Planters - our pick of the best buys

Looking for planters and pots? From classic square wooden planters to galvanised styles, we’ve picked a selection of our favourite garden planters.

Garden planters, pots and containers are a simple way to add instant style to your living space – whether that’s houseplants in the hallway or conservatory, or to create a pretty arrangement on your patio or dotted around the garden.

For every garden, big or small there is a planting solution. If you don’t have much outdoor space planters and pots are the perfect way to add greenery – with small decorative trees, topiary and seasonal plants on patios or balcony gardens. Check out the clever Burgon & Ball designs that even adorn fences, where there is a will there is a way when it comes to the modern world of planting.

Larger gardens can still embrace potted plants to beautifully frame a lawn, or for a classic look, planted box in square wooden planters can be used to flank a doorway, garden gate or line a path to create beautiful symmetry.

Glazed pots are a great way to add a splash of colour to brighten up a small space such as a terrace or a front garden, simply plant with lavender for a welcoming scent or an array of colourful bedding plants. Alternatively you can use contemporary colourful planters indoors, to display your favourite houseplants in the living room, conservatory or hallway.

Elegant planters similar to those in country gardens in galvanised steel and rustic materials will add timeless beauty - these taller containers are perfect for feathery ornamental grasses. Contemporary pots will look fantastic with sculptural planting and solar lights in an urban garden.

Whether you’re a balcony gardener, or want to create a beautiful display in your garden or courtyard, take a look our pick of the best new outdoor planters and pots.

Rectangular wooden planter with pastel flowers in front of climbing plants and shrubs

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1. Rectangular Planter and Lattice


Size: H138 W90 D42cm
Material: Natural timber, pressure treated against rot

This lattice wooden planter makes an attractive feature in any garden and provides support for climbing plants and shrubs. Having a trellis attached means you don’t have to buy two separate pieces, or be limited to only planting next to a fence that can accommodate climbing plants. Also a great buying solution to cover up otherwise bare brick walls. 

Rectangular Planter and Lattice, £61.99, Amazon

Fashionable colourful ceramic planters on wooden deck in garden

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2. Beam Multi-coloured Ceramic Planter


Diameter: H23.5 by 20cm
Material: Ceramic

Perfect for the current geometric trend these delightful pots from Habitat are a great way to have fun when displaying greenery. Designed in-house, the fashionable planters have a pre-drilled hole in the base which can be knocked out for drainage - you could easily have them indoors on a protective plate. Suitable for outdoors, however they're not frost proof, so be sure to store safely in the colder months. Sold individually. 

Beam Multi-coloured Ceramic Planter, £20, Habitat

Wooden planter with small green tree next to wooden door in front of stone wall

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3. Kingham Large Wooden Planter


Diameter: H60 W60cm
Material: Wood

Designed especially for the garden, this tapered wooden planter will add grace to any patio, decking or walkway. Create a striking first impression by placing one, complete with decorative topiary, either side of a front door.

Kingham Large Wooden Planter, £160, Garden Trading

Black swing garden basket planter hanging on blue wall with a white window

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4. Swing Garden Basket Planter


Size: H60 W117 D45
Material: Hand-forged steel

Add character to windows with the addition of this charming swing basket design by The Orchard. As practical as it is pretty, the ornate suspended planter is made from hand-forged steel that has been coated in durable antique black paint to stand up the ever-changing British weather. 

Swing Garden Basket Planter, £149, Not On The High Street

Hand-painted terracotta planter with beautiful grey floral design

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5. Large Terracotta Planter


Diameter: H20 by 22cm
Material: Terracotta

Inspired by old Portuguese tiles, this beautiful planter is a move on from traditional plain terracotta pots. The hand-painted design is perfect for adding a pretty touch to indoor plants or covered outdoor living spaces. 

