This Christmas it’s easy for retailers to put together a tempting array of must-have gifts, as Burgon & Ball unveils a selection of high quality, stylish new gardening gifts, the result of its collaborations with carefully-selected prestigious names in gardening.
There’s an exciting new collaboration between Burgon & Ball and the National Trust, Europe’s largest conservation charity. The resulting new ‘National Trust made by Burgon & Ball’ collection of garden tools combines superior quality with a heritage aesthetic, and celebrates traditional manufacturing methods. The tools offer the feel-good factor too, since a percentage of revenue from sales will help to support the conservation activities of the charity. The designs are practical, stylish and are set to have great customer appeal across the board, from weekend gardeners through to professionals.
Several small-but-beautifully formed items in the National Trust made by Burgon & Ball collection will make gifts of distinction this Christmas. The boxed bypass secateur (RRP £19.99) is crafted in stainless steel, with an all-steel drop forged body for maximum strength. With striking dark FSC® hardwood handles and solid brass rivets, it combines timeless elegance with the reassurance of two of the most famous names in gardening. There’s also a handy stainless steel pocket knife, retailing at just £12.49, again with a beautiful dark FSC® hardwood handle and solid brass rivets. Finally, the boxed topiary shear (RRP £29.99) is forged in precision hardened and tempered high-carbon steel for maximum life and is ideal for trimming soft green growth such as buxus (box). This is a truly classic garden tool which will make a festive treat for any gardener.
Around 11 per cent of the population is left-handed, and that’s a lot of left-handed gardeners! This Christmas there’s a new RHS-endorsed left-handed bypass secateur (RRP £19.99), designed to exactly the same specification as the existing right-handed RHS bypass secateur, easily cutting through growth up to 2.5cm in diameter. Featuring a high-carbon steel blade for lasting sharpness, this high quality new tool carries a ten year guarantee.
There are plenty of choices this Christmas for fans of the popular Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball collection, as it is expanding to offer a complete gardening range, as well as beautiful and practical gifts for home and garden. In addition to new serious-but-stylish large garden tools and large cutting tools, there are beautifully-designed hand tools to make gardening a joy, and new garden accessories in the best-selling blue ticking stripe, so gardeners can accessorise in style.
In hand tools, a sleek new polished topiary shear (RRP £29.99) complements the range’s best-selling secateur and precision secateur, with the familiar all-steel construction and simple brass lock. A long, thin trowel (RRP £17.99) is ideal for planting, digging, and weeding – a multitasking tool which is sure to win a lot of fans. And an ultra-slim pocket knife (RRP £12.99) is the perfect size for a smaller hand, perfect to pop in a pocket.
For gifts in the stylish ticking stripe fabric, there’s a full apron, a tool bag and a garden kneeler. The full apron (RRP £27.99) features a useful central pocket, patch pocket and key clip, with a bib to keep the gardener clean from top to toe - well, nearly! - when things get really messy. The tool bag (RRP £24.99) is a really handy size, not too heavy to lift when loaded. The garden kneeler (RRP £19.99) features the same memory foam construction as Burgon & Ball best-selling Kneelo® kneeler for exceptional comfort.
Also new to the Sophie Conran collection are two charming new bird feeders, at a very accessible price. Many gardeners want to give wildlife a helping hand, and fat balls are an easy and popular low-mess choice. In the shape of a pear and a pomegranate, the two new bird feeders (RRP £7.99 each) complement the much-loved apple bird feeders from the Sophie Conran range, providing a stylish way to offer fat balls to garden visitors. The feeders make a charming garden decoration too, in powder-coated steel and leather hanging cord as an alternative to the ubiquitous mesh and plastic.
With the perfect present for everyone who loves their garden, Burgon & Ball is offering great new gifting options this Christmas. To find out more, visit www.burgonandball.com, call 01202 684141, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.