In February 2010 Bulldog Tools broke the Guinness World Record™ for the largest garden spade in the world, so when we were contacted by Lowther Castle in Cumbria about their attempt to break the world record for bulb planting we were very keen to get involved.
Lowther Castle and Gardens are an impressive restoration project at Penrith in the Lake District which feature the transformation of the historic castle along with the renovation of 130 acres of gardens. The castle is open every day of the year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and you can see details of how to visit here.
Breaking any world record requires careful planning, organisation and in Lowther Castle’s case, 110,000 daffodil bulbs, 580 volunteers and a large number of Bulldog hand trowels!
Planting started on Saturday 20th October and the volunteers took just 3 hours to complete the task, planting all the bulbs and securing the Guinness World Record™ for Lowther Castle.
The variety of Daffodil used was Narcissus ‘Actaea’, which was chosen for its fragrance as well as its beauty and Lowther’s gardeners are predicting that the 4 metre wide, 1 mile long borders will look at their best for visitors by the middle of April 2013.
Bulldog Tools were very willing supporters of the attempt and supplied 400 hand trowels to ensure that on the day every volunteer could be involved in the planting. Trowels were selected from our Premier, Evergreen and Standard ranges to make certain that no matter the age or size of the volunteer, they would find a trowel that was comfortable to use.
All of the hand trowels supplied were manufactured at our factory in Wigan to the highest standards and are made of quality carbon steel with either wooden or soft grip handles for comfort and durability.
Bulldog Tools would like to offer our warm congratulations on the world record to all the gardeners and staff at Lowther Castle as well as the volunteers who gave their time to be a part of this fantastic project.
To see details of all the trowels, please click here.