Trough gardening was initiated by the
British collectors when they started alpine garden plantations in old
horse troughs, thus the name garden trough. Garden troughs are
generally stone structures with a longish narrow depression. They
created tiny gardens in the troughs.
They are manufactures in a variety of shapes and finishes and give an
antique look to the garden. They can even be custom made as per the
garden requirements. A stone trough can be of marble, granite,
sandstone or even lime stone. They can be beautifully carved and
crafted or be very rough and crude. Crude troughs with moss cover are
the latest fascination.