We are delighted to announce that our Flexi Compost Aerator has been shortlisted for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2013.
For the last three years this competition has been run by the RHS to find the very best new garden products. Judging takes place on Sunday 19th May and the winner will be announced on Monday 20th May.
To find out more about our Flexi Compost Aerator go to the shop section of our website. You will find it in the Eco Gardening section.
Burgon & Ball will be exhibiting at Spring Fair, at the NEC in Birmingham between 3-7 February 2013.
We are in Hall 6, Stand K61/J60, so if you are visiting the show don't forget to visit us and pick up a copy of our brand new catalogue!
We will be showing 4 new product ranges for 2013; a collection of stylish enamelware tins, innovative Eco Gardening products, a brand new range of Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball garden gifts and our (already bestselling!) Kneelo Knee Pads.
Burgon & Ball will be exhibiting at Top Drawer again this year. Our stand is R22, so if you are visiting the show don't forget to visit us!
We will be launching 3 new, exciting, product ranges at the show; a collection of stylish enamelware tins, innovative Eco Gardening products and a brand new range of Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball garden gifts.
If you would like to talk to Sophie about her new range she will be available on our stand on Monday 14th January 3-5pm.
We were back on Main Avenue for this year's RHS Chesea Flower Show. It is always nice to meet our customers, to hear about their gardens and the tools they use. This year Topiary was a big trend at the show and as a result we completely sold out of Topiary Shears!
Verti-Plant™ also proved very popular - helped by the display of herbs we planted in them on the left-hand wall of our stand.
We had a fantastic show and were delighted to win The RHS Chelsea Tradestand Trophy for excellence of presentation.
We are pleased to announce that Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball Garden Tools have won the Silver Award for "Best Garden Product", in the House Beautiful Awards 2011.
Sophie Conran's inspiration for the range: "As a gardener I have always dreamed of creating a range of garden tools and accessories. I believe that tools should be functional and beautiful, and make each job a pleasure.
One of the problems I face as a women when gardening is that my hands are generally too small for standard tools. My designs specifically address this issue and I hope will add to the joy of gardening.
The better the tools, the easier the job."
The Burgon & Ball Kneelo was also shortlisted for an award in the same category.
New additions to the range include; the Greenhouse Caddy - great for keeping twine, labels, seeds etc. tidy, Bird Feed & Chicken Feed Tins, each with handy aluminium scoops and lastly an Egg Collecting Tin for collecting and storing your hen's freshly laid eggs.
All tins are highly practical and make great gifts.
We are pleased to announce that Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball Buckets of Fun have scooped the award for Best Licensed Home Décor, Tableware or Housewares Range in the 2011 Licensing Awards.
Sophie Conran's inspiration for the range: "Time away from the normal routine, with the family, is truly one of life’s great pleasures and outdoor adventures bring fun and giggles.
The gift sets I’ve developed give inspiration and all the essentials to join in the fun – from Camping to Partying, from Outdoor Games to Barbecuing. All of the sets are contained within galvanized steel buckets – powder coated on the inside in beautiful bright colours."
This year, for the first time ever, we had a garden at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and we are delighted to announce that it was awarded a Gold Medal!
For lots more information and pictures of our garden, or to download your own Burgon & Ball 5 A Day Garden Planner visit our mini site... www.5adaygarden.co.uk
Sophie Conran officially launched her new range of products yesterday on the Burgon & Ball stand. The Gardening and The Great Outdoors Collection of products has been designed by Sophie exclusively for Burgon & Ball and has proven to be very popular already!
The range includes garden hand tools, gloves, wildlife havens and "buckets of fun" gift sets.
Stock is available from the end of March. Please contact us for more details or see the range for yourself at Spring Fair.
The Burgon & Ball "Miracle Patio Surface Cleaning Brush" removes surface moss, lichen and dirt - while you sweep.
