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John Miller craftsmanship brought to you by My Garden Spade

We are a start-up company manufacturing traditional garden tools. Based in Marlborough, Wiltshire, our roots go back to a market garden in Jersey and even earlier with our manufacturing partner from Huddersfield in Yorkshire.

We want our customers to love their garden tools as much as they love their gardening. Our grandparents treasured their tools because they were built to last, did the job and were nice to hold. We simply bring together one solid piece of steel and one solid piece of wood and put them together the old-fashioned way.

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Nothing has ever compared to the old fashioned “D” handle. It fits beautifully in the hand and you will want to hold it and admire it every time.


If you want to treat your loved one or a friend to a unique, high quality gardening gift, we can engrave their name on the handle. 

Above all, think “Quality” with a single piece of forged carbonised iron, which straps onto a continuous piece of ash wood with no weak points. It ages gracefully with a gentle patination of the steel into a timeless friend. That is why we call it a “garden tool for life”.

We have a duty to our gardens which often harbour a more diverse ecosystem than the surrounding countryside. If the tools are not up to the job, we increasingly turn to chemicals, but you really can dig the nettles out with our forks. Try for yourself (but please leave a few for the butterflies!)

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"My 94 year old mother is still using her grandmother’s small garden fork, and we know it was my great grandmothers because it has her initials on it. I was so delighted to find My Garden Spade when I was looking for a special birthday present for my daughter who is 30 this year and I ordered a set. Not only is my daughter absolutely delighted with them, although has yet to turn a sod, but I have the huge pleasure of knowing that she will be using them and potentially passing them on to the next generation.

The tools are beautifully made, well balanced and exactly as advertised. I can’t wait to see them covered in soil, mud and manure, and to reap the benefits of their use."
Georgina M.

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