we have supplied engraved stone to so many customers over the years. Let us create something unique for you and the special people in your life. Our show gardens are open by prior appointment. Call 01892 740866 or email to book.


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