Nurseries & Artisans at our events:
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.
YOu can meet Richard at these events in 2017:
If you need to write to Richard please contact us.
Richard's lovingly reconditioned tools are always popular at Plant Hunters' Fairs