The Chelsea Flower Show is coming! As the last forge of it’s kind in Britain, it is important that the Bulldog factory is represented at the world’s most prestigeous flower show, proving that in Britain we can still make some of the best quality tools in the world today.

If you are sponsoring or building a garden at Chelsea work starts months in advance. For companies such as Bulldog Tools, there is still plenty of planning and preperation work, from the layout of the stand to the stock that we take with us.

The design of the stand is important, as we need to make sure that the display is not only functional, but also attractive to visitors. We try to use flowers and bushes on our stand that are in season and keep to our corporate colours of yellow and green for the floral designs.

Over the four years we have attended Chelsea, we have come to understand the tools that our customers want to see. The unusual tools that one does not normally come across in a garden centre. Tools such as our Hedge Planting Spear, Rabbiting Spade, West Country Shovel and “Wizard” rubber rake are always favourites with the gardeners that visit our stand.

Although the hours are long, from 8 o’clock in the morning to eight at night, Chelsea is an opportunity to meet the gardeners who use our tools and very often support the factory by buying our English made, solid forged tools throughout the year at their local garden centre. If you are visiting Chelsea Flower show this year please come and say hello. We are situated on Eastern Avenue, about half way up on the left hand side. Alternativley, we will also be at Hampton Court and Tatton Park in July, plus the BBC’s Gardeners World Live show at the NEC in June. See you there!

Posted in Exhibitions By Stuart Elsom On 20th April 2009

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