16 July 2023
Top 10 Paving Ideas for Traditional Gardens
If you own a traditional property, you'll want to choose garden paving that will complement the style of your home. This Top 10 Stone Paving Ideas for Traditional Gardens includes some of the UK's best-loved and best-selling tiles & flagstones, with a variety of materials including handmade reproductions, limestone, porcelain, terracotta and more. Many of our stonecast products have been accepted for use in listed buildings and are perfect for cottage gardens and period properties. If you are looking for the best stone paving this year, this blog is for you...
10. National Trust Chedworth Tiles
Chedworth Tiles are carefully crafted to replicate antique terracotta tiles in the most authentic way possible. Their characteristic rusty hues and subtle textures will complement traditional properties and gardens. Combine these terracotta tiles with Ash Black tiles for a striking and contemporary checkerboard effect. Inspired by Chedworth Roman Villa these are perfect for creating a warm and characterful patio or terrace.
9. Wychwood Birch Porcelain Paving
Wychwood Birch Porcelain Paving adds a natural driftwood appearance to outdoor areas. Manufactured in the heart of the porcelain region in Northern Italy, this paving is bursting with elegance and classic charm. Soft grey tones and subtle grain detailing ensure this wood-effect porcelain looks truly authentic and is perfect for embracing the biophilic design trend. A low-maintenance wood effect that's perfect for traditional and modern garden styles.
8. Branscombe Slate Paving
Branscombe Slate Paving adds a delightful charm and warmth to outdoor settings. Its aged appearance and rusty overtones beautifully complement the brown and grey hues within this unique slate. This natural slate paving takes inspiration from the timeless, magical ambience of the National Trust’s Branscombe Bay and provides an ethereal charm to coastal and cottage gardens alike. Discover more about the inspiration behind the Coastal Cottage Paving Range or check out its debut at The RHS Chelsea flower Show.
7. Antique Honey Cathedral Limestone
Antique Honey Cathedral Paving adds a warm golden glow to outdoor landscapes. The natural textured finish and mottled golden hues are distinct to this beautiful limestone paving which is hand-cut and tumbled for an elegant finish. The traditional character and charm of antique honey paving stones complement both contemporary and historical settings alike.
6. National Trust 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. Perfect for kitchen gardens, walled and cottage gardens.
5. Georgian Thatch Porcelain
Georgian Thatch is part of the Westminster Porcelain Florence Collection. These beautiful limestone-effect tiles have a softly aged appearance and ’tumbled’ edgings, reminiscent of centuries-old paving but with all the low-maintenance beauty of porcelain.
The Florence Collection suits traditional and more contemporary designs and is an ideal solution for those in period properties who want the look of traditional natural stone but in an easier format.
4. Lancashire Mill Paving
Lancashire Mill Paving adds an elegant aged and rugged feeling to outdoor spaces. Cast from original reclaimed masters, these flagstones capture the authentic patina and markings that were ubiquitous in 19th Century Lancashire streets and mills. A beautiful substitute for traditional York Stone, these flagstones are perfect for patios, terraces and commercial designs where an olde worlde ambience is sought.
3. Yorkshire Street Paving
Indistinguishable from reclaimed York Stone flags, these flagstones add an elegant charm and maturity to outdoor environments. Whether set in contemporary gardens or historic conservation projects, Yorkshire Street Paving will provide sophistication and warmth thanks to its subtle green and grey hues. Featuring various sizes and patterns to avoid repetition when laid, these irregular flagstones are amongst the most authentic around.
2. Hidcote Paving
Hidcote Flagstones add a rich sense of maturity to gardens and landscapes. Inspired by the National Trust’s Hidcote Manor, these flagstones have been meticulously reproduced using original masters to capture the fine detail prevalent in traditional Cotswold paving stones. The distinctive soft buff, cream and weathered grey tones complement both brick and stone buildings alike. These were chosen by Dick and Agel for their beautiful Chateau in France.
1. Yorkstone Paving Slabs
Yorkstone Paving Slabs add character and elegance to any outdoor setting. Crafted using hand-selected original York Stone masters, these paving stones offer a truly authentic finish. Their distinct riven effect along with distinctive hues make it perfect for garden patios and pathways where a welcoming brightness and warmth is sought.
Westminster Stone specialises in Stonecast flagstones and tiles which are world-renowned for the accuracy of their reproduction and meticulous attention to detail, providing instant maturity to any design. Based on sourced originals, our Stonecast ranges include rarely seen products, which are highly sought after for period properties, restoration projects and designs which seek a traditional ‘aged’ effect.
In 2011 we won the coveted licence to produce paving and garden accessories for the National Trust. Based on the houses and gardens within their care. Alongside this, we have established a thriving Natural Stone and Porcelain compendium with stunning ranges of garden paving and flooring for traditional and contemporary designs.