Outdoor Pots - Our Pick of the Best

Looking for outdoor pots? From elegant planters to colourful ceramics, take a look at our pick of the best pots for container gardening

Garden pots and containers are a simple way to add instant style to your outdoor living space. Elegant planters similar to those in country gardens in galvanised steel and rustic materials will add timeless beauty, or for a hint of colour opt for glazed ceramics. Tall containers are perfect for feathery ornamental grasses, while 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 pots.

Garden Trading Large Malmesbury Planter

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1. Large Malmesbury Planter


Dimensions: H47cm 42cm diameter
Material: Galvanised Steel

Add a touch of rustic charm to your garden or patio with this galvanised planter. Fill with your favourite herbs or annuals to create a stunning display.

Buy now: Large Malmesbury Planter, £50, Garden Trading

John Lewis Artstone Ella Pot

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2. Artstone Ella Pot


Dimensions: H49 W26 D26cm

A lightweight vase-style pot, this Ella piece is made from a unique stone composite, which is UV-stable and has a drainage system. The Ella pot is 100% recyclable, and is ideal for indoor or outdoor use. 

Buy now: Artstone Ella Pot, £39, John Lewis

Amara Maceta Planter

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3. Maceta Planter


Dimensions: H43 50cm diameter
Colour: White

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. 

Buy now: Maceta Planter, £106, Amara

Amara Tetbury Planters

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4. Tetbury Planters


Dimensions: Largest planter 43cm square
Material: Galvanised steel

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

Buy now: Tetbury Planters, £82, Amara

Cox and Cox Aged Zinc Milk Churn

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5. Aged Zinc Milk Churn


Dimensions: H44 27cm diameter
Material: Made from galvanised steel.

Inspired by vintage countryside yards, our oversized, lightweight milk churn has been made from galvanised steel with a rustic zinc finish and two contrasting handles. Use as a unique style planter and fill with flowers, or simply display in your garden as a stylish accessory for your patio or greenhouse. 

Buy now: Aged Zinc Milk Churn, £30, Cox and Cox

Habitat Jupiter Green Terracotta Plant Pot

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6. Jupiter Green Terracotta Plant Pot


Dimensions: H27 by 26cm diameter

This vibrant green terracotta planter is a distinctive contemporary design with a painted wash of luscious green glaze. Available in different sizes to create a stunning visual display, suitable for indoor or outdoor. 

Buy now: Jupiter Green Terracotta Plant Pot, £25, Habitat

B&Q Salhouse Blue Pot

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7. Salhouse Blue Pot


Dimensions: H37cm 50cm diameter
Colour : Blue

Enhance your garden with this lightweight round Salhouse pot.

Buy now: Salhouse Blue Pot, £28, B&Q

Marks and Spencer Wall Planters

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8. Wall Planters


Dimensions: H12.5 W14.5 D12cm

Brighten up your garden with this set of three textured pots. 

Buy now: Wall Planters, £20, Marks and Spencer

Flower pot from crocus in garden colour white

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9. Glazed Flower Pot


Dimensions: H31 W33cm

These chunky glazed pots are perfect for potting up statement plants like bay and olive trees. Position them on the patio or display by entrances and walkways to add a touch of class. Available in a choice of sizes and colours, small pot measures. 

Buy now: Glazed Flower Pot, £79.99, Crocus 

RHS glazed flower pot in white cut out

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10. RHS Glazed Flower Pot


Dimensions: H30 34cm diameter

These glazed pots are perfect for dressing the patio or framing an entrance. Generously proportioned, they will house a wide range of plants. The pots are fired to a high temperature, so are resistant to even the harshest frosts. Available in two colours with a lustrous glazed finish. 

Buy now: RHS Glazed Flower Pot, £25, Gates Garden centre