Best gardening mugs for spring
We've selected nine lovely gardening mugs so you can enjoy a well-deserved brew after a day of planting and potting.
Whether you're in need of a gift for your green-fingered friend, or fancy sprucing up your crockery collection, our roundup of the best gardening mugs is here to help.
From hardy enamel cups you can keep in the greenhouse, to dainty matching sets for a spot of sunny afternoon tea, we've included a range of gardening mugs for all sorts of occasions.
For more gifting inspiration, take a look at our favourite gardening gift ideas.
Best gardening mugs for 2023
Emma Bridgewater Potting Shed Mug
You can always rely on Emma Bridgewater when it comes to charming crockery. This gardening mug displays a busy potting shed scene, and you'll find illustrations on the inside of the mug too. You'll spot tools, pots, watering cans and even a few chickens so it's a lovely option for those with a bustling garden. With a sturdy base and weighty feel, it's ideal for daily use and as a half pint mug, it's a solid choice for avid tea drinkers.
If you're not a tea or coffee fan, fill it up with your favourite soup for a quick garden lunch stop.
Easter Embossed Stoneware Mug
Stoneware mugs are great for outdoor use thanks to their chip resistant nature, and they offer a rustic and attractive finish too. This yellow mug with its delicate plant-inspired design is a gorgeous and cheery choice for Spring. Fill it with mini chocolate eggs as an Easter gift and surprise a loved one.
As an added bonus, it's microwave safe, so you can reheat any forgotten cups of coffee.
Personalised Botanical Mug
For an extra special touch, why not opt for a personalised gardening mug? This Anthropologie mug features a letter of your choice, so it's a thoughtful gift for botanical fans. Another stoneware pick, it's dishwasher and microwave safe so it's as practical as it is pretty.
Wild Foods Enamel Mug
Illustrated with rock samphire, yarrow, wild radish, nettle and wild garlic, this gardening mug is a wonderful choice for the foragers in your life. The hardy yet light nature of enamel makes it a top choice for picnics as it can handle a few scrapes and knocks.
Keep it in your shed so you're always prepared when a hot flask of tea emerges, or fill it with keys, leftover twine and small tools for a tidy potting bench.
If you want to keep your drink toasty and bug free, you can choose to add on a little lid.
Sophie Allport Green Fingers Mug
This Sophie Allport mug offers a timeless and elegant design, and as a nice touch, you can find the words 'Green Fingers!' written on the inside. It's made of fine bone china, so it's a more delicate choice you might want to keep for special occasions. You could buy a few and create an eye-catching kitchen cabinet display to show off the colourful and fun artwork.
This gardening mug comes in a gift box, so it's a super gardening gift option, and this makes it easy to wrap too which is always a bonus.
Ceramic Hare Mug
We love the rustic charm of this handmade gardening mug, and it's one for celebrating the beauty of Spring with its leaping hare design. From morning cups of coffee in the sun, to evening peppermint teas on the sofa, this is sure to become a firm favourite.
Set of Four Espresso Cups
If you're hosting a garden party, alfresco afternoon tea, or a special birthday surprise, a matching cup set always goes down a treat. This set of four bright and funky espresso cups are sure to add a pop of colour to any cake and coffee catch up.
The fun mix of botanical prints and vibrant colours makes this set an absolute crowd pleaser. The gold handles also give the cups a glam touch if you're looking for a standout, stylish pick.
Marks and Spencer Gardening Mug
Enjoy this happy and summery garden scene filled with bumble bees, sun hats and blooming flowers, even on the wettest of days. Its straightforward shape and affordable price tag makes this a solid coffee cup for every day use, whether you're pottering about in the greenhouse, or reading the papers in the sun.
Buy the Gardening Mug now from Marks and Spencer
Emma Bridgewater Snowdrop Mug
Here's another Emma Bridgewater mug for your collection, this time in a smaller 175ml size, perfect for coffee. We love the pastel colours and snowdrop design of this gardening mug and feel it would compliment an Easter spread of hot cross buns, simnel cake and chocolate bunnies perfectly.
Buy the Emma Bridgewater Snowdrops Mug now from Emma Bridgewater
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