Haddonstone’s cast stone designs grace gardens the world over, including many a stately home and National Trust garden in Britain. Likewise, its architectural stonework forms part of many prestigious building projects worldwide.
Haddonstone was founded by Bob Barrow in 1971. In his Northamptonshire garage, he began producing decorative cast stonework for gardens; the first range consisted of seven designs, six of which are bestsellers to this day. A year later, Haddonstone exhibited for the first time at the Chelsea Flower Show and has been a frequent exhibitor there ever since.
Bob’s son, David took over as Managing Director in 2011 and the company remains proudly family owned. The Haddonstone range now consists of over a thousand designs including fountains, statuary and sundials, as well as planters, garden furniture and balustrading. In addition to offering a broad range of standard architectural designs, the company is passionate about creating bespoke stonework to meet its clients’ specific criteria.
The company was asked to supply the architectural stonework for the Royal Pavilion, the centrepiece of the Duchy of Cornwall’s Poundbury
Haddonstone was also commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society to produce a fountain for the new Exotic Garden at RHS Wisley, which opened in 2017. Working closely with Wisley’s garden designers, Haddonstone’s in-house studio team designed a strikingly original piece, the RHS Wisley Exotic Garden Fountain. Adorned with a highly detailed pineapple finial and a stylised passion flower design on its pedestals, this stunning fountain takes pride of place in the garden.
Despite the recent uncertainty in Britain, the company is determined to continue growing. Haddonstone is confidently pursuing new markets, both domestically and internationally, as the brand expands in the Middle East, the United States and across Europe.