The pot was donated to a local museum after a friend found it on the side of the road.
It has now been re-purposed as a museum display and is now open to the public for viewing.
The pot was found in a field on the outskirts of Bristol and the city’s conservation department says it was the most valuable plant pot in the world when it was donated.
The city conservation team said it was also the first pot to have been donated by an amateur collector. “
When we were initially told the pot was a gift from the museum, we were all surprised and thrilled to find it on display.”
The city conservation team said it was also the first pot to have been donated by an amateur collector.
Its collection included a small number of specimens and the museum believes it is a rare find.
Chief executive of Bristol Museum and Art Centre Simon McQuillan said: ‘The museum is delighted to have the pot in its collection and the amazing collection of plant pots and potskins found throughout the city, which are collected by local people, are now on display at the Bristol Botanic Gardens.’
The museum hopes that this beautiful display will bring awareness of the conservation of Bristol’s plants, which is a major conservation issue and one of the most exciting aspects of our city’s regeneration.’