10 Best Urban Planter Boxes for a Modern Gardening Space

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

Whether you’ve got an understated urban garden, a compact courtyard or a bijoux balcony, we’ve rounded up ten 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 and comes in a range of colours.

Trellis Planter

Add glamour and privacy to a smaller outdoor space with the Moucharabiya planter, Screen with Envy

2. Wonderwall, You Garden

wonderwall urban planter

Wonderwall, You Garden

If you want to grow more flowers, herbs or vegetables than you have space for, a vertical planter is a perfect solution. Available to buy in sections that you group together, the planters can be positioned so that they drain into the ones below.

You can plant the sections up with soil and plants or pop already potted plants into them. As well as saving space, these are ideal for disguising less than beautiful walls or fences.

3. Noor Galvanised Iron Rectangular Plant Stand, Made

noor galvanised iron rectangular plant stand

Noor Galvanised Iron Plant Stand, Made

This slimline, galvanised iron planter from Made ticks all the space-saving style boxes. At just 20cm wide, it’s easy to squeeze into the smallest of spaces and will look incredible filled with structural palms or trailing plants. It’s made from galvanised iron so won’t rust and it’s frostproof too.

4. Ravello Steel Planters, Harrod Horticultural

ravello steel planters

Ravello Steel Planters, Harrod Hortucultural

Forged from steel with a weathered finish, these gorgeous planters are perfect for framing an entryway, placing on steps or gracing a patio.  Their elegant, simple design means that they’ll look fabulous for years to come. Group a few together and add clipped buxus or smart standard trees for maximum impact.

5. Elegance Pot Holder, Agriframes

elegance pot holder

Elegance Pot Holder, Agriframes

Add an industrial touch to your outdoor space with these simple metal pot holders from Agriframes. No need to drill any holes, these pot holders are easy to hang over a fence panel or screen and provide an attractive vessel for potted trailing plants, flowers or herbs. Simple and inexpensive, they’ll look great for years to come.

6. Keter watering planter box, Amazon


Keter watering planter box

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

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.

7. Wooden Seat and Planter Set, Original Organics

wooden seat and planter set

Wooden Seat and Planter Set, Orignal Organics

Smart and stylish, we think you’ll love this contemporary garden planter bench from Original Organics. With an on-trend horizontal slatted design, it can be placed anywhere you like and the planters are roomy enough to accommodate small bay or olive trees.

You can stain or paint the wood to suit your decor and hang festoon lights or additional planters from the slats.

8. Bacsac Batyline® Flowerpot, made in design

bacsac batyline® flowerpot

Bacsac Flowerpot, made in design

Ideal for urban spaces, this clever planter is designed so that the plants inside it will have just the right balance of air and water. It’s incredibly lightweight so even when it’s filled with soil, you can move it around as required. Fill with herbs, pretty flowers or vegetables and when it’s not in use, just fold and store.

9. Slimline Water Butt Planter, Water Butts Direct

slimline water butt planter

Water Butt Plabter, Water Butts Direct

We’re all for greener gardening and using rainwater for your plants is an easy way to conserve household water and save money. Rainwater is better for your plants than tap water too.

Water butts aren’t usually the most attractive items in your garden but we love this stylish design from Water Butts Direct.  It holds an impressive 280 litres and looks just like a stone planter.

10. Metal Raised Flowerbed, Wayfair

metal raised flowerbed

Metal Raised Flowerbed, Wayfair

Grow a range of vegetables or flowers with this clever raised flowerbed. The handy wheels and handle make it a breeze to roll around and it includes a storage shelf for gardening essentials, or more plants!

As the raised planter is made from metal it won’t rot or rust, making it a practical addition to your outdoor space.

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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