Ever since English gardens began to be influenced by those of Italy, urns, fountains and statues have found an honourable, often the most honourable, place in their scheme.
They contribute very much to the embellishment and magnificence of a garden, whether large or small, terraced or open-ground.
“Garden ornaments provide emphasis and accent in a garden, drawing the eye in a particular direction. Most ornaments, because they are solid and static objects such as urns, seats, columns or statues, provide a contrast with the living things around them.” David Hicks, 1929-1998.
At Poplar Nurseries we offer a wide selection of stone, concrete and resin statues, ornaments, animals, birdbaths, plinths and benches.
Our main ranges comprise of Haddonstone, Melmar Stone, Sparta Statues and Da Vinci statues.
Throughout the year we have regular deliveries of all our stoneware products so if you can’t find what you are looking for, or if we have sold out of a particular item, then please ask a member of staff and we will endeavour to order the item in for you.
A delivery service for all items is available upon request.
Haddonstone is a unique form of handmade cast limestone with a surface texture similar to natural Portland stone. The cast limestone material matures and weathers like natural stone or quarried stone yet, piece for piece, normally costs significantly less than quarried stone.
The ability to mould the Haddonstone cast limestone material into almost any shape faithfully reproducing new designs or producing replicas that are virtually indistinguishable from an antique original has won the company numerous contracts ranging from leading international hotels and retail developments to listed National Trust properties and prestige residential projects.
The cast limestone material used in every design from the smallest planter to the largest Corinthian column, exceeds the cube compressive strength requirements of the United Kingdom Cast Stone Association.
Each design is hand made by Haddonstone in the UK or US using moulds created within the company’s extensive mould shops and studios. Using these same facilities Haddonstone can even manufacture non standard architectural stone pieces to practically any shape, size or colour.
As Haddonstone maintains original models and/or moulds for every single design in the standard cast limestone collection, and utilises the very latest vapour curing technology, customers can be reassured that the high quality of each piece of cast limestone produced is incredibly consistent whilst retaining the individuality of a handmade product. The company even offers a five year warranty on cast limestone garden ornaments.
Each Melmar Stone statue is created by casting stone into a mould created from an original stone sculpture and finished by hand. They are made using the finest materials and finished with traditional craft skills to ensure the finishes are amongst the hardest and most durable in cast stone.