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12 Best Watering Cans for Every Garden

Whether you need a new watering can for your large garden or just need something small to top off your houseplants, we have the right pick for you.

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Bee Skep Watering Can

These whimsical watering cans hold 2 1/2 quarts of water. Use it for indoor houseplants or small flower beds.

Why it made our list: We love that bright color, and it looks like a beehive!

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GroundWork Metal Watering Can

In galvanized iron, this watering can holds up to 2 gallons of water and features a removable nozzle to manage the flow.

Why it made our list: It offers both time-honored looks and durability.

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Outdoor Plastic Watering Can

Plants in the way back of the garden bed are no longer a problem with this long-necked watering can.

Why it made our list: The ergonomic design is easy on sore arms, too.

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Large Watering Can

With a trendy minimalist design, it’s the perfect accessory for indoor plants. It dispenses up to 1 gallon at a time, making it a good choice for larger greenery, such as indoor trees.

Why it made our list: It looks like a piece of garden art, and you can also use it for watering container gardens.

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Hearth & Hand Metal Watering Cans

This farmhouse-chic watering can sports a a shower head style pouring spout, it’s better suited for outside plants than inside.

Why it made our list: We love that gorgeous blue color, and it claims to be leak-proof.

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Tree Mate Watering Bag

It’s a PVC watering bag that holds a high capacity (about 20 gallons). The bag slowly releases water over time, which gives newly planted trees the consistent moisture they need to prevent stress after transplanting.

Why it made our list: When empty, it compresses for simple storage.

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Bloem EZ Pour Resin Watering Can

The shining feature of this watering can is its double handle and long neck. Plus, the bright orange pouring spout is bright and cheerful.

Why it made our list: The design gives you extra stability for reaching around obstacles and into tricky spots.

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Ace Green Watering Can

Its high-capacity (holds 2 gallons!) makes it easy to soak large portions of the garden without returning to the spigot. The clean, simple mid-century design will never go out of style.

Why it made our list: The plastic body guarantees no rust issues, unlike many metal watering cans.

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Stainless Steel Watering Cans

This small steel watering can looks great on a countertop or desk and is just the right size if you need to water a few flowering houseplants.

Why it made our list: It’s easy to clean, just get a damp, wet cloth to tidy it up.

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Geometric Watering Can

This uniquely shaped watering can holds up to 3 liters of water and would work well for plants both inside and outside.

Why it made our list: It is attractive and eye catching, so you will want to keep it on display all the time.

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Burgon and Ball Buttermilk Watering Can

The galvanized steel and powder-coated frame on this watering can offers both style and function. Its an elegant and useful product for gardeners.

Why it made our list: You can pour precisely with the fully rounded handle and narrow neck.

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Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Buggy Watering Can

Get your youngest family members interested in gardening with these colorful watering cans. The bright stripes, cheerful happy face and flower spout will delight your kids and grandkids.

Why it made our list: Little gardeners will love using it while helping you out around the yard.

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Rachel Maidl
Rachel Maidl is a senior editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. She enjoys bird-watching in her urban backyard and local state parks, gardening for pollinators and researching new plants. Her favorite backyard visitors are the bumblebees that visit her sedums.