Gardener's Kit is heading your way, Toronto!

Gardener's Kit is on the road, heading to Toronto for the Ontario Landscape Congress, January 8, 9 & 10, 2019

There have been quite a few requests for Hasegawa tripod ladders from Ontario and beyond (easterly, that is) over the past couple of years, since we started selling them in BC. The original plan, when we started working with Hasegawa as Canadian distributor, was that we could take orders online and ship ladders direct to customers in eastern Canada from a central Toronto warehouse. But ladders are big and bulky, and the cost of shipping individual ladders over long distances has proven to be extremely expensive - it's a deal-breaker for most customers. So, we are making the trek to the Landscape Congress in order to connect with potential retailers in Ontario (and Quebec and the Maritimes). It is much more economical to move the ladders in bulk, so finding the right retail locations should allow us to bring down the costs.

We're interested in talking to plant nurseries, arborist suppliers, and landscape equipment suppliers. Our experience in BC has shown us that the ladders do best where they can be permanently on display, and where there is room for customers to see them, touch them and try them out. In person, the features that make the Hasegawa tripod ladders extremely stable and extra safe quickly become apparent. A strong display like the one in the photo above, taken at Thomas Hobbs' Southlands Nursery in Vancouver, really attracts attention and gives customers a chance to work out which size and model is best for them.

We'll be set up in Booth 3014, right beside the New Product Showcase. Stop by to see us, we'd be happy to get you all excited about these terrific ladders! And please tell all your horticultural/arborist/gardening friends about us. I have a few free passes for the show, so if you don't already have tickets, get in touch.

Orders for individual ladders can be placed at the show for pickup at our Etobicoke warehouse. Details available at our booth.

Finally, we will also have a selection of hand tools to tempt you with, and, since they are only available for purchase through the website, we will be offering a special shipping deal on the hand tools to attendees at the show.

See you there!

Ontario Landscape Congress is location at the Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road in Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1.

Details at https://locongress.com/.