Do former bankers turn into the most passionate tomato gardeners? The strong feelings of French aristocrat Louis Albert de Broglie, owner of the 16th century Loire Valley chateau-turned-hotel La Bourdaisiere and grower of many exotic tomato varieties, are in evidence in his collection of Le Prince Jardinier garden tools.
Designed to last a lifetime (or two) and to still look as stylish when your grandchildren inherit them, the stainless steel tools with riveted wood handles come in a jute sleeve to protect the shine:
Above: A Set Of Three Stainless Steel Tools includes a fork, trowel, and scraper with wood handles. The tools come in a jute bag; €95 from Le Prince Jardinier.
For more of our favorite hand tools, see The Gardenista 100: Best Hand Tools and Trend Alert: Bamboo Hand Tools for Gardeners.
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