Traditional Sussex Trug Baskets

Our workshop and shop are located on the edge of the village of Herstmonceux in East Sussex.  It has always been a family run business since its founder, Reuben Reed came here in 1899.  He was succeeded by two further generations.  Everyone who has lived in this house has been involved in the manufacture or sale of trugs.

  • Form

    A great pairing for any gift

  • Function

    Sizes large and small for the garden

  • Beauty

    Outstanding craftmanship and quality

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What are Sussex Trugs?

A Sussex Trug is a wooden frame basket almost peculiar to a small region in East Sussex.  The handle and rim are of locally coppiced Sweet Chestnut, body is formed of willow boards and the feet should be of the same willow.

Traditionally used by local farmers and market gardeners for harvesting produce, measuring and feeding livestock they are now more generally used in the home and garden.