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Burgon and Ball:gardening toolmakers with 300 years of steel expertise

With the mantra ‘make it perform better and look better,’ Burgon & Ball add style to high-performing gardening tools and accessories.

Though long-known for their award-winning garden supplies, Burgon & Ball’s story began in Sheffield in 1730 as manufacturers of sheep shears!

It was after a century of global renown for their expert steelwork that they turned their attention to gardening. By the 1920s, their gardening tool production had overtaken that of sheep shears, and they were giants within the industry, with an extensive range of quality tools.

One of Burgon & Ball's top priorities is to create lightweight tools that are a pleasure to use. As such, each one is expertly welded and sharpened from the strongest steel compositions for the best balance and usability, before being rigorously tested against the British Standard to ensure long-lasting strength.

Burgon & Ball's dedication to quality has won them notable awards, including GIMA Swords of Excellence, a gold medal at their first ever RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, as well as official endorsement by the Royal Horticultural Society – possibly the ultimate gardening accolade.

​​​​​​​They've even received the experts' stamps of approval. After supplying tools for ITV’s 'Love Your Garden,' Alan Titchmarsh said of the brand:

​​​​​​​‘Burgon and Ball have supplied every show of the series with some of the finest wooden handled spades, forks and hand tools known to man.'

Since 2011, Sophie Conran has brought her designer’s flair to the brand, eager to create lightweight, stylish tools and accessories that live up to Burgon & Ball's expert standards. Her quality products have become hugely popular as beautiful gifts that are perfect for any gardening enthusiast.