Designer, Paul Hervey-Brookes, at the Forest of Deans Stone Firms’ Barnhill Quarry, selecting one of his Pennant sandstone feature stones.

Pennant sandstone from the Forest of Dean helped Gloucestershire-based designer, Paul Hervey-Brookes, scoop ‘Gold’ and receive the title of ‘Best Destination Garden’ at the Royal Horticultural Society Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012.
Paul, accompanied by Andrew Ball of Big Fish Landscapes, visited the company’s Barnhill Quarry to select seven feature stones for his ‘Discover Jordan’ Garden. Standing around five feet high the stones offer a raw, ancient quality to the design. Forest of Dean Stone Firms also supplied six tonnes of random walling stone to help create the rugged desert landscape.
The ‘Discover Jordan’ Garden, built by Big Fish Landscapes, recreates a small slice of Jordan’s Nabataean ‘lost city’ of Petra, namely the two areas recognised as forming part of the Cradle of Civilisation. Paul was inspired by the story of the rediscovery of Petra 200 years ago and wanted to spark the visitors’ imagination, creating a landscape that is evocative of the beauty, scent and feel of this unique landscape.
Tel 01594 562304.

Scroll to Top