Over the last few years Bulldog Tools have been involved in a project for the RHS called ‘The RHS Campaign for School Gardening’ as Benchmark Supporters. The campaign aims to encourage and support schools to develop and actively use a school garden, providing teachers with the resources they need. In support of this project Bulldog Tools continue to supply schools in the UK with sets of our children’s tools.
Our children’s tools are made in exactly the same way as the full sized adult versions in our factory in Wigan, England. The spade and fork are solid forged from our own unique manganese steel and the hardwood shafts are selected for their high quality and straightness of grain and are fitted with polypropylene handles. We also manufacture children’s hoes and garden rakes equipped with long hardwood handles that are perfect for preparing beds and clearing weeds.
One result of the recent ‘Grow Your Own’ revolution in British gardening has been the increased interest in educating children about gardening. This has meant that many kids can now understand where their sweetcorn, peas, potatoes, carrots and cabbages all come from – even if they don’t always eat them! With this improving level of horticultural education, Bulldog Tools want to be at the forefront of providing top quality gardening tools to these new younger gardeners.
We believe it is important that children learn how to use their garden tools in the correct way. This not only avoids the risk of injury and facilitates ease of use, but also gives kids skills that they can draw on for the rest of their gardening lives. Children can often become frustrated by using over-sized adult tools which are difficult to handle or toy tools which are likely to bend or break when used for serious gardening. Bulldog children’s tools combine the correct sizing and weight with the durability required for kids to dig, weed, cultivate and plant effectively.
One added benefit of manufacturing these smaller scale tools is that we can also help shorter and wheelchair gardeners who find these tools much lighter and easier to use than the larger versions available in most garden centres.
So, if you have children or grandchildren who are interested in helping out in the garden or on the allotment, why not get them a set of children’s tools that really work. You can see the complete range of Bulldog children’s tools here.
And if you are a teacher or want to find out more about the RHS Campaign for School Gardening then just visit: www.rhs.org.uk/schoolgardening/.