Galvanised spring steel bristles, interspersed throughout the brush head, gently clean the surface of the paving, while tough but flexible polypropylene bristles gather all loose leaves and debris removed by the wire.
Generously sized 28cm of bristles cover ground quickly. FSC wooden head and 146cm long handle.
As always Burgon & Ball will exhibiting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (25th - 29th May) - this year we have moved to a new, bigger and better location on the corner of Main Avenue and Sweetingham Way - our stand is number SW1, right opposite the Laurent Perrier Garden. We're always delighted to see our customers - all our new products will be on display and we will have a selection of our famous Topiary Shears for you have a go with to see which is the right one for you.
The Genius of Design is a new six part series that takes viewers on a fascinating journey through the design and production of some of the most significant and iconic products of the modern era.
Burgon & Ball is featured in the first show. Its patented sheep shearing shear is identified as one of the most significant design and manufacturing innovations of the industrial revolution.
This unique product has proved to be so successful and ahead of its time, that despite it now being used by both sheep shearers and gardeners alike, the design and manufacturing process remains virtually unchanged.
The journey takes us from the first factories created by the pioneers of industrialisation through to the studios and production lines of some of the most powerful and influential corporations of the 21st Century.
Featuring contributions from Philippe Starck, Stephen Fry & Alberto Alessi, The Genius of Design makes compulsive viewing – we suggest you make a date for 7pm this Friday, BBC2.
Burgon & Ball are delighted to announce the opening of an exciting new ‘store in store’ display in Stewarts Gardenlands garden centre in Christchurch, Dorset. The retail area is packed with a fantastic range of Burgon & Ball’s high quality and stylish garden tools and accessories. Lots of point of sale material, made especially for Stewarts, gives information for customers about choosing the right tool for each job.
Pictured here is Burgon & Ball Managing Director Heather Culpan with Duncan Wills, Garden Shop Manager of Stewarts.
Stewarts Gardenlands have been voted the garden centre with the Best Plant Area, across the whole of the UK for the second year running.
Both companies have a lengthy pedigree, with Stewarts dating back to 1742 and Burgon & Ball to 1730 – a combined 549 years of gardening manufacturing and retailing excellence.
You can visit the Stewarts website using the address below and if you live in the area go and visit – it’s well worth the trip!
"... a joy to use. I could tell the materials it's made from were good quality, but this is what I've come to expect from this well known brand."
Throughout the centuries, gardeners & horticulturists around the world have developed different tools to suit their needs. Some tools are specific to the cultivation of certain plants or crops, others are just a different way of doing the same jobs. The Burgon & Ball World Tools Collection brings together some of the best ideas we have found from around the globe – to bring a fresh approach to cultivation and broaden the gardening armoury.
Now everyone can grow their own vegetables, salads and herbs – all you need is a patio or balcony and Burgon & Ball’s new, award winning Home Allotment™ planters.
Hand woven willow panels, in either a natural or whitewashed finish, surround the durable planting bags to create stylish and highly practical raised beds.
The super strong planting bags, with reinforced webbing handles have drainage holes and the planters can be simply disassembled for storage over the winter.
Burgon & Ball’s two new product ranges, Home Allotment and Grow Your Own, receive high praise in a video by Garden Trade News at the Glee trade show.
Garden Trade News asked UK Garden Centre professionals give their views on which products launched at Glee 2008 will be bestsellers for them in 2009 – see for yourself what they have to say!
Burgon & Ball’s Home Allotment range won the coveted trophy for best Garden Care Innovation at last night’s Glee Awards ceremony.
Judge Mike Burks said “Taking home growing to the next stage, the Home Allotment works well, making it stylish and practical.”
Burgon & Ball’s Home Allotment range has been shortlisted in the Garden Care Innovation category for a Glee New Product award.
The award ceremony will be held at the Hilton Metropole, NEC Birmingham on the evening of Monday 22nd September. The awards will be judged by an expert panel of garden centre and retail managers, journalists and industry specialists.