8 of the Best Urban Planter Boxes

By   | Last Updated :   October 9, 2021 | Filed In :   Garden Accessory Ideas

Whether you’ve got an understated urban garden, a compact courtyard or a bijoux balcony, we’ve rounded up some of the very best urban planter boxes to suit your space and your budget.

1. Trellis Planter

This Moucharabiya planter from Screen with Envy ticks all the boxes when it comes to smaller spaces. With a handy and hardy integrated trellis, it’s a great way to add privacy and a beautiful focal point to your outside space. It’s made from galvanised steel so is super low-maintenance too and comes in a range of colours.

Trellis Planter

Add glamour and privacy to a smaller outdoor space with the Moucharabiya planter. £280 – Screen with Envy

2. Balcony planter

This clever Elho balcony planter can be easily hung over your balcony railings or a fence and includes a handy side opening to add water. A great way to make sure that your plants get the water they need, without spilling water all over your balcony floor! The planter is made from durable plastic so won’t rot, discolour or warp.

Balcony planter

The Elho balcony planter lets you water the plants just where they need it. £17.99 – Elho

3. Slimline Zinc planter

For a stylish, space-saving solution look no further than this slimline zinc planter from Primrose. It’s tall and slim and comes with a removable plant liner, meaning you don’t have to completely fill the trough with soil which makes it easy to move around. At just 29cm wide, it’s easy to squeeze into the smallest of spaces and will look incredible filled with structural palms or bamboo for privacy.

Slimline Zinc planter

Add slimline style with this zinc urban garden planter box. £142.00 – Primrose

4. Wooden partition planter

The Wallas acacia garden planter and partition from La Redoute is just perfect for balconies and urban gardens. The integrated screen allows you to grow climbing plants like jasmine and honeysuckle, or you can attach pots and planters to the batons. Acacia wood is naturally water-resistant and extremely durable, making it a great choice for an outdoor planter.

Wooden partition planter

The Wallas acacia garden planter is ideal for balconies. £299 – La Redoute

5. Galvanised steel wall planters

Add an industrial touch to your outdoor space with this set of 3 galvanised steel wall planters from Waitrose. They arrive with pre-drilled holes so are easy to mount and provide an attractive vessel for trailing plants, flowers or herbs. As they’re galvanised, they’ll look great for years to come.

Galvanised steel wall planters

Display your plants in gorgeous galvanised pots. £24.99 – Waitrose

6. Keter watering planter box

If you’re a little forgetful when it comes to watering your planter boxes, then the self-watering Keter urban bloomer may be for you! With a built-in water reservoir, avoid under or over-watering your plants, especially handy if you have a sheltered, sunny balcony or sun-trap garden. It makes growing your own fruit or vegetables incredibly easy and it’s compact enough to fit into small spaces.

Keter watering planter box

Forgetting to water plants will be a thing of the past with the Keter Urban Bloomer. £180 – Amazon

7. Bench planter box

Smart and stylish, we think you’ll love this contemporary garden planter bench from Made. With a sleek design, it can be placed anywhere you like and the planter is roomy enough to accommodate a small bay or olive tree.

Bench planter box

Keep it simple with a stylish garden planter bench. £299 – Made

8. Black metal planter with pots

Ideal for urban spaces, the Auckland black metal planter from Maisons du Monde will sit happily on a balcony or rooftop terrace. It comes with 4 pots which you can fill with herbs or pretty flowers and a trough that’s deep enough to grow some vegetables in. Additional shelves offer a space for spare pots, tools and more plants!

Black metal planter with pots

The Auckland black metal planter has plenty of space for displaying your plants. £242 – Maisons du Monde

If none of these ideas suits your style or budget, why not try building your own planter box from wood or concrete? You might be surprised at how easy it can be!

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