BALI's Registered Affiliate Member Haddonstone, the UK’s leading manufacturer of fine garden ornaments and architectural stonework, will launch the Italianate Fountain on their exhibit at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Incorporating three entwined dolphins supporting a gadrooned bowl with an egg-an-dart rim, the impressive new Italianate Fountain is ideal for a large pool where a high jet of water can be achieved.
The Italianate Fountain has been recreated from a Victorian cast iron design by the famous Handyside Foundry in Derby. Founded by Andrew Handyside in 1851, the company exhibited at the Great Exhibition and manufactured an incredibly diverse range of designs from Post Office letter boxes to railway bridges and from window frames to street lamps. Famous commissions included the Albert Bridge linking Chelsea to Battersea in London and the National Agricultural Hall in London, now known as Olympia.
Haddonstone at the Chelsea Flower Show:
Designed by Simon Scott, a previous Chelsea Show Garden medal winner, Haddonstone’s exhibit will be a classically inspired garden incorporating a landscape folly, water features and other garden ornaments. Following last year’s five star Tradestand Award, Haddonstone will be pulling out all the stops to maintain a high standard of design and planting. Alongside the new Italianate Fountain will be many of the designs from the new Personalised Range of engraved garden ornaments – including obelisks, garden seats, planters, wall plaques, bird baths, sundials and pedestals. Haddonstone will be situated on Southern Row stand SR35.
Established in 1971, Haddonstone is the UK’s leading manufacturer of fine garden ornaments, interior and exterior stonework in traditional, classical and contemporary styles. Haddonstone is a unique form of cast limestone with a surface texture similar to Portland stone. The material matures and weathers like natural stone to create a timeless ornament that grows ever more distinguished with age. Haddonstone’s designs range from fountains, planters and bird baths to balustrades, follies and fireplaces.
Based at East Haddon, in the rolling countryside of Northamptonshire, Haddonstone has beautiful show gardens and an interior showroom where visitors can see many of the designs in their intended setting. The gardens are open to the public Monday-Friday from 9.00am until 5.00pm (excluding public holidays and the Christmas period).