Top of the Pots

Monday, 18 November 2019

As garden designers, it’s important for us to consider all potential features in gardens and which work best with a client’s brief. From pergolas and water features to garden sculpture and lighting, there are many elements to consider and every brief and garden is unique. One of the features we love adding to gardens to add height, interest, different planting considerations and colour is garden planters. The good old garden pot. In this blog we have pulled together some of our favourite pots we have used over the years to showcase why they can be a great addition to the garden and why they are “Top of the Pots”…

Frame a doorway

Garden pots can make a real statement when they frame a door way. Two matching planters, particularly if they have height and stature can make a wonderful first impression of your home. We love these tall, tapered zinc planters in a contemporary teal finish, the perfect finishing touch to this front garden design we completed in Bridge of Allan.

Zinc pots planted with box balls give a contemporary look

Zinc pots planted with box balls give a contemporary look

These tall copper planters have been planted with ilex topiary, making a real statement. The Christmas wreath complements them perfectly…

Tall copper pots with cloud topiary creates a strong look

Tall copper pots with cloud topiary creates a strong look

More copper planters, this time in a rectangular shape to complement this front garden design in Stirling…

Rectangular copper planters create a warm welcome

Rectangular copper planters create a warm welcome

Adding height

Tall planters are a great way of creating height and interest in a garden. We particularly like to group them to make a strong statement. In this front garden in Stirling we grouped three together in front of the client’s window and planted them with grasses so she could enjoy them all year round.

Three ceramic planters look great grouped together providing year round interest

Three ceramic planters look great grouped together providing year round interest

Creating repetition

In this back garden in Stirling we repeated the same planter in different parts of the garden to create repetition and a modern finish to the garden design…

Tall stone planters create a contemporary look to tie in with the garden design and new house extension

Tall stone planters create a contemporary look to tie in with the garden design and new house extension

Mix of styles

A garden can have a mix of different types of pots if they are selected carefully. In this large garden design we completed in Perth they had the space to carry off several pots including ceramic style filled with topiary, urn styles planted with phormium repeated around the garden and a beautiful art deco style pot to reflect the style of the house…

An eclectic mix of pots can work well in a garden to create features in different areas

An eclectic mix of pots can work well in a garden to create features in different areas

Adding colour

Pots are a great way to add colour to the garden and there are some amazing plastic pots at great prices available. These pink pots provide an immediate splash of colour as well as making a statement by adding several into an area. Pots are also a great way to plant something you might not be able to plant in the ground. These pots have blueberries in them which require ericaceous soil as well as protection in winter – no problem when they are in a pot!…

Pink plastic pots are a cheap but effective way to add colour to a garden

Pink plastic pots are a cheap but effective way to add colour to a garden

If you want some advice on how to add some new planters into your garden and what to plant in them then please get in touch.

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