Bulldog Tools are delighted to announce that we will be working with Jon Wheatley and Mary Payne to create ‘The Bulldog Forge Garden’ at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011. We’ll be posting updates so check back in to see how we’re doing!

Located in the Grand Pavilion, the Bulldog Forge Garden has been designed by Jon Wheatley and Mary Payne MBE. Jon and Mary are rekindling a partnership that has seen gold medal results in recent years. Set in the 1940’s the garden tells the story of a self-sufficient blacksmith making his own tools and growing his own vegetables and flowers, in an era that saw hundreds of similar small enterprises all over the country.

Jon, who has been involved in designing and constructing fourteen Chelsea gold winning exhibits, says:

“We are proud to be involved with the Bulldog Forge Garden feature. The garden celebrates the very best of British horticulture and manufacturing, forging a partnership between Bulldog Tools, who manufacture the highest quality garden tools in the UK, and British Horticulture.”

Mary describes the garden set around an old blacksmith’s forge:

“To the front is a sweeping path of granite setts and a vegetable plot. A mix of ornamental planting and a wide array of traditional flowers featuring yellows, blues, purple and white with a hint of orange including the Bulldog dahlia which will be launched at Chelsea 2011. To the rear of the garden lies a more informal area including native species.”

Andy White, Managing Director of Bulldog Tools Ltd, says:

“As the only full-time manufacture of solid-forged garden tools in the UK, we are delighted to be working with Jon, Mary and their team to create the Bulldog Forge Garden.’

For the full press releases please download by clicking here or for any further information please contact Fred Foot on fred@rollins.co.uk or 01279 401570.

Posted in Chelsea 2011, Exhibitions By Stuart Elsom On 31st January 2011

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