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Standard Delivery is 3-5 days.

The cutoff time for Next Working Day orders is 12pm Monday to Thursday.

Please note, next day delivery is only available to addresses in Mainland England and Wales.  Addresses in Scotland will take an additional 24 hours and next day delivery to Northern Ireland may incur a surcharge

Traditional Garden Trug
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Traditional Garden Trug

Large sussex-made garden trug

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£64.00
Traditional Garden Trug
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  • Description

    A traditional garden trug is the quintessential English gift. Handmade by skilled Sussex craftsmen using local sustainable materials.

    Like a good wine, traditional garden trugs gain character with age. No need for oiling or waxing. An occasional wipe with a damp cloth is enough.

    By ordering a Sussex trug you are helping to support valuable woodland and wildlife which depends on traditional coppicing.

    The basket is 49cm x 27cm, which is trug size 6.


    Our garden trugs are made by Charlie Groves in East Sussex, who has been making traditional garden trugs using sustainable materials for over ten years. Charlie uses locally coppiced Sweet Chestnut and English Cricket Bat Willow (the same as is used in todays cricket bats).

    The handle and rim are made from the Sweet Chestnut using a cleaving axe or froe, then held in a shaving horse and smoothed with a drawknife before being steamed to make the wood flexible. The boards and feet are prepared from cricket-bat willow, again using the drawknife and shaving horse.

    The Sweet Chestnut comes from the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is a nationally important landscape protected for its unique character of rolling hills draped with small irregular fields, scattered farmsteads, sunken lanes and abundant woods and hedges. This area boasts the greatest proportion of ancient woodland in the UK, managed for centuries by skilled coppice workers.
    Coppice is woodland where the trees are cut periodically, and are left to regrow from the cut stumps, known as stools. Coppice woodland is an important habitat because many British flowering plants, mammals and insects thrive under the coppice management system and many rarer species are now only found in working coppice.

  • Delivery

    We offer two types of delivery:

    • Standard Delivery via post is £5.95. For orders over £100 standard delivery is free of charge.
    • Next Working Day For an additional £4.00, your order will be delivered the next working day.

    For Delivery to the Scottish Highlands, UK islands or international addresses, please see our full delivery details.

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  • Meet the Producer

    Charlie Groves

    Charlie Groves

    Traditional garden trug maker living and working in Sussex

    Charlie has been making traditional garden trugs all his working life. After leaving school he jumped at the opportunity to learn how to make traditional Sussex trugs in the heart of Sussex trug making country, Herstmonceux village.

    Learning how to shape the locally coppiced sweet chestnut and willow with a froe, drawknife and shaving horse, Charlie worked with a number of local trug makers before setting out on his own. He is now one of only three or four traditional trug makers left in the world.

    Buying one of Charlie's trugs is not only good for Charlie, it also helps preserve an ancient craft that is being undermined by cheap imitations from abroad. If its not made in Sussex, its not a Sussex trug!

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Meet the Producer

Description

A traditional garden trug is the quintessential English gift. Handmade by skilled Sussex craftsmen using local sustainable materials.

Like a good wine, traditional garden trugs gain character with age. No need for oiling or waxing. An occasional wipe with a damp cloth is enough.

By ordering a Sussex trug you are helping to support valuable woodland and wildlife which depends on traditional coppicing.

The basket is 49cm x 27cm, which is trug size 6.


Our garden trugs are made by Charlie Groves in East Sussex, who has been making traditional garden trugs using sustainable materials for over ten years. Charlie uses locally coppiced Sweet Chestnut and English Cricket Bat Willow (the same as is used in todays cricket bats).

The handle and rim are made from the Sweet Chestnut using a cleaving axe or froe, then held in a shaving horse and smoothed with a drawknife before being steamed to make the wood flexible. The boards and feet are prepared from cricket-bat willow, again using the drawknife and shaving horse.

The Sweet Chestnut comes from the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is a nationally important landscape protected for its unique character of rolling hills draped with small irregular fields, scattered farmsteads, sunken lanes and abundant woods and hedges. This area boasts the greatest proportion of ancient woodland in the UK, managed for centuries by skilled coppice workers.
Coppice is woodland where the trees are cut periodically, and are left to regrow from the cut stumps, known as stools. Coppice woodland is an important habitat because many British flowering plants, mammals and insects thrive under the coppice management system and many rarer species are now only found in working coppice.

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Delivery

We offer two types of delivery:

  • Standard Delivery via post is £5.95. For orders over £100 standard delivery is free of charge.
  • Next Working Day For an additional £4.00, your order will be delivered the next working day.

For Delivery to the Scottish Highlands, UK islands or international addresses, please see our full delivery details.

Reviews

Write Your Own Review

How do you rate this product? *

1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars

Meet the Producer

Charlie Groves

Charlie Groves

Traditional garden trug maker living and working in Sussex

Charlie has been making traditional garden trugs all his working life. After leaving school he jumped at the opportunity to learn how to make traditional Sussex trugs in the heart of Sussex trug making country, Herstmonceux village.

Learning how to shape the locally coppiced sweet chestnut and willow with a froe, drawknife and shaving horse, Charlie worked with a number of local trug makers before setting out on his own. He is now one of only three or four traditional trug makers left in the world.

Buying one of Charlie's trugs is not only good for Charlie, it also helps preserve an ancient craft that is being undermined by cheap imitations from abroad. If its not made in Sussex, its not a Sussex trug!

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