Ford Transit Used for Royal Gardening
The cars have been provided by Dinnages, a Sussex-based dealer, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.
“We have had four vehicles in all from Dinnages,” Graham Dillamore, gardens and estates operations manager for Historic Royal Palaces, said in a release. “Three are being used by members of the 44 full-time gardening staff for general gardens and estate operations, including landscaping work and maintenance, and the other is used to provide stock to our retail outlets at the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace.”
“We chose the Transit because of its ready availability, ease of maintenance and staff familiarity. Dinnages is our preferred Ford dealer – we have found the staff there nice to deal with and we have struck up a good relationship with them.”
The three Transit vans will be used by the staff when taking care of the 60 acres of formal gardens in the 750 acres of Royal parkland which provide the setting for Hampton Court Palace.
“It’s always nice to attract orders from outside your local area, and also to receive compliments from a client as prestigious as Hampton Court Palace. The Transits look superb in their Hampton Court livery,” stated Dinnages commercial manager Mike Boden.