Let's face it, that trip to Kew Gardens or the Chelsea Garden Show is on hold for a while. Happily, his striking watering can design from the Royal Horticultural Society's RHS Gifts for Gardeners range helps fill the void for lovers of a traditional English aesthetic.
A beautiful new collection in the RHS Gifts for Gardeners series, ‘British Meadow’ showcases delicate meadow flowers and butterflies, reflecting today’s informal gardens where nature can find a home, and the rediscovery of our love for native wildflowers and wildlife.
The elegant new design has been created by Burgon & Ball featuring illustrations dating back to 1815, specially selected from the RHS Lindley Library of historic botanical art. A classic navy blue background lets the jewel colours of the blooms and butterflies shine out, bringing this lovely design to life.
It’s so gorgeous it could easily double as a statement vase for a small flower arrangement, but this piece has practical credentials, too. All-steel construction makes it durable but lightweight, while the elegant spout facilitates on-target watering — less spillage, less water waste.
Even if your plot, balcony or window box will never rival Sissinghurst Castle Garden, don’t fret. There's plenty of inspiration this spring with Open Gardens Australia's season calendar. But if you’re locked down at home, escape to the Kew Gardens site and explore the world of plants and fungi from your sofa. (Gin and tonic optional.)
And if handling this watering can fosters a love of botanical illustration, why not give it a try? There's inspiration everywhere. You can find more about the history and process of this gentle artform here. The Australian National Botanic Garden maintains an amazing online library of our own native plants rendered in art.
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Materials: Galvanised steel
Dimensions: 37 x 21 x 13 cm
Capacity: 1 litre
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