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Press Gang
Posted on 07/02/09 | Posted by The Fat Gardener

While many of you were tucked up safely (and sensibly!) in bed on Thursday morning, I ventured out into cold, murky London. The reason for my brave trek into the nation’s capital was for ‘The Garden Press Event’, an exhibition strictly for garden writers and journalists.

I have been invited to this show by Bulldog Tools for the last 3 years and it is one of the best shows in the calendar. The companies showing include garden tool makers Bosch, Wilkinson Sword, Bahco, Bulldog Tools and Stihl alongside some of the best known manufacturers of fertilizers, seeds, hard landscaping materials and the top nurseries from around the country.

Many of the exhibitors use the show as a way of introducing new and innovative products to the press. Of particular interest to me were the new garden tools on show.

Bosch are a business at the forefront of electric power tool development and this year they were showing a variety of new garden tools including their fabulous new Ciso Cordless Secateurs. Bahco introduced me to their new range of lightweight garden tools including a very light pair of shears with extending handles.

Many top journalists and writers use the show as a way to keep up to date with new products and initiatives in the horticultural industry and this year I saw Toby Buckland (Gardener’s World presenter), Helen Yemm (Daily Telegraph/The English Garden), Pippa Greenwood (Gardener’s World), Peter Seabrook (The Sun) and many more.

I really enjoy the opportunity to visit these shows to make sure Quality Garden Tools continue to offer the very best in branded garden tools – whatever the weather!

Many of the products shown at ‘The Garden Press Event’ will be added to this site as and when they are available to order.

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