3 July 2023
Alitex Win Best Trade Stand at Chelsea Flower Show 2023
Westminster Stone has worked with Alitex for over 10 years providing paving for RHS shows such as Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court. This year, Alitex won the coveted 'Best Trade Stand' Award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, featuring garden paving from two of our NEW National Trust paving ranges.
Outside the Greenhouses
Alitex went back to basics this year with a nod to nostalgia and the original usage of greenhouses - to grow crops! Nelly at Alitex had grown many of the fruit and vegetables from seed at their head office in Petersfield, along with some added growing from sustainable gardener Julia Parker. Lamb House Limestone from the Townhouse Paving Range graced the outside of the Hidcote and bespoke greenhouse this year. offering a neutral base for the raised planters, a cold frame and a wonderful wooden bench with bug hotel legs. In the back corner there was a table with a central groove for planters to sit in. The stand this year oozed kitchen garden vibes along with some on-trend rewilding touches.
The Bespoke Greenhouse
Inside the bespoke greenhouse, from the west side, was a path of Brick Pavers -which have been reused and relaid for over 10 years at Alitex stands across the UK! This entranceway featured crops such as gourds and strawberries. Leading into the main space which was laid with our new Tintagel Aged Slate paving from the Coastal Cottage Range. This room brought all the attention to what was growing and featured beautiful orchids from McBean's Orchids, along with the sea of greenery. The grey tones in the slate paving worked beautifully with the planting and added to the more natural feel of this year's show. Furniture was kept to a minimum with a beautiful wooden bench featuring custom block-printed cushions from Molly Mahon.
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Lamb House Limestone
Lamb House Limestone adds warmth and charm with its golden glow and honey hues. Inspired by the National Trust’s stunning Lamb House which is bursting with elegance and traditional Georgian charm, these limestone flagstones are perfect for contemporary townhouse gardens and traditional properties alike. Ethically sourced, Lamb House Limestone is expertly finished to enhance its natural surface texture.
Tintagel Aged Slate Paving
Tintagel Aged Slate provides a rustic charm and instant maturity to coastal landscapes and gardens. Ethically sourced, the unique mottled grey surface texture provides an abundance of character. Inspired by the National Trust’s stunning medieval Tintagel Old Post Office and its enchanting cottage gardens, the tumbled edges of these paving slabs enhance its worn appearance for a truly quaint and charming feel. Discover more about the inspiration behind the Coastal Cottage Paving Range
Kitchen Garden Brick Pavers
Rustic Effect Brick Pavers add a characterful, historical elegance to gardens. The unique tones of these brick pavers from the National Trust Collection are reminiscent of those adorning period properties such as Powis Castle. Versatile and charming, they can be laid in courses, basket weave or herringbone patterns for a truly unique appearance to suit your garden or driveway.