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Hello and Welcome to

English Country Gardens

English Country Garden pieces that instantaneously become a part of your garden

Awarded New Business of the Year 2023


Based in Sherborne, Dorset

We proudly stock Niwaki Japanese secateurs, whisky barrels (in various sizes), characterful planters, locally crafted obelisks, vintage galvanised planters and watering cans, decorative garden pieces, and locally produced peat-free all-purpose compost. Please take a look at our shop for our full available range.

As part of our waste reducing policy, we also supply Whisky Barrel BBQ/Smoker Chips, Shavings and dust, which makes for superb cooking.

We are always on the lookout for new, exciting and interesting pieces and locally crafted/produced items so watch this space and our social media to be the first to see them.

Get in touch if you have any queries… we’re always happy to help

Obelisks &Supports
Secateurs &Hand Tools
Whisky Barrels &Planters
Locally Crafted &Sourced
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what we do

Our Products

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Bespoke Garden Features


Our barrels are watertight and sold as Quarter Barrels, Half Barrels, Three Quarter Barrels and Whole Barrels. They are great as water features and wildlife ponds but if you would like to use them as planters, please ask and we will happily drill drainage holes for you free of charge.

  • Hand Selected
  • Hand Crafted

New (old) items always coming in

We're continually picking up new (old) galvanised and vintage items.
Follow us to see them as they come in

  • Character & Charm
  • Vintage & Rustic
Natural and eco friendly products wherever possible


We only use Osmo wood finishing oils, which is not only one of the best brands out there but Vegan, responsibly sourced and renewable. Their products are also safe with children, pets, food and plants.

We create as little waste as possible and try to put everything to good use, including our whisky barrel shavings and off-cuts going to BBQs and smokers for amazing cooking.

featured products

Latest Offers

  • hori-hori Japanese garden trowel

    Niwaki Hori Hori Japanese Trowel

    The All-Mighty Japanese Hori Hori

    Fantastic weeding trowel, bulb planter and versatile gardening tool

    £32.00 Add to cart
  • sentei-ecateurs Japanese secateurs

    Niwaki Sentei Secateurs

    Fantastic all round – light gardening

    Amazing introduction to Japanese secateurs

    £39.00 Add to cart
  • whisky barrel stave table lamp

    Stave Table Lamp

    Beautifully hand-crafted oak whisky barrel stave lamp

    £145.00 Add to cart
  • Whisky barrel water butt

    Whisky Barrel Water Butt 200 litres

    Whisky Barrel Water Butt 200 litres

    Converted from the best barrels we have, which are approximately 2ft x 3ft and make for wonderful piece

    £175.00 Add to cart
  • three-quarter whisky barrel planter

    Three-Quarter Oak Whisky Barrel

    Three-Quarter Oak Whisky Barrel – perfect as a planter, water feature or deeper wildlife pond

    Approximately 664cm high and 63cm at their widest.

    £69.00 Add to cart