Imagine finding yourself in a farmer's field after a
heavy rain, surrounded with mud and you have to create a garden oasis.
That's exactly where Brandon Vanderwel found himself recently at the
International Ploughing Match in Teeswater.
He and his staff of ten, from Shoreline Stone in Saugeen Shores, set
about turning a small patch of field into a lush garden setting in only
A massive stone entryway lead visitors through to a flagstone patio and
walkway where they could sit and relax quietly beside a tranquil
fountain or meander through the garden space. The fountain, a stone
waterfall and garden beds filled with colour and trees created an
intimate screening affect that blocked out the surroundings both
visually and audibly.
The masteful illusion of a lush oasis generally brought gasps from
people as they entered, proving that Brandon and crew had accomplished
what they had set out to do ... showing that with, not only talent and
skill but a great deal of imagination ... any location can be
Even the young were amazed
(L) Brandon Vanderwel and part of his hardworking crew
Flagstone patio features fountain and waterfall
A lush oasis in the middle of a field