The Sussex Trug was invented by Thomas Smith of Herstmonceux in the 1820s and, in the many years since, it has become a widely recognized and greatly-loved icon of English gardening culture. The “trog” (as it was originally known) was an Anglo-Saxon device carved from solid wood and used to measure liquid and grains. The current trug is a direct descendent of Smith’s innovative design and is used primarily for transporting flowers, herbs or produce from the garden to the house. Faithful to the original Sussex design, this small trug was crafted by hand using rare and beautiful myrtlewood and assembled using copper nails. Its small size makes it not only a lightweight and compact option for carrying small loads back and forth, but a great little carry basket for children to store toys or keepsakes in while not in use.
- Made in the USA.
- Measures 14″ x 7″ x 9″ (36cm x 18cm x 23cm)
- Made from Myrtlewood and fastened with copper nails. Finished with food-safe mineral oil.
To properly care for your Myrtlewood trug or basket it should be cleaned out with a brush, a lint-free cloth or gently by vacuum using the brush attachment. From time to time, a light coat of food safe mineral oil should be applied by brush to ensure the basket doesn’t dry out. This should be done with greater frequency if you live in a particularly dry or warm climate.
Never leave wood trugs or baskets exposed to the elements for extended periods of time. Sun or rain damage will result from leaving trugs or baskets outdoors. Store in a cool, dark environment.