Water butts at the Harrogate Flower Show Spring 2022

Rainwater Terrace water butts with planters have had an exciting 4 days at the Harrogate Flower Show 2022 demonstrating how these clever water butts work.

Rainwater Terrace water butt stand at the 2022 Harrogate Flower Show

They are the most versatile water butt on the market providing not only rainwater storage for use on gardens but provide planting space which is great for and flowers or plants that would go into hanging baskets or small pots as well as a huge variety of salad leaves, herbs and small fruits such as strawberry plants.

Herbs and salad leaves growing in water butt planters at Harrogate Flower Show

All the planters which and detachable from the water butt are self watering as long as some rainwater has flowed through the system.

Spring planting display on top of a water butt at the Harrogate Flower Show 2022

The Rainwater Terrace water butt & growing system surprises people when they see inside, there is an inbuilt filtration system that catches silt and debris off a roof firstly in the top planter tray and secondly in the top water container this means water collected in the lower water containers is much cleaner which is ideal for car washing. The through flow system not only provides cleaner water butt it acts as an overflow back to the downpipe which ensures the system will never overflow out of the top and the water within the system is kept fresh as the water in the system is constantly refreshed each time new rainfall enters the water butt.

134 Litre water butt with planters on display at the Harrogate Flower Show

We have enjoyed telling you all about how our water butts work and why they are so unique in comparison to other water butts on the market. If you want to see what our customers think why not see our reviews here 

200 Litre Water butt with flowers on display at the Harrogate Flower Show 2022



Preparing a site to install a water butt.

To Install a water butt we recommend that each water butt is installed on a solid level base an example of this is a 60cm x 60cm paving slab.
gravel to lay a paving slab stone in for a water butt
 For this site the gravel was not suitable ground to place a water butt on so we dug down to the hardcore, levelled it off and removed any sharp stones.
level paving slab laid for a water butt stand
The paving slab has been adjusted until it is level on the solid hardcore underneath then backfilled with the gravel to the edges.
60cm x 60cm paving slab base with for a water butt to stand on
The finished site is now ready for the water butt to be installed. The base is a 60cm x 60cm paving stone which is the perfect size for the Rainwater Terrace water butt stand.
We state that a solid level base is important for all our water butts as when full of water soil and plants a 3 tier 200 litre water butt can weigh 250kg 1/4 tonne.
The instructions on how to install the water butt and prepare the site are available here Water Butt Instruction Manuals - Rainwater Terrace® (