This vintage English trug was an essential fixture in most English gardens. It was used for collecting flowers, weeding and planting. With its sturdy structure and foot braces, it was functional and attractive. This example is made of willow that has been bent to achieve the basket shape. The handle and band around the top edge are made of chestnut . Trugs have been made in England for 100 of years and are still being produced today in the Sussex region. Excluding the handle, this trug is 8.5 inches long, 8 inches wide and just over 3.5 inches to the rim and has a square shape. This is a vintage piece that has developed a mellow patina from years of use in the garden. It is structurally very sound and could carry on its life as a garden accessory or indoors as a basket for fruit etc.
English Garden Trug Carrier from Sussex