10 of the most stylish watering cans to buy now

a shelf with a watering can on it
10 of the best watering cansGoodee

As the weather heats up, a new watering can is not only the best way of ensuring your plants are getting the water they need to thrive, but can also bring cheer to a lone spot on a window ledge or shelf. With so much variety to choose from, stick to the hard and fast rule: easy to fill, difficult to spill. Here’s our pick of the best for indoor and outdoor plants alike...

‘Chantepleure’ watering can, Bacsac

French garden equipment company Bacsac has taken the traditional chantepleure – a ceramic object used in medieval times to water small crops – and reimagined it for the 21st century. The updated version is made from terracotta and comes in three shades including this organic rust called ‘Venetian Red’. Approx £63, bacsac.com

a rust coloured watering can watering plants

‘Warley Fall’ watering can, Goodee and Haws

If you’re after a retro watering can, let us introduce you to ‘Warley Fall’, a large metal vessel with a functional curved non-drip spout. Released as part of a limited edition collection by homeware marketplace Goodee and gardening company Haws, it is available in two bold colour options: a verdant green and this striking berry, both of which can store a whopping nine litres. £95, goodeeworld.com

a red watering can

‘Altea’ watering can, StudioNotte

Part plant protector and part watering can, this unusually shaped ceramic option is for the superstitious among us. According to the brand, ‘Altea’ has a ‘proud feminine bearing’ that makes her ‘the protector of your plants’. To use it, fill the head with water and then pour from its two horns. Magic. £310, artemest.com

a white watering can

‘Loop’ watering can, &klevering

For a bright and playful option it doesn’t get much better than this. Designed by uber-cool Dutch brand &Klevering, which has youthful optimism embedded into its design DNA, it is made from translucent glass and comes in several summery shades. £43, klevering.com

a yellow and pink glass watering can

‘Diva’ watering can, Alessi

A design that looks like a sculpture, such as Finnish designer Eero Aarnio’s ‘Diva’ for Alessi, will suit a modern interior. Its organic form is sculpted out of thermoplastic resin and is predicted to go down in history as an Alessi classic. £50, alessi.com

a white loopy watering can

‘Orb’ watering can, Ferm Living

This spherical watering can by Ferm Living fuses the playful with the practical. It features a long spout which gives you pouring flexibility (especially in those hard-to-reach spots) and added control for watering smaller potted plants. £95, fermliving.co.uk

a round watering can
Ferm Living

Ceramic watering can, By Charlot

All of By Charlot’s ceramic watering cans are handmade in Portugal and hold up to 80 centilitres of liquid. They come in a wide array of colours, from baby pink to this traditional marine blue-and-white striped number so there’s one to suit all styles and tastes. Approx £33, bycharlot.com

a blue and white striped watering can
By Charlot

‘Hydrous’ watering can, Audo Copenhagen

A plastic watering can may be the obvious choice but a metal version will most likely last you longer and will still look relevant in years to come. For a sleek, Scandinavian-style can, Audo Copenhagen’s ‘Hydrous’ is top of the scoreboard. £79, audocph.com.

a silver watering can with a wooden handle
Audo Copenhagen

‘Acqua’ watering can in ‘Gloss Green’, Kaschkasch

Who needs a handle when you can simply grab this watering can from its conical body? Designed by Kaschkasch, ‘Acqua’ is for those always on the move as this handy hydration sidekick is designed to water your flowers without spilling a single drop. £62, ligne-roset.com

a green watering can
Ligne Roset

Metal watering can, Toast

Crafted from powder-coated zinc, Toast’s latest vessel is an ideal blend of durability and style. Thanks to its wide opening, you can fit a hosepipe inside to fill it up with speed. £20, toa.st

a green watering can
Courtesy of Toast