10 Water Butts That Will Enhance Your Garden

10 Water Butts That Will Enhance Your Garden

A water butt is a good old fashioned way to save water.

Collecting rainfall is the perfect solution to getting around a hosepipe ban, saving money if you have a water meter and conserving this precious resource while still having a green and pleasant garden.

You may be able to get a free or discounted water butt from your local water company, so before you splash out, check our list of free water saving devices from your local water company.

If not, here are some of the best, the biggest and the more attractive water butts on the market.

Oak Polybutt Water Butt

Oak Polybutt Water Butt

This very attractive water butt looks like oak, but is actually just a very good polyethylene version, perfect for rustic style gardens. It holds 200L of water and comes with a matching stand and a downpipe connector kit with easy installation. 

From Water Butts Direct

ROTO Water Barrel Butt

ROTO Water Barrel

The wood effect Barrel Water Butt is beautifully made to blend in with the natural surroundings of your garden. The one shown has here a 50L capacity suitable for a smaller garden, however it comes in a variety of sizes up to a generous 350L.

From Original Organics

Evergreen Water Tank

Evergreen Water Tank

This water butt's design is based on a old German oak tree trunk, but it is made from polyethylene. This one stores a massive 475 litres while blending into your garden beautifully.

From Amazon

Madison Rain Barrel with Fountain

Madison Rain Barrel with Fountain

Yes, this really is a water butt! With a 185 litre capacity, it comes in sandstone and the millstone option shown here. The built-in submersible pump generates sufficient water pressure to directly water a lawn or garden.

From Water Butts Direct

The Rainwater Terrace System

Rainwater Terrace System

The Rainwater Terrrace System is a new concept in rainwater collection which means that you can collect rainwater and grow plants all in one stylish unit.

You can choose whether to go for 2 or 3 tiers and there is a choice of colours. The one shown here is bright green, you can also get it in dark green, terracotta and black.

From Evengreener

Antique Amphora Water Butt

Antique Amphora Water Butt

This fabulous Antique Amphora Water Butt will add a glamourous Mediterranean flavour to your garden. Available in Terracotta shown here it includes a planter and plant fleece as well. It comes in 250L and 360L sizes.

From Water Butts Direct

BeeHive Water Butt

BeeHive Water Butt

The Bee Hive water butt holds 150 litres of water and is made from Terraccina, a resin material that looks very like clay, so it will blend in to your garden.

From Amazon

Metropolitan Water Butt with Planter

Metropolitan Water Butt with Planter

The rather elegant and contemporary styled Metropolitan Water Butt features a planter on top and has a 255L capacity. It comes in a fabulous choice of colourways, including this blue marble shade, terracotta, zesty orange, red, grey, green and even purple and hot pink!

From Water Butts Direct

227 Litre Harcostar Water Butt Kit

Harcostar 227 Litre Green Water Butt Kit

The Rainsaver Water Butt is a good basic water butt which holds 227L of water. This robust and popular butt costs from around £45. Made from recycled plastic and guaranteed for 10 years, it is currently the most popular water butt to be offered by the local water companies that offer them.

Please note that the stand extra.

From Evengreener

RainCatcher 750 Litre Tank

RainCatcher 750 Litre Tank

It may not be pretty, but if you need to store a LOT of water, this huge RainCatcher tank holds 750 litres. It can be adapted to include a pump, filters and even to flush toilets, and is designed to be easily moved with a fork lift truck!

From Amazon

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