Andrew Crace, Bourne Lane, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire SG10 6ER, UK. Tel 01279 842685
You are probably well aware of some of my products, and will certainly have seen others in the gardens of friends, gardens you have visited, in magazines or on the television. Generally the criteria for introducing new items to my product range has been that I could not find stylish products available for use in my own garden which were of sufficiently high quality, utilitarian, comfortable or attractive. So back in 1980 the first Professional Alitags were made, followed shortly afterwards by the development of the first jig. The range of Alitags has expanded over the years to include Aluminium tags (14 shapes and sizes), Teak tags, Bamboo tags, Oak tags and Copper tags. Visit www.a1itags.com
My furniture designs sprung from a desire to find attractive and comfortable seating for my own garden. Twenty years ago there was almost no attractive garden furniture, and comfort had not been included in any manufacturers specification. My designs started with the Chinoiserie, Edo, Windsor and traditional Slatted Collections launched in 1982 and shown at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1983. These original designs have grown to over 160 pieces of furniture, all in exciting designs, sure to be a source of inspiration in your garden. All my furniture is made here in Much Hadham in my own workshop. If you would like more information on the garden furniture please contact me.
The inspiration for The Bronze collection arose from the number of clients visiting my garden who wanted to purchase some of the ornaments in the garden in addition to the furniture they had come to view. At first I would tell them that the pieces were not for sale -
Other items for the garden include Bamboo Cloches which will protect your plants from rabbits ,cats ,deer, footballs, windchimes and light frosts, but are often bought because they look so good in the garden, as do the bamboo wigwams, which will outlast the willow versions commonly available by many seasons. Three dimensional wire shapes in the form of animals and birds make topiary much easier to achieve and have the advantage that the desired shape is visible from day one -
IT STARTED IN 1980…