Domoney calls on gardeners to donate spades for his RHS Chelsea Flower Show creation

TV celebrity David Domoney is asking gardeners to donate their old spades for a garden he is creating at next month's RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The garden designer made his plea last week at Stratford-upon-Avon Garden Centre during the launch of a "garden tool amnesty".

Domoney's garden, entitled the Ace of Spades, is themed on biker imagery and will include motorcycle parts, oil drums, tyres and memorabilia interwoven with plants.

"Darkly themed plants give a hard, gritty nature to the garden," he said. "Riding through the British countryside is a shared passion of freedom for motorcyclists. And having their own peaceful escape in an inner-city area when the engine stops is the essence of this garden."

Garden centre manager Roger Wale said the first 50 customers who brought in an old or broken spade would receive a free Joseph Bentley spade.

The centre's tool amnesty is a call for customers to trade in old and broken gardening tools to help schoolchildren and community groups with their gardening projects.

The amnesty is in aid of the Conservation Foundation's Tools for Schools programme, known as Tools Shed, and runs until  3 May.


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