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Haddonstone

High-quality garden design and architectural stonework

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

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In 2021, Haddonstone will celebrate its 50th anniversary, but the company has to this day remained true to its heritage. It loves what it does, and the results speak for themselves. All of its products are handmade in one of two manufactories, in Northamptonshire and in Colorado, USA. Every member of the Haddonstone team shares its core values, providing unrivalled expertise and the highest level of skill and craftsmanship. Many of Haddonstone’s employees have been with the company for more than 30 years. This foundation of talent, experience and deep understanding of its products underpins the company’s enviable reputation for quality. Haddonstone remains true to its roots, but is always willing to break new ground.

 

A prime example of this is the launch of a new contemporary sculpture range – a bold move for a company known for its very traditional designs. Haddonstone has been involved in many prestigious and high- profile projects. The company was asked to supply the architectural stonework for the Royal Pavilion, the centrepiece of the Duchy of Cornwall’s Poundbury development at Dorchester in Dorset. Covering 400 acres, Poundbury is the brainchild of HRH The Prince of Wales and has received acclaim from architects, town planners and academics worldwide.

 

The Royal Pavilion has proved to be Haddonstone’s most technically complex and demanding project to date. In excess of 1,000 tonnes of cast stone was ordered, consisting of nearly 10,000 individual components – each one made in a specially-designed mould.

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.

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