Country Fairs & Garden Shows

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I attend various country fairs and garden shows throughout the year.

If you would like for me to attend I am available for demonstrations.

Please contact me on 01303 259255 or email me for details


Events I will be attending in 2019
  1. Saltwood Castle Garden Show, Nr Hythe - Saturday 4th May (10 till 5)
  2. Windmill fete  Stelling Minnis - Saturday 29th June  (10 till 5)
  3. Staple country Fayre, Nr Canterbury  - Sunday 30th June  (10 till 5)
  4. Tractorfest Country Show Biddenden - 17 - 18th August  (10 till 5)

Craftsmen have been producing traditional Trugs for over 200 years, the craft as we know it today was probably started well before that as a cottage industry. The word trug is thought to have come from (trog) meaning a wooden vessel. Trugs originated in Sussex but as with a lot of things they were later made all along the south from Dorset to Essex there were one or two in Kent ,as far as I know I am the only trug maker in Kent now (but correct me if I’m wrong).

I source my wood locally, the sweet chestnut (castanea sativa) from nearby woods, the willow is (salix alba) white willow as used for cricket bats. The chestnut is cleft with a froe into strips and shaved to form handles and rims, these are then steamed to bend round a former. the willow boards I saw thin then shave even thinner with a drawknife as shown in the photos on the front page. As you can appreciate making Trugs is very labour intensive, All the waste wood and shavings are used to fire the steamer, so nothing is wasted.

Customer Feedback

Just to let you know that Anita loved her trug filled with goodies!


Also another use for a trug



Hello Mick.  The trug arrived today intact and undamaged. It's beautiful, and the pictures on your web site simply don't do justice to the finished product. Thank you so much,  Bonnie Shore (British Columbia Canada)

Hi Mick, The parcel arrived on Saturday. Many thanks for your prompt service. Best regards, Avril.

Thank you so much for the Trug Mick. My mum loves it! Catriona

Great, looking forward to receiving it and seeing mum's face when she opens it!  I have been very pleased with the efficiency and the way you have done business so far.  Thank you Amanda

Hi Mick, Trug arrived today - it's great thanks! Her name looks good on it too!! Jonathan

Hi Mick, Just got it delivered to me a minute ago. It looks fantastic. Thanks again Rob

Hi Mick, Thanks so much!  The trug just arrived.  It's absolutely perfect; I am so very pleased! Sincerely,Cathy Tulsa Oklahoma USA


Thanks Mick, received in good order. Lovely craftmanship.It's a pleasure doing busniness with you. Regards,Rudi (Netherlands)

Hi Mick,

I received the trug today!  It is very beautiful and I am totally satisfied with your wonderful craftsmanship. Thank you for packing it so well, and here it is about 12 days later in  sunny Australia. Thank you again Mick, may be buy another, smaller some time. All the best, Jean.

Dear Mick Thank you so much for the beautiful trug which you sent. It arrived on Saturday morning. I am so pleased with it and know that my sister who lives in Spain will love it. Thank you Mary

Trug has just arrived and we couldn't be more pleased with it. Lovely workmanship. Many thanks, John



Dear Mr Fuller,

The No.5 garden trug arrived safely earlier today. It is beautiful, and I am sure that my wife will be thrilled with it. It is very sturdy, and a tribute to your craftsmanship. We have lost so many skills associated with wood as a  resource, and it is good to know that you are maintaining a traditional craft. Thank you so much.

With kindest regards