Watering cans are an absolute essential whether you are gardening inside or out. Because we use them all day and every day, they can tend to blend into the background, but it’s worth investing in a style and design that you like, not to mention making sure the pouring action on your watering can is perfect. Make sure you’re getting the spray exactly how you want it, while also ensuring you have something nice to look at in the potting shed, garden, or bathroom.
The below watering cans range from the traditional to the downright futuristic and we think they’ll be an asset to any garden space, whatever the size.
Don’t miss our round up of perfect water butts for the garden.
Long reach watering can
One of the most iconic and best designed watering cans you can find. There’s a reason why Haws watering cans have been around for 130 years. The Haws Original Watering Can is a long reach can, galvanised and powder coated that will reach easily into flowerbeds. The spout increases water pressure to create a fine spray over your plants and comes with a non-drip accessory.
There are lots of other spouts you can fit to it too, meaning it can be used for watering seeds, garden plants and flower beds. The can is created in the West Midlands and it holds 4.5 litres
Buy the two litre from Dobies, or buy from Amazon
Galvanised chic watering can
You can use Ikea’s Socker Watering Can either outdoor or indoor and is galvanised for extra protection. This design is particularly unique, and is inspired by traditional milk jugs. It’s simple, but as with everything Ikea, it works nicely.
The watering can holds up to 2.6 litres and you can store just water or fertiliser mix within the can too and it won’t suffer from corrosion.
Buy from ikea.com
Super sized watering can
This ten litre watering can is not messing around. Holding a hefty amount of water, it’s sturdy to say the least. Created in carbon, it is easy to fill up and has a removable rose that makes pouring easy. The aesthetic is simple and traditional and looks great in any situation.
Comes in several colours in powder coated steel.
Buy from gardentrading.co.uk
Copper care can
Another traditional option from Haws. This copper indoor and seedling watering can holds 1 litre of water and makes pouring very, very exact – don’t expect pools of water on your window sill with this can. The rose is detachable and is brass, while the can itself is made from copper, which means a bit of infrequent polishing will be needed to maintain its sheen.
There’s a 12 month guarantee that comes with this watering can, which is also a perfect gift for someone horticulturally minded.
Buy from harrodhorticultural.com
Sophisticated watering can
Add a splash of decadence to your watering can with this option from Crocus. The metal watering can has a band of gold trim which is a handy eye catcher if you’ve left the can somewhere in your borders.
The can is rust resistant as its powder coated and it has a detachable rose. It holds two gallons, or nine litres, so is a handy one for getting some large beds watered.
Buy from Crocus
Light and bright watering can
With a comfortable handle that’s very well balanced, and a smoth and easy pouring action, this Sophie Conran-designed indoor watering can hols 1.7 litres. It’s a chic and charming option for your potted plants and is made from galvanized steep with a powder-coated finish. This one is buttermilk and offsets well against the colour of your plants.
Buy from John Lewis
Fun with bugs
This RHS watering can will brighten up your potting shed no end. The colourful, fun design featured a host of bugs and beetles and is an exclusive design inspired by an engraving taken from the RHS Lindley Library.
The four litre watering can is made from powder coated galvanised steel and is part of a series of items with the same design.
Buy from the RHS
Slim profile watering can
The perfect watering can option for tucking into a corner somewhere. This Ernst Watering Can comes in black and has a high handle, making its overall height 49cm. It’s a simple, sleek, modern design that will look perfect amid any pots and plants. This one is black, but there is a beige option too.
Buy from Nordic Nest
Futuristic watering can
With a move away from the traditional watering can shape, the Eva Solo Globe Watering Can will set your garden apart. Holding nine litres, it has two watering options – a gentle spray or clean jet. Made from stainless steel and plastic, the watering can is an easy fill and is 38 cm high.
Buy from John Lewis