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Garden pots and planters

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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Today at homify we have been thinking about garden pots and planters. As we begin to feel that autumn chill in the air, some of us may be starting to refocus our green thumbs on indoor potted plants, knowing that it is time to let our garden have a winter slumber. But garden pots certainly do not have to be limited to the indoors. Pots and planters can be a nice way to add some extra detail to your garden, whether it is a whole yard, a terrace or just a corner of your living room! In this ideabook, we present a selection of garden pots and planters from our UK experts.

Screen pot

This aptly named Screen Pot, from London-based François Clerc Design, is surrounded on most sides by an elegant metal screen, presenting an updated take on a classic flower pot. This addition adds protection for fragile plants while at the same time providing a trellis for climbing vines. Its unique pattern echoes the veins of a leaf, complementing and highlighting the plants that it houses. 

Modern planters

Living Projects:  Living room by Welchome London
Welchome London

Living Projects

Welchome London

Here we see a wonderful example of garden design for a terrace, a project completed by Welchome Design. In a balcony or terrace space, pots and planters are, obviously, essential to creating a garden. Here, the designers have chosen to go with large, black rectangular pieces, certainly not what we normally expect to see in a garden. The result is a tastefully modern garden, perfect for an urban apartment space.

Buckets of flowers

Instead of the expected flowerpot, the gardener here has opted to use a metal bucket. Although this is an accessory that you would often see in a rustic space, place alongside Asian-influenced pieces by Orchid Furniture, the overall look is of an eclectic, stylish space. 

Stacked planters

planters with a seat:  Garden  by SD GARDEN DESIGNS

planters with a seat


The large, wooden planters are products of SD Garden Design located in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. The wooden planks create a pleasing effect of horizontal lines, and the differing heights of the planters further this horizontal effect, at the same time creating the illusion that the planters are stacked. The design is also a bit reminiscent of pallets, which are enjoying a trendy moment in design thanks to their ability to be upcycled and re-purposed. The planters' height serves more than just an aesthetic purpose; it allows you to tend to your plants without having to bend over; resulting in a design that's good for both your style and your back! 

Classic Shapes

These tall, traditionally shaped planters are pictured here displayed by design firm A Place in the Garden. Their height and statuesque quality fits well with the stately classical style of this space and makes them the perfect holds for plants like these manicured shrubs. As we can see here, these are items that would work well inside or outside, or perhaps in an inner courtyard space.

A dramatic urn

This large, urn-shaped pot, shown here in a garden designed by Viridian Landscape Studio, is just the thing to add a bit of drama and classic flair to your garden. It is embellished with raised horizontal lines, a detail that adds extra depth and complements the texture of the rocks and low plants that surround it. Its large size makes this piece a good choice to place in front of an area that you want to have slightly out of view.  

For more accessories for your garden, see our product listings. 

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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