Redwood Stone - renowned creators of Gothic follies and ruins – looks to celebrate its first 50 years with a stunning display at the Chelsea Flower Show, incorporating a number of “Golden Anniversary” designs. Highlight of the display will undoubtedly be the new Roman Loggia, a four-column structure incorporating both Ionic and Tuscan styles with a rustic pediment above. Ideal as a garden room, poolside pavilion or focal point, this marks the latest expansion by Redwood Stone from the Gothic into the Romanesque.
The new Roman Loggia is set within a very photogenic courtyard incorporating many of Redwood Stone’s iconic designs from the last 50 years. These include architectural details such as the Manor Balustrade and Ball Finials as well as garden ornaments including the Large Obelisk, Italian Vase, Byzantine Vase and Romanesque Seat. With such a large collection of designs in various styles, there really are designs to suit almost any garden type, whether terrace or open ground, traditional or classical.
Tim Redwood comments: “We are very proud to be celebrating our first 50 years with the launch of our new Roman Loggia design at Chelsea. Recent travels in Italy and Provence provided the impetus for me to broaden our range of designs to include the Romanesque as well as the Gothic, for which we have established such a fantastic reputation. 2019 has undoubtedly started with a bang for us with major projects in both Thailand and France. Hopefully more will follow post-Chelsea.”
Redwood Stone – what is new at Chelsea?
Following the successful launch of the Roman bath and spa concept at Chelsea 2018 (see right), this year sees the launch of the new Roman Loggia design.
The aim of the exhibit is to capture the imagination of both the public and landscape designers by also incorporating many iconic designs from the company’s first 50 years.
The carefully selected planting scheme incorporates species typical of Roman gardens: Olive trees, Roses, Thyme, Box, Cypress and Citrus trees.
About Redwood Stone - from Gothic ruins to Roman pools and spas
Founded in 1969, Redwood Stone is a successful third generation family business based near the Cathedral City of Wells in Somerset. In 2017 the company celebrated 25 years as a Chelsea exhibitor and this year the company is celebrating its golden jubilee.
One of the company’s most important milestones came in 2001 when it created its first Gothic Folly at Chelsea, thereby becoming the first folly specialist for over a century. By reviving the glories of 18th century landscape architecture Redwood Stone has continued the English tradition for faux ruins, sham castles and a myriad of quirky buildings. Bringing the genre into the 21st century Redwood Stone has designed and built more practical structures including potting sheds, garden rooms, outdoor kitchens, tennis pavilions, pool houses, and now a working Roman bath and spa.
Today, the standard collection of designs ranges from weathered Manor Balustrade and Doric Columns to create a garden setting in the classical style to the company’s iconic Gothic follies, see below.
How do Redwood Stone do it?
Redwood Stone has perfected a technique of producing aged stone that “looks and smells” hundreds of years old, whilst imbued with a great sense of fun! The components are all hand carved in stone to achieve the distressed look before being moulded and then treated to give a convincing reclaimed feel that has confused experts on many occasions. Exactly how they do it is a closely guarded secret!
To find out more about Redwood Stone, telephone 01749 677777 or visit www.redwoodstone.com
Visit the Redwood Stone exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 – stand PW250