Royal Sussex Garden Trugs are almost sold out .  Plenty of South Down Contemporary Rother (natural) Garden Trugs in stock. colours by arrangement.  Please telephone for stock information.  Sorry but we are unable to hold stock for collection.  We will try to have a few more available for Christmas week if we can.

01323-871640 or 01323-847540 (rings in workshop)

Please Note:  Our retail shop will close on Friday 21st December and re-open on Monday 14th January 2019.  Our staff are having a well-earned break after coping with the Christmas rush!


We know there are copies of our products available from other makers but there is only one place to obtain the genuine, originals and that is at the Thomas Smith Trug Shop! Each Trug is individually initialled by the Craftsman who makes it and each has a unique reference number next to the maker’s initials.  Our name is your guarantee that you are buying the original, genuine Sussex Trugs, Traditional and Contemporary!


Opening Times:

Our retail shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4.30pm in the winter and 9am – 5pm during the spring, summer and autumn. We close Sundays and Bank Holidays. We may close some weekends when we are attending shows but will always give advance warning on our website and on our telephone answering machine if we are not in the workshop. There is plenty of parking in our car park at the back of the workshop or you are welcome to park on the forecourt. Entrance can be made through the workshop or via the front door.  Please Note:  After Saturday 14th July our retail shop will not be open on Saturdays until Saturday 6th October when we will open once again.  

How to find us

Coming from the west use the A27 Brighton to Polegate stretch. And then turn north (left) on the A22 towards Hailsham & London. At the Boship Roundabout take the right turn on the A271 towards Herstmonceux and Bexhill. We are on the main road at Magham Down on the right just after the Olde Forge Hotel.

Coming from the east, again use the A271 road from Bexhill & Herstmonceux. We are on the left on the main road at Magham Down.

Coming from London take the M25 and come off the motorway at the M23 junction, come down to Brighton then follow the A27 directions above. Coming off at the A22 junction follow the A22 towards Eastbourne and then take the A271 at the Boship Roundabout, Hailsham, and follow directions above.

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