Archive for September, 2012

Antique Garden Tools

Over the weekend of 15/16 September 2012 there was a wonderful display of antique garden tools outside the Bothy.  This carefully restored exhibition of hand tools, many dating back to the 19th century or earlier, created a lot of interest amongst our visitors.  The display is due to return on 13/14 October for our Heritage Apple weekend, when it will be staged in the Orangery.

Here is a selection of some of the tools which were on display.

Selection of hand tools

Selection of tools including a Warwickshire drove (used for tilling the soil), a potato dibber, a corn dibber and a boy’s spade

19th century hedge shears

French Lawn Sprinkler

Craftsman made 19th century pair of secateurs


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