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Charlie Groves

Trugs are all handmade

in the Holmes Hill shop

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Charlie Groves has been hand-crafting Sussex Trugs in a range of traditional styles dating back over 150 years. Ideal as a gardeners tool and a beautiful gift The Trug Store are proud to be the supplier to everyone from the keen gardener to the The Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley.

For more information about how Charlie's Sussex Trugs are handmade, how to order your Sussex Trug and for prices please visit the Sussex Trugs section of the website.

The Sussex Trug is part of our English heritage and if you would like further information please contact Charlie by clicking here


Charlie Groves is proud to be one of the last

traditional Sussex Trug makers in Sussex

Don't be fooled by cheap, plywood imitations

Charlie's Sussex Trugs

With a history spanning over two centuries the Sussex Trug and how it is made has barely changed thanks to simple design and the common sense use of native local materials. Young coppiced Sweet Chestnut, clefts of willow and a coat of linseed oil make a Sussex Trug that is handmade for years of faithful service. Find out more by clicking here