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Charlie Groves

Trugs are all handmade

in the Holmes Hill shop

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Charlie's Sussex Trugs

My range of handmade trugs

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GARDENSussex Garden Trug Image

Traditional rectangular shape associated with the trug, available in seven original sizes the most popular of which being the number 6. The smaller sizes are ideal for collecting eggs nuts and berries or for the younger gardener.

size 5 oval garden trug imageOVAL

Based on the traditional garden style but have round rather than square ends and a little less volume. These Trugs also look good for holding fruit and veg inside the house.


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These trugs are perfect for carrying smaller fruit such as berries in from the garden or great for eggs. These Trugs also look attractive on the kitchen table as a fruit bowl.

Square Trug Image 1


Great if you only have a small harvest, we use ours to keep our clothes pegs in!


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WALKING STICK (walking stick and trug in one!)

Very useful for the older gardener who struggles to walk on uneven ground and carry a basket to collect the veg at the same time. Makes an ideal gift.

Cucumber Trugs Image


Originally sold as a ‘Ladies fancy knitting basket’ now more commonly used to harvest the longest of veg, could also be used for long stem flowers.

Log Trugs Image


Great for bringing in the logs and will look perfect on the fire place.

Special Order Trugs Image

Special Order Trugs

Due to the nature of the wood required to make the:

  • Half Bushel Trugs
  • Bushel Trugs

Charlie can only make these trugs as a special order.

.. ONLY when the woodshed is full of the perfect chestnut and willow can some of the specialist trugs be handmade to order ...