Stewart at Landscape
Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March 2012
Stewart, the UK’s top manufacturer in Garden products is excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at Landscape, the progressive trade exhibition for all those involved with interior & exterior landscaping and landscape gardening.
The Landscape trade fair is the big event of landscape gardening attracting landscape designers, architects, facilities managers, contract gardeners, interior designers and all those involved in planting techniques. There will be show gardens and themed floral displays. This will be an ideal opportunity for Stewart, recognised as the market leader in planters and garden accessories to display their durable plastic planter technology and contemporary designs.
Stewart offers competitive market prices for effective product performance in attractive cutting edge styles. They offer a wide ranging, versatile planter collection. Their decorative planters are especially stylish yet manufactured in tough, durable plastics. This makes them much easier to lift and move than their stone counterparts and as such they do not crack.
They are also made from non-absorbent material so more water gets to the plant! Hanging baskets and wall baskets also have a self watering system. This is done through the tongue of the capillary mat which draws up water from the reservoir ensuring that sufficient water is available where it matters, around the roots.
The Stewart decorative planters include a stylish collection of traditional and contemporary designs in authentic textures and colours which enhances offices and any large corporate areas.
Planters such as Zurbano have a unique design that features a distinctive polished aluminium band insert which, when placed in hotels, spas and restaurants will complement any surroundings.
They are highly suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Ideal for the garden or conservatory, but also perfect for adding a little outdoor garden magic to indoor locations like offices, hotel lobbies or homely hallways.
Stewart currently supplies Planters and Balcony Trough sets to a range of sectors including local authorities, licensed premises, commercial properties and sports arenas. In June, Stewart Troughs were chosen to decorate railings on some highly visible sections of the royal wedding route.
Exhibiting stand: Nr D17
The following information about the Stewart planter range will give you good reason to browse their products during the exhibition.
Aztec planters: The Aztec planters are available in three sizes, tall, midi and low and an 80 cm trough variety. The two colour options, sandstone and dark brown give these durable planters an eye catching finish.
Wave planters: The Wave planters feature a tasteful scalloped design and are available as round, square and trough planters. They are available in suede and granite.
Egg Pot planters: Egg Pot planters offer excellent planting depth. Pleasing to the eye they are an elegant way to display both traditional and architectural plants. They are available in suede and marble green.
Honey Pots: Honey Pot and Low Honey Pot planters have a charming style available in suede, dark brown and marble green.
Other decorative planters include the Sylvan and Grape Planters with inspired leaf work and grape vine designs and the rustic looking Ancient Stone planters that add warmth and tradition to any Lifestyle environment. Strawberry Pots in sandstone and white stone and impressive Gothic Planters, both Trough and Hexagonal reflect the creative breadth Stewart offer in their products.
As well as the decorative range Stewart also manufacture planters for all other planting requirements. Ranges include:
The extra Deep Trough and Quadro planters: These are for plants with deep roots. The deep trough trays have capacities of up to 50 litres and come in traditional terracotta and anthracite.
The Cilindro planters: These are designed for greater stability. The larger sizes are suitable for small trees and architectural plants. The colour range is terracotta, anthracite and dark green.
Smithy Patio Tub: This is a versatile patio tub for growing flowers, vegetables and salads which comes in gun metal.
The Corinthian Design: This comes as a low planter, round, square, trough, hanging basket and wall basket design, the latter two with self watering system.
Stewart, a garden product innovator since 1945 is looking forward to being a part of the Landscape Exhibition. This will be an impressive event, with a wide ranging line up of speakers from the gardening and landscaping world. With big name exhibitors and 40 free seminar sessions running through out the three days, it will be an event not to be missed.
Stewart - backgrounder
Formed in 1945, Stewart is the UK market leader in the manufacture and supply of technical plastic moulded products for the gardening, home and professional catering sectors. The company offers a large range of products in its portfolio ranging from garden planters and propagators, to food containers and specialist storage products.
In June 2011 ECI, the mid-market private equity specialist, invested £12 million in the company in a BIMBO (buy-in / management buyout) deal that valued the business at £17 million. A new management structure saw Richard Butler join as Group CEO. Butler has significant knowledge of the advanced technical plastics sector, having worked for leading manufacturers in the aerospace and automotive sector. Lee Mowle, the previous owner and CEO, became Managing Director of the gardening and catering divisions, retaining a substantial shareholding in the company.
In the months following the BIMBO, Stewart made a series of changes to its brand and corporate identity and established discrete divisions for the core sectors it serves.
Stewart Garden produces grow your own products, watering, pots, propagators and garden accessories. These are available in over 1000 outlets across the UK and Eire including major DIY outlets such as Homebase and Wilkinsons and garden centres across the UK such as Dobbies and Klondyke/Strikes, The Garden Centre Group and some 600 plus independent garden centres. Having achieved a dominant position in the domestic market by offering durable, lifestyle-driven value for money products. The company continues to invest heavily in new product development.
Stewart Garden plays a full and active role in the gardening and leisure industry through its membership of:
- GIMA – the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association
- Gardenex – the Federation of Garden and Leisure Manufacturers Limited, and
- HTA – the Horticultural Trades Association
Stewart won the House Beautiful Best Product Garden Category in 2005 and the Klondyke Dry Goods Supplier Award in 2010. The company was a GIMA Awards - POS Finalist in 2009, and Best of British Finalist in 2011. Its Heat and Grow Thermostatic Propagator was top in the Which? Gardening Best Buy test on windowsill propagators 2011.
Stewart Home provides food storage and homewares products. These comprise of the Refine, Essentials and Seal Fresh food and drink storage collections, offering hygienic storage in a wide range of colours and shapes.
Stewart Catering supplies the Gastronorm and Seal Fresh food storage ranges to the catering industry and specialist cook shops via wholesale and cash and carry outlets.
Other divisions recently established under the Stewart umbrella are:
Each division of Stewart is BS ISO 9001-2000 accredited and operates from the company’s manufacturing, warehousing and distribution centre in Croydon, Surrey.
For more information visit www.stewartlimited.co.uk
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