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Our Friends

We are pleased to introduce the following companies and people to you as ‘our friends’. Whilst the usual disclaimer about not being responsible for each companies work applies, we have known them all for years and have found them great to work with.

Christine Walkden


The site of our favourite TV gardener and horticulturist Christine Walkden. Here you can find out about her qualifications, the lectures she gives all around the country and also the TV series she is currently appearing in. Don’t forget to read her great seasonal articles on our site!

The English Garden Magazine


We love The English Garden magazine! They have been celebrating the country’s most beautiful gardens for over 10 years with glorious photographs, interviews with garden owners, plant profiles, planting ideas and lots of practical advice. With them we created The English Garden Shop, supplying garden tool sets chosen by The English Garden editorial team, but supplied by us at Quality Garden Tools. As a bonus, The English Garden are offering all Quality Garden Tools customers the opportunity to SAVE 50% on a years subscription – subscribe for just £23.99! Visit www.subscriptionsave.co.uk/qualitygarden to find out more.

Alan Titchmarsh Garden Tools


A great new range of British made garden tools from Bulldog. Alan Titchmarsh and Bulldog Tools have designed a new range of gardening hand tools together, which are displayed on this website. The range is divided into: Cutting Tools, Solid Forged Tools & Stainless Steel Tools; all made to the exacting standards we have come to expect from Bulldog Tools. Quality Garden Tools provide the site’s e-commerce.

Ethel Gloves


Fantastic gloves designed purely for women. Ethel Gloves are made to fit the contours of ladies hands and the two-way stretch fabric makes for a snug and secure fit with greater comfort and dexterity. The gloves offer wearers a breathable fabric with extended cuffs and durable sythetic suede palms with reinforced fingers and rubberised grips. Ethel gloves are designed to keep the hands cool, dry and comfortable for hours and all Ethel Gloves are machine washable.

Clarington Tools


Great British made tools available to customers in the USA. The Clarington Forge warehouse in San Fransisco, CA can deliver within 2 working days and has customer services offices on both the East and West coasts. The website includes fantastic information on how the tools are made as well as a very readable and interesting blog. If you are a fan of quality garden tools and live in the USA, then you should definitely visit this great site.

Pippa Greenwood


Pippa’s great website has lots of really useful information for new and experienced gardeners alike. Not only can you read Pippa’s blog, but she also offers a service called ‘Ask Pippa’ where visitors to the site can send gardening questions for her to answer. In addition to this Pippa offers a fantastic grow your own system making sure you have great tasting vegetables and herbs whenever you want them. If you want to improve your gardening knowledge you can also buy one of Pippa’s books.



Thrive is a small national charity that uses gardening to change lives. They champion the benefits of gardening, carry out research and offer training and practical solutions so that anyone with a disability can take part in, benefit from and enjoy gardening. They also adapt and use a wide range of garden tools, teaching clients to use them properly and safely. The Thrive website is a valuable resource with a lot of useful information on making gardening more accessable to those with disabilities.

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