2 October 2022
LANDSCAPE - The Industry Trade Show
Landscape Show 2022
It was great to be back at the Landscape Show this year on Stang G39. We caught up with The Society of Garden Designers and BALI, talked with garden designers and landscapers and attended seminars on sustainability, the future of the industry and how we can do our part for nature.
Our Stand 2022
We showcased some of our best-selling Stonecast Paving from left: Hidcote Paving, Old Provence Tiles and Lozenge and Henslate top. We also had swatches of our stone effect Porcelain Tiles like Cheltenham Sand Paving
This year we were able to share our brand new paving and flooring brochure and our newest addition for our trade customers - the sample case! If you haven't already signed up for our trade account, click here to see the full list of benefits.
We loved the new show feature which called for professionals and non-professionals to design a wildlife-friendly garden that promoted bio-diversity and makes space for nature, in collaboration with the Wildlife trust.
We enjoyed the plethora of seminars on offer. Particularly on sustainability, how we can help nature in our industry and hearing young garden designers' stories. This gives us important insights in to the industry so we can provide the best service.
What Is the Landscape Show?
Along with plenty of home and garden inspiration, the LANDSCAPE Trade Show also has free CPD-accredited seminars on a range of topics along with guest speakers.
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Transport to the Landscape Show
You’ll find the NEC clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav to get close, then follow the signs when you see them.
When you arrive at the NEC, look out for the show name you're visiting on the signs. After parking, simply jump on the free shuttle bus, or take a leisurely stroll along our signposted footpaths.
Direct services run all day. If you’re travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less than a 15-minute journey away.
For more information, visit National Rail or call them on 08457 484950.
Bus and Coach
From Birmingham Airport you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link, which takes just 90 seconds and runs every two minutes.
Jumping on a bus in the West Midlands area? There are numerous options that will get you to the NEC.
Landscape Show 2021
Find us at this year's LANDSCAPE Industry Trade Show held at The NEC Birmingham between the 3rd - 4th of November. LANDSCAPE is the UK's leading trade event established for landscape designers, architects, architectural technologists, contractors, facilities managers and interior designers involved in some of the most important, prestigious and valuable projects in the UK and beyond.
LANDSCAPE exhibitors will feature manufacturers and suppliers of everything from stone, vases and planters to furniture and conservatories, water features and sundials.
Find us at stand J25 where you can find out more about our National Trust Paving Collection, along with our extensive range of Porcelain and Natural Stone. Whether you are looking for flooring or paving for period and listed properties or modern builds, we have something for every style and design need. We are also launching our trade customer accounts with tonnes of benefits including discounted paving and free samples and an introductory offer of £250 OFF your first order over £1000!
Review of Landscape Show 2021
Landscape 2021 had a new venue this year at the NEC in Birmingham. Footfall was less than Futurescape but we had a fantastic time meeting new people and discussing our new trade customer scheme. The seminars were interesting, particularly the 'Women in Stone' launch and this is something we will be getting fully involved with next year.
Everyone seemed quite excited to be having a day out and keen to find out what's new in the industry with a super friendly vibe throughout. We had some lovely positive feedback about our stand and the coffee went down a treat. The Paving Expert, Tony McCormack wrote the following in his review of the show:
One of the greatest joys of any hard-landscaping show was turning a corner and espying the unchallengeable class of the display by Westminster Stone. Never the biggest manufacturer or supplier, but they could do amazing things with a budget one-twentieth of that available to others. At one point, their lead designer even found himself being ‘poached’ by one of the very big boys, yet Westminster Stone plodded on and are now spearheaded by the third Clifford generation to maintain the family honour and tradition.
This stand of 2021 may not have aspired to the lofty heights of yesteryear but, as simple as it was, it said ten times more about what the company does than practically any other stand at the show. Simple, clean, effective, eye-catching, obviously low-cost but never, ever cheap. If I was still doing awards for Best Stand in Show, it would once again reside Chez Clifford.
Westminster Stone have stood by their real passion, wet cast concrete paving, while others lost their nerve and threw their lot in with the race to the bottom involving imported sandstone. Now, as interest and understanding of the unique benefits of wet cast concrete are once again attracting attention, they are superbly placed to capitalise on the resurgence in interest. Much of that has to be attributed to the shrewdest bit of business they ever did: acquiring the rights to manufacture and distribute the National Trust range of reproduction flagstones.
Gorgeous stand, lovely people, quality products. That sort of sums it all up rather succinctly.Review by Tony McCormack
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