Posted on 19th April 2022
At Stone & Surfaces Direct, we’re all about keeping you up to date with the latest trends and products to ensure your garden looks fantastic all year round.
A new product in our natural stone collection is our beautiful Cumbrian slate gabion walling. Both modern and rustic all at the same time, gabion walling provides an unconventional way of constructing hardscape features in your garden that will last for many years to come.
Perfect for novice gardeners and landscapers, these stunning slate paddlestones are hand-picked and vary in length, depth, and width.
Here are the best garden design ideas for gabion walling.
Gabion stone walls
Gabion walling has been used in civil construction, landscaping, and architecture for many years.
Our gabion walling can be constructed by assembling the gabion basket end to end and stacking them together, filling each row with slate rocks before stacking the next row of cages above.
That’s right, outdoor kitchens can even be created using gabion walling. Using the same method, assemble the baskets to create worktop surfaces that are suitable for outside entertaining and cooking.
As well as DIY outdoor kitchens, gabion walling can be used to design modern patio seating and furniture.
From small patio ponds to poolside foundations, the opportunities for water features are endless with gabion baskets. Get creative and see what you can come up with!
Gabion pillars can create a dramatic focal point for a garden and offer a unique look unseen in most outdoor areas.
Raised flower beds
When designing raised flower beds with gabion walls, typically they are not required to be very thick because they are low to the ground and have support once the inside is packed with soil.
Gabion construction is also fireproof which makes it a perfect choice for outdoor fireplaces for wood burning and gas.
With over 25 years of experience distributing natural stone paving, porcelain paving, aggregates, and interior solutions worldwide; we are the people to help you achieve the perfect patio, garden, or home interior.
Talk to one of our experienced stone professionals about your specific needs today.