Friday, 23 March 2012

Stargazing live

29 March 2011
Professor Brian Cox used some of our striated balls in the recent Stargazing Live on BBC2 - as stand in for planets.

The first series was scheduled to coincide with the partial solar eclipse in Januray 2011 a conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus and the Quadrantid meteor shower.

To coincide with the show, hundreds of Stargazing Live events were run across the UK, . Many of these events were organised by local astronomy societies.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Historic Gardens Foundation and Review

This is a very worthwhile organisation - as well as being a fascinating read for lovers of historic gardens and landscapes.

The Historic Gardens Foundation works to bring lovers of historic gardens together through its interactive worldwide network.
It campaigns for the protection and conservation of historic parks and gardens everywhere in the world, famous and lesser-known, big and small, formal and picturesque.
The HGF is a not-for-profit organisation, which receives no public funding, and so is completely independent.

Historic Gardens Review is the HGF’s magazine. Stimulating and beautifully produced, it contains an intelligent mix of articles on all aspects of our international garden heritage. The Review aims to raise the profile of parks and gardens everywhere. Iconic gardens, such as Villandry, Wisley and La Mortola, are featured alongside public parks, botanic gardens and more private creations. Written for and by historic garden enthusiasts from all round the world, the Review is a great way to connect with like-minded people.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Traffic control

 'Stone spheres can be an attractive traditional alternative to conventional bollards.' English Heritage

Solid stone balls either in sandstone or granite can be used as an attractive and elegant alternative to metal or concrete bollards and suit any architectural style from contemporary to historic.

We have supplied to many large projects from international hotel chains, football clubs, tennis clubs, golf coures, spas and also to private homes.

Many councils now use stone balls to enhance and protect town centres and civic buildings.

We provide them pre drilled and with a fixing rod if required and can supply any size or quantity.
Chelsea FC Training Ground

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Rill and balls

A new garden has a beautiful rill incorporated in the design - the addition of the balls offsets the linear lines.