"There are some things you just have to own..." wrote Peter Roe in the British gardening journal, Gardens Illustrated, referring to the legendary Haws Watering Cans. "The Haws professional watering can set a standard that remains unchallenged today." In 1885, John Haws of London, a retired civil servant whose avocation was gardening, received a patent for "...a watering pot that is much easier to carry and tip, ... and more adapted for use than any other put before the public." In 1911, a Haws Watering Can won the coveted Banksian Medal given by the Royal Horticultural Society. This prize had never been awarded to anything but an outstanding flower - never a piece of garden equipment! In 1912, the Haws Company was invited to be one of the exhibitors at the very first Chelsea Flower Show. The cans, "...whether full, half full or empty can be used without undue strain to the operator..." and "...the sprayheads (Roses) both oval and round are uniquely suitable for watering newly sown seeds, delicate seedlings and potted plants." The design, inspired by the traditional design of the classic French watering pots, has remained unchanged and the industry leader for 125 years. Haws Watering Cans are manufactured in Britain.