Trugs are a must-have garden accessory, combining practical utility and ornamental value. They can used for collecting cut flowers and plant cuttings, as well as for harvesting your homegrown fruit, veg and culinary herbs. Plus, they can be used to create indoor displays and they make wonderful gardening gifts.
Whether you prefer a traditional Sussex trug, a hand-woven willow type or something a little more contemporary, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste, in our carefully curated selection.
10 of the best garden trugs
Browse our trug recommendations for discerning gardeners, below.
Trugmakers Handmade Sussex Trug
This trug is handmade in East Sussex by maker Kevin who has decades of hands-on experience. The pictured design is the No.7 Harlequin Sussex trug (the number refers to its size) and every one comes with a lifetime guarantee against normal usage. All the trugs are signed and dated on completion.
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Amara Woven Garden Tool Trug
Amara’s woven trug combines a toolkit with a useful basket. The set includes six essential gardening items: a trowel, fork, five wooden markers, a wooden measuring dibber and garden string. Handmade from woven willow, the trug includes handy straps to keep the tools neatly in place while they’re not in use.
Buy Amara Woven Garden Tool Trug from Amara
Burgon and Ball Hip Trug
This hip trug clips easily onto your waistband in a snug neoprene sleeve for hands-free access while you’re working in the garden. With a three-litre capacity, it’s the ideal size for storing harvested garden produce and can be easily tipped out ready to be refilled. It’s even safe for dishwasher and microwave use.
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Burgon and Ball Natural Trug
Burgon and Ball’s trug is handmade from poplar wood and makes a stylish carrier for garden flowers and vegetables. Made from sustainably-sourced poplar wood, the trug would make a lovely gift for eco-conscious gardeners.
Buy Burgon and Ball Natural Trug from Farrar & Tanner
This handy trug is ideal for harvesting your home-grown edibles. The colander base of the trug allows you to wash your garden vegetables within the trug, rather than needing to decant them into anything else. The excess water drains out of the bottom and then you’re ready to start preparing your feast.
Buy Colander Trug from Dobies
Open Flower Trug
The distinctive, open-ended design of this woven willow trug allows cut flowers to lie flat. It could also be used for displaying decorative items indoors.
Buy Open Flower Trug on Amazon
Tierra Garden Recycled Plastic Trug
This sturdy trug is made from 100 per cent recycled plastic, making further use of plastic already in the system and keeping it out of landfill.
Buy Tierra Garden Recycled Plastic Trug on Amazon
Galvanised Metal Trug
This trug is made galvanised steel, making it useful for carrying heavy hand tools, as well as plant cuttings and edible crops. It has separate compartments and a smooth wooden handle for ease of carrying.
Buy Galvanised Metal Trug on Not on the High Street
Hand-Woven Wire Trug
These wire trugs are crafted from chicken-wire for a rustic, farm-house look and are available in white or green. Useful for carrying produce from the garden as well as for storing fruit and vegetables indoors, these trugs can also be personalised. For an additional £4 fee you can request a chosen phrase to be hand-engraved at the Dibor West Yorkshire mill on a natural birchwood tag.
Buy Hand-Woven Wire Trug on Not on the High Street
Tubtrug 15L Rubber Trug
Looking for something particularly durable and robust? This trug has flexible sides and a 15-litre capacity (other sizes are also available) to fit in crops, feed or even water. The rubber is 100 per cent food grade, meaning it’s safe around children and pets and it’s also resistant against UV rays and frost, for year-round use.
Buy Tubtrug 15L Rubber Trug on Amazon