Staunton, Virginia: Giant Watering Can and Flower Pots

Made by Willy Ferguson in 1999, a giant rusty watering can and flower pots flank both sides of a railroad overpass.
Address:
Greenville Ave., Staunton, VA
Directions:
I-81 exit 222. Drive west on US Hwy 250/Richmond Ave. for a little over two miles. Bear right at the stoplight onto Greenville Ave. You'll see a railroad overpass ahead; the flower pots are in front of it, in the highway median; the big can is on the opposite side.
Admission:
Free
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Giant Watering Can and Flower Pots

On a warm February day we found the pots and watering can! Thanks to local who said they were still there.

[Elk Mathias, 02/18/2017]
Giant Watering Can and Flower Pots

The watering can and flower pots are still here, as well as the books sculpture at the public library. The newest sculpture to join the collection is a pair of eyeglasses in front of Shenandoah Eye Care on N. Augusta St.

[Linda Hirw, 04/08/2014]
Giant Watering Can and Flower Pots

I live in Staunton and the giant watering can and flower pots are still there, as always. I drive by them on my way to and from work. The previous commenter probably got lost; they're not really mobile and construction happens AROUND them.

While in Staunton, one should check out the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world's only recreation of Shakespeare's indoor theatre. Staunton is also home to Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace, which houses a really cool old car belonging to the president. There's also a "monument" to the Statler Brothers (this is their hometown) in the downtown area....which was supposed to be this really amazing modern art piece, but doesn't really amount to anything more than 4 oversized stools that are difficult to climb on to pose for a photo.

[Dylan, 03/14/2010]
Giant Watering Can and Flower Pots

This was on the Avenue of trees. I say WAS because they have closed the road and the can & pots are gone.

[Donna, 07/23/2009]

Watering Can.

Giant Watering Can and Flower Pots

Giant Watering Can and Flower Pots spotted as we were driving through Staunton to meet some friends for dinner. We were quite surprised to encounter them! According to our friends, the watering can is decorated with flowers in warmer weather.

[Heather Casey, 01/11/2008]

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