Little Britain

13 Apr

Long live the Queen!

Von Gary Blackburn

Sometimes things happen just by coincidence but in a chronological sequence, which in retrospect seems more like a sign. Whether coincidence or sign, I would like to tell you about such an event today.

You certainly know that my heart and that of my family beats for the royals. Being British - even with a German passport - we feel close to the Royal Family. Even if Prince Philip had

16 Jan

Wait and see, drinking tea and a big thank you to our customers!

Von Gary Blackburn

I hope you have had a good start to the new year. Current news about the coronavirus unfortunately gives little reason to hope that we will soon be able to put the crisis behind us. We will still have to exercise a lot of discipline and patience. Only in this way can we succeed in protecting the weaker members of society and ultimately defeat the virus.

For many, their home and garden

15 Dec

High hopes and also a huge disappointment

Von Gary Blackburn

The year is about to end. 2020 has been a year like none before, for many people is has been a very tough year. We now are more hopeful as the Corona vaccine is about to become available. 

But at the same time a beautiful dream seems to have come to an end as well. As it seems the town council has denied the allowance to continue “Little Britain” and rejected all our plans and

16 Sep

Welcome to our charming small hotel “The Little Britain Inn”

Von Gary Blackburn

Maybe you had a chance to follow the dispute about “Little Britain” during the past months and years. The town council requested us to reduce the size and space of our exposition “Little Britain” at the site of “Baumdienst Siebengebirge”, so we would demonstrate that we are willing to find an agreement with the town officials. For me this was not such a big issue.

But how do you

04 Feb

Bye, Bye Great Britain – Welcome Little Britain!

Von Gary Blackburn

“Get Brexit done!” said those supporting leaving the EU until recently. Since the weekend this has been achieved. But nothing more – and probably soon also the leave-supporters among my fellow countrymen will realize, that this is not the future that we can wish for our children.

My daughters had planned to study in England. As we have heard the price for a semester abroad (seen

25 Aug

“The smallest car receives the biggest price”

Von Gary Blackburn While I was enjoying sunny summer holidays in Italy together with my family my sons Kevin, Alex and Luke Blackburn were busy back home visiting customers and working on trees leading our teams. It seems that my sons have not only inherited my passion for tree care and climbing. They enjoy our little collection of British classic vehicles just as much as I do. It was great fun and a great joy
23 Sep

Only six months to Brexit / Can Gary Blackburn save his “Little Britain”?

Von Gary Blackburn Dear friends of “Little Britain”, the recent media response in the English-speaking world has been tremendous with coverage from the BBC, British Forces BFBS and even RT UK. As many of you will already know my little collection of Cornish telephone boxs, double decker busses, Robin Hood and his hide away, Merlin, the Queen and Mr. Bean and his Mini on my private ground next to my company “
10 Sep

“Little Britain” shut down for now to be back soon

Von Gary Blackburn Dear friends and supporters of ”Little Britain“ please let me try to summarize what has been going on during the last weeks. “Little Britain“ has enjoyed tremendous support from all sides. Neighbors, that I had no personal contact to before, came by assuring me of their support. People on the internet - and in “real life“ -  started petitions pro "Little Britain“ and collected all together
23 Aug

Neighbors and visitors demanding for „Little Britain“ to remain

Von Gary Blackburn Just a few days ago I returned from Scotland from my holidays – while my sons, the teams and the office were on duty for our customers – and I am still overwhelmed how much support there is for “Little Britain“ from nearly all sides. I appreciate this even more since this includes neighbors I haven’t even met in person before. People from the region further away are also among those supporters.
07 May

The Daily Star about our newest attraction at Little Britain (at Baumdienst Siebengebirge)

Von Gary Blackburn

The Daily Star wrote about our newest attraction at Baumdienst Siebengebirge’s Little Britain.

Yes, I did it again ;-)

We now have two beautiful Double Decker Busses which will also be available for rent for company events and birthday parties!


06 Mar

DMAX and Deutsche Welle cover "Little Britain" and the Centurion tank

Von Gary Blackburn The winter has returned and covered „Little Britain“ with snow. Despite freezing temperatures  our little exhibition proves to be as attractive as before. Especially during weekends lots of walkers come by to visit on their way through the Kasbachtal (Kasbachvalley). And the media are continuing their coverage on “Little Britain” as well. I would never have dreamt to eventually become part of a
09 Sep

One of Great Britains most regarded journalists came by to visit Gary Blackburn’s “Little Britain”

Von Gary Blackburn When Robert Hardman called me on the phone I first thought this was some kind of hoax - as I am not part of the royal family. At least my parents never told me ;-). So therefore why would Daily Mail columnist Robert Hardman ask for an appointment to come by to do an article on “Little Britain”? Well, Robert arrived from London right the next day and we sat down together with my wife Monika and
05 Sep

Gary Blackburn's Little Britain goes international

Von Gary Blackburn

Our "Little Britain" story at Baumdienst Siebengebirge has not only been covered by British tabloid press giants like The Sun but also many mainstream international news agencies and news networks.

Read the articles (or watch the videos) by clicking the links.

The Sun

22 Aug

The General Anzeiger Bonn reports in English about "Little Britain's" latest aquisition

Von Gary Blackburn

The German media has been in a frenzy over the past few weeks, reporting of our latest acquisition to "Little Britain". The story has now crossed the language gap back to English as the General Anzeiger Bonn began reporting the story to all it's English speaking readers.

You can read their article here:

13 Aug

Germany’s most popular media cover „Little Britain“ at Baumdienst Siebengebirge

Von Gary Blackburn After the German Press Agency (dpa) had discovered our „Little Britain“ as a fabulous topic for the weekend my telephone didn’t stand still any more. Some of Germany’s most popular media picked up the story and covered our „Little Britain“ at Baumdienst Siebengebirge. Like "Bild am Sonntag":
10 Aug

TV, Press & Radio cover "Little Britain" at Baumdienst Siebengebirge

Von Gary Blackburn Our „Little Britain“ including the Queen, Robin Hood's Hideaway; Mr. Bean's Mini and the Centurion-tank all covered with flowers is being widely covered by German TV and radio. I very much enjoy this as well as countless visitors of Baumdienst Siebengebirge and wanderers through our beautiful Kasbach-valley have enjoyed our little exhibition. You will find the latest TV reports here: 
13 May

TV Show DMAX: 52 tons of a childhood's memory on their way to Baumdienst Siebengebirge

Von Gary Blackburn Do you enjoy standing in front of a camera? I rather prefer working up 30 meters high in a tree than talking into a microphone. But when the German TV Station DMAX asked for permission to accompany me when my 52 ton childhood dream would be brought to my home at Baumdienst Siebengebirge I just could not say no. The reason is that the Centurion tank (of Swiss army origin) was to become the new
11 Apr

A new permanent visitor to the Queen! Mr. Bean as guest at Baumdienst Siebengebirge!

Von Gary Blackburn Exciting news: Together with my sons William and Kevin I have been to England for a few days to meet somebody, who will soon be joining Her Majesties inner circle. Welcome Mr. Bean!   Mr. Bean zu Gast beim Baumdienst Siebengebirge! From Sunday