Nurseries & Artisans at our events:

Alluring Plants NEW FOR 2017

Architectural Impact

Artisan Plant Nurseries

Ashdale Nursery NEW FOR 2017

Avondale Nursery

Bewdley Orchids

Bridge Farm Plants


Chris Cooke Plants

Cooper & Jones NEW FOR 2017

Conquest Plants Nursery

Cotswold Garden Flowers

CraftyPlants NEW FOR 2017

Edrom Nurseries

Fair Field Garden Bygones


Frondescence NEW FOR 2017

Green's Leaves

Hall Farm Nursery

Hillview Hardy Plants

Hooksgreen Herbs

Jurassic Plants

Linda Scott Hardy Plants

Lyneal Mill Nursery

Malcolm Allison Plants NEW FOR 2017

Mandsand Plants NEW FOR 2017

Mayfields Plants

Meadow View Plants

Mucklestone Nurseries

Mynd Hardy Plants NEW FOR 2017

North Staffs Hostas

Orchard Furniture

Packhorse Farm Nursery

Penmere Plants

Philip Tivey & Son

Piecemeal Plants

Plantazia Lincoln

Pottertons Nursery

Roseland House NEW FOR 2017


Stonyford Cottage Nursery

Studio8 Pottery

Swines Meadow Farm Nursery

The Cottage Herbery

The Gobbett Nursery

Tissington Nursery

Trevor Edwards Plants NEW FOR 2017

Wildegoose Nursery

Fair Field Garden Bygones

My interest in vintage garden tools began many years ago when I inherited my late grandfather's vintage Stourbridge made Yardley digging spade. This lovely old garden spade had spent many years in his hands lovingly double digging his vegetable plot and had a patina to match. It became apparent to me that this old garden tool was superb in terms of feel, quality and performance. I still use it to this day in my own garden.

I began to acquire more of these vintage and antique garden tools for use and display at home and for professional use as a gardener. I also found that these old garden tools outperformed many of their modern counterparts and just felt "right" in the hand.

This has developed into a passion for collecting, restoring and ultimately selling quality vintage and antique garden tools of all kinds. For me they have a special appeal, they are generally made to a very high standard and have an attractive patina built up over many years. I sometimes find my imagination wandering, trying to picture the people and places associated with a cherished old garden tool now in my hands. These items were made to last and are a testament to the skill of the craftspeople who made them and the gardeners who have used and looked after them.

Richard Loble

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Mobile: 07913 384507



Richard's lovingly reconditioned tools are always popular at Plant Hunters' Fairs