Large Terracotta Planter, £17.50, Marks & Spencer

Herbs planted in two green three pocket planters hanging on wooden wall

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6. Burgon & Ball Verti Planter


Diameter: H63 W30
Type: Three fold-down pockets with six separate compartments

This clever set of planters is a great way to utilise space - ideal for small gardens or balcony spaces. The three fold-down pockets with six separate compartments provide plentiful space for planting herbs, flowers or fruit to create a wonderful wall of greenery. 

Burgon & Ball Verti Planter, £9.95, John Lewis

Two Square wooden planters, one empty and one with green leaf plant inside

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7. Square Wooden Planter Set


Size: H40 W40 D40cm (Largest)
Material: Strong pinewood

Accentuate the exterior of your home with this this set of two square planters. Made from strong pinewood for lasting durability. Shown here in a fresh shade of Cream, but also available in fashionable Grey.

Square Wooden Planter Set, £58.99, Fallen Fruits at Wayfair

Two metal planters on tiled floor next to cement pillar

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8. Metal Planter


Size: H43 W48 D48cm
Material: Metal with copper finish

This elegant new metallic addition to Cox & Cox collection is perfect for housing decorative grasses. The on-trend copper finish has a unique finish that will weather with age, adding to the rustic appearance. 

Metal Planter, £60, Cox & Cox

Empty wooden flower box planter

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9. Askholmen Flower Box Wooden Planter


Size: H38 W62 D39cm
Material: Solid acacia

A great price point for those on a budget or buying multiple planters. You can place the shelf at the bottom of the flower box or higher up, depending on how you want to display your plants. For added durability the furniture has been pre-treated with a layer of semi-transparent wood stain. Acrylic stain.

Askholmen Flower Box Wooden Planter, £25, Ikea

Two square planters from galvanised steel on top of stones next to stone wall with a green plant in each planter

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10. Tetbury Planters


Size: 43cm square (Largest planter)
Material: Galvanised steel

This set of two Tetbury planters from Garden Trading have been inspired by the weighty antique lead versions. Crafted from galvanised steel, they each feature a smart olive finish and their simple square shape is complemented by classic bull nose handles and riveted detailing.

Tetbury Planters, £82, Amara

Empty square wooden garden planter

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11. Roble Garden Wooden Planter


Size: H38 W42 D42cm
Material: Hardwood roble

This traditional, square planter made of the sustainable hardwood roble, will enhance your garden with its classic good looks. We love the fact this design carries a material warranty of 10 years, making the price more affordable.

Roble Garden Wooden Planter, £155, Out There Interiors

Two white planters with flowers on wooden deck next to swimming pool in evening light

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12. Maceta Planter


Size: H43 50cm diameter
Material: Polyethylene resin

House your plants in ultimate style with this stunning Maceta Planter from Vondom. Made from polyethylene resin with a luxurious matt white finish, this planter makes a sophisticated and contemporary. Colour White.

Maceta Planter, £106, Amara

Three Tier Hanging Wooden Planter hanging on white wall each with a green plant in it

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13. Three Tier Hanging Wooden Planter


Diameter: H86 W8cm
Material: Recycled pallet wood, finished with a leather strap

This three-tier hanging wall planter is a pretty design that can be used indoors or out to create a statement look on a wall – a great idea when space is limited! This design is so versatile; perfect addition to a kitchen, filled with herbs, living room with succulents or patio when dressed with bedding plants. Each planter has a sealed pot inside and hangs from a solid oak wall hook. 

Three Tier Hanging Wooden Planter, £59.99, Not On The High Street

Empty Acacia Barrel Garden Wooden Planter with steel handles

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14. Acacia Barrel Garden Wooden Planter


Diameter: H28 x 46cm
Material: Acacia wood

Add a country vibe to your garden with this decorative barrel planter made from acacia wood, The classic design looks great when planted on a patio and makes an ideal addition to any garden. Drainage hole provided, frost resistant and can be painted. 

Acacia Barrel Garden Wooden Planter, £35, Homebase


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.