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.
2. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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