BURGON & BALL | RHS I BRITISH BLOOM Watering Can
GRH/WCANPASSRegular price $42.00
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.
This version features the British Bloom artworks, based on archival botanical illustrations from the RHS Lindley Library. Lush dahlias and peonies pop from a dramatically dark background.
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.
Materials: Galvanised steel
Dimensions: 37 x 21 x 13 cm
Capacity: 1 litre