Decorative Stone at Bloom 2015

If your looking for ways to use decorative stone in your garden this year then there is no where better to look for ideas than our very own Bloom. Held in Phoneix Park each May, the Bloom festival offers a huge range of garden ideas throughout its selection of show gardens. With that there is something for everybody and always an idea that you too can take home anr recreate in your own garden

To find some of the best ways to use decorative stone just bring a pen and paper and a camera with you on your tour of the show gardens and exhibits this year and you will be bursting with ideas before your even half way round. Today we wanted to share just some of the ideas that were on show this year and other years.

Stone & Slab

Stone & Slab

The image above shows the best use of decorative stone in the garden. Here we can see the use of different stone cuts yet the same colourĀ  is used to bring cohesion and continuity to the scheme. This creates a far more natural look as though all the stone used is from the same area and is meant to rest in the garden

 

Mosaic Tile Wall

Mosaic Tile Wall

Ofcourse for something completely different you can consider the idea of mosaic tiles. With mosaic tiles your can tile over and add colour and detail to any wood or stone feature in your garden. Mosaic tiles and decorative stone or chippings can spark life and rejuvenate old and worn garden features. Often ceramic mosaic tiles are used on the base of water features and water rills, they are also used on low rendered wallsa or table tops. But you can also use natural stone and decortaive stone to create mosaic patterns.

 

stone features

stone features

What impact can be created from a permenent stone feature such as this bold stone arch. This feature above requires great skill and engineering to construct but once complete would be a focal point for gardens and a great way to entice visitors into your garden and encourage people to use the path

Modern Stone work

Modern Stone work