Bellamy receives tools at Dundry Nurseries

Daviid Bellamy (Conservation Foundation) and Chris Evans of Dundry Nurseries
Daviid Bellamy (Conservation Foundation) and Chris Evans of Dundry Nurseries

Highfield Garden World in Whitminster, Gloucestershire and Cheltenham’s Dundry Nurseries have collected broken tools for the Conservation Foundation's Tools Shed project.

Conservation Foundation president David Bellamy and his wife Rosemary made a special journey to Cheltenham from his County Durham home recently to receive hundreds of broken garden hand tools for the project.  The tools will be repaired by prisoners in the soon-to-be opened workshop at HMP Cardiff.
They were collected by eight Gloucestershire gardening clubs as part of a month long summer tool amnesty in aid of Tools Shed, which recycles garden tools in prison workshops around the UK.
Local gardeners took the call to dig out their old tools to heart and almost 650 hoes, forks, rakes, spades, shovels, shears and trowels were taken during August to special collection points at the garden centre and nursery. Bellamy accepted the tools at the handover at Dundry Nurseries.

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