Burlington Stone was delighted to win Large Gold at this year’s Holker Garden Festival from 30th May – 1st June 2014 with their showgarden, “Oasis”. Once again, Burlington Stone’s showgarden and quarry scene created a lot of interest and led to a large number of enquiries about the stone on display.
A quarry scene from the Victorian ages was the backdrop to this year’s show garden from Burlington Stone. Looking how stone was quarried and used in the production of roads, Old Hall Farm, Bouth, teamed up with Burlington Stone to demonstrate road laying from the olden days, using Burlington’s stone, quarried from their Baycliff limestone quarry.
The quarry scene naturally lead into how the quarried stone can be used in a formal context, to create a stunning and enjoyable garden, in keeping with Victorian times. Re-creating a bygone era, the Victorian inspired garden joined together formal planting, living area and a water pool. “Oasis” by Burlington Stone incorporated a limestone paving area allowing for outdoor living and dining, whilst overlooking the tranquillity of a gently flowing water feature and the beauty of planting reminiscent of the Victorian period.
Using both natural stones, limestones and slate, a combination of colours and textures complemented the planting to display how the garden can create an oasis for those enjoying living in its space. The dining table and worktop made from 450 million year old Broughton Moor slate, defined the living and eating space and the water feature provided a sense of movement within the garden. The garden can be used and enjoyed for late evening suppers and for moments of reflection at the end of the day. The planting enhanced the area with the use of hedged parterres to enrich the appeal and tranquillity of the “Oasis”.
The team involved in the Garden Festival planning are now looking forward to start thinking about 2015!
It was with mixed emotions that Burlington Stone thanked Terry Armistead, Production Manager, for his dedication to the business over the past 48 years and to wish him well in his retirement at a special party on Friday 5th May 2017. Having joined Burlington Stone at the age of 15, Terry has played a key role within the production facility at Kirkby-in-Furness. The vast knowledge and experience he has gained over the past 48 years, along with his “can-do” attitude means he will be greatly missed by colleagues and customers alike. Luckily, Terry has kindly agreed to continue to work for Burlington for a couple of days per week.
It is with delight that Burlington Stone’s Westmorland Green flamed paving has won the Landscaping Category at this year’s Natural Stone Awards 2016. Working together with Hardscape, based in Bolton, Burlington Stone supplied their Green natural stone for an integral part of the refurbishment of the Deansgate – Castlefield Metro Station project in Manchester.
Her Majesty The Queen has officially opened a new £15m National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket, where many of her own horses are trained and stabled.
Ten years of planning has gone into the new centre, which includes Burlington Stone’s Westmorland Green flamed paving in the internal and external walkways.