Bulldog Tools have long been supporters of gardens in our cities as well as those in the countryside. In line with our policy to promote the preservation of open spaces in the capital we are delighted to be able to support our friends at The Metropolitan Public Gardens Association by sponsoring their Annual General Meeting.
The Metropolitan Public Gardens Association was formed in 1882 under the chairmanship of Lord Meath with the principal object of their constitution to be ‘the protection, preservation, safeguarding and acquiring for permanent preservation for public use, of gardens, disused burial grounds, churchyards, open spaces, areas of land likely to be used for building purposes, strips of land adjoining roads and footpaths, or any land situated within the Metropolitan Police District or in its vicinity.’ They also ensure the provision of seating and the planting of trees in these areas. Since its inception over 125 years ago, the emphasis of the Association has adapted to the very considerable changes undergone in London and the suburbs, while at the same time keeping faith with its original aims.
At Bulldog Tools we wholeheartedly support the objectives of the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association and applaud their commitment to the capital. We were therefore very happy not only to sponsor the AGM, but also to donate a spade for the Association’s annual ‘Spade Award’.
In attendance at the AGM were Hugh Johnson OBE, the Association’s President who gave a very informative talk on London’s trees, the head gardeners from Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Green Park and Mayors from four separate boroughs around the capital including the Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Clive Bennett. Our Marketing Manager, Fred Foot represented Bulldog Tools at the event, along with 80 others involved in the maintenance and preservation of the capital’s parks and gardens.
Bulldog Tools sincerely hope that this will be the start of a mutually beneficial partnership between the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association and the UK’s oldest remaining manufacturer of garden tools.
To visit the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association’s website, please click here.