When the Botanic Garden range was launched in 1972 it had drumshaped tea pots:
The first tea pots had the Spanish Gum Cistus on one side:
and the Trailing Bindweed on the other:
Later other motifs appeared on the tea pots as well:
There were two sizes in the tea pots, a 7 inch pot containing 2.25 pints and a smaller 6 inch pot containing 1.5 pints.
The smaller pots also had the Spanish Gum Cistus on one side, but the Daisy on the other:
Other motifs on the Tea Pots were the Citron:
The Barbados Aloe:
The Trailing Bindweed:
The Meadow Saffron:
Since we only use the pots for tea, we call them Tea Pots, but they could be used as Coffee Pots as well. For a long time they were the only Botanic Garden Coffee Pots:
Here are the Rhododendron, the Barbados Cotton Flower, the Ivy Leafed Cyclamen and the Snow-drop and Crocus, all the larger size.
The Trailing Bindweed had a change in butterflies, not only on the plates but also on the tea pots:
I have one teapot with the Garden Lilac on both sides, and a differently shaped lid:
Here are my small tea pots seen from one side:
and from the other side:
There is one tea pot I would really like to add to my collection, the one with the Spring Gentian, but so far I have not managed to get one.