Sneeboer Manufacturing has been making gardening tools In Holland since 1913. Current owners Jaap Sneeboer and Wilma Peelen have carried on the tradition of making hand-forged stainless steel tool heads. This tradition, coupled with design and innovation, has seen Sneeboer receive a warrant from Dutch royal family.
With over 250 gardening tools in the range, specificity of use and availability of dimensions is an obvious focus. Sneeboer Manufacturing is a family-owned business with many members of the extended family working in the business. With 4th generation Sneeboer’s in the wings, the tradition is set to continue.
Phillip & Lea stocks over 120 long-handle and hand tools. We also have an indent service for the tools we don’t stock. Phillip & lea also stock a full-range of spare handles, and the fasteners to attach them.
The range of tools cover all facets of gardening including cultivating, digging, edging, furrowing, planting, potting, root cutting, shoveling and weeding. There is an exhaustive array of tool heads and handle types and lengths. The spades alone come in variety of heads – standard, dandelion, border, stone, perennial, pointed, bulb, and transplanting – and a platform for the sole of your wellington boot. The spades are fitted with t (90cm and 100cm), knob or d-handles.
Other long-handle tools such as cultivators, edgers, forks, planters, rakes, shovels and weeders have an equally diverse array of heads. Each head is designed with a task in mind. Each tool is fitted with a handle type and length most suited to its task.
For each long-handle tool there is equivalent hand tool version – with a handle and head suitable for performing tasks in smaller beds and pots. The hand tools are available with ash or cherry handles.
The Phillip & Lea Shopkeepers have many different tools for their allotment size vegetable gardens and in-ground plant and flower beds. The Head Shopkeeper’s favourite tools are the 4 tine digging fork, large 3 tine cultivator, 4cm pull hoe, dibber and daisy weeder for in-lawn weeds.
Sneeboer lives by its byline of ‘Tools for Life’ and strongly believes in the principle of passing tools from one generation to another. These principles are also engrained in the Phillip & Lea ethos.