Gold Medal Win at RHS Hampton Court

Published: 12th July 2012

Pennant sandstone from the Forest of Dean has helped Gloucestershire-based designer, Paul Hervey-Brookes, scoop ‘Gold’ and receive the title of ‘Best Destination Garden’ at the Royal Horticultural Society Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012.

Paul, accompanied by Andrew Ball of Big Fish Landscapes, visited our Barnhill Quarry to select seven feature stones for his ‘Discover Jordan’ show garden.  Standing around five feet high the stones offer a raw, ancient quality to the design.  We also supplied six tonnes of random walling stone to help create the rugged desert landscape.

The ‘Discover Jordan’ show garden, built by Big Fish Landscapes, recreates a small slice of Jordan’s Nabataean ‘lost city’ of Petra, namely the two areas recognised as forming part of the Cradle of Civilisation.  Paul was inspired by the story of the rediscovery of Petra 200 years ago and wanted to spark visitor imagination, creating a landscape that is evocative of the beauty, scent and feel of this unique landscape.


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