Drystone Designs – A Natural Art


When we were little we had a special place in our garden where we went to get away from it all. Now we’re grown up, we still seek that place - in the design of a particular feature which is attractive, welcoming, sheltered and ours


n the 18th century, stone features and follies were built to add interest and character to a garden. An unusual design would draw the viewer further into the landscape, and when reached would offer a comfortable seat and viewing point.


Most of the stone we use is weathered sandstone, removed from agricultural fields after ploughing. Every year many tons of stone are brought up and lie weathering – and this produces the mosaic of colours seen in one of our features.