New In! Round Corten Steel Planters

Whether you’re looking for straight-sided modern lines or a traditional tapered “flower pot”, our latest Corten Steel Planters offer long-lasting style and value for money.

Tapered and Round Corten Steel Planter filled with plants sit on gravel in front of large log.
Add interest to displays with differently shaped planters. Here our 300x400mm tapered planter complements our 400x400 cylinder.

The new additions to our metal planter collection come in 6 different shapes and sizes. Height varies from 300mm to 600mm, and diameter from 300 to 500mm. We’ve chosen these dimensions, not only so the pots balance each other visually when used in a group, but also to complement our Cube and Tall Cube options. This allows you to become really creative. Thoughtful placement of a variety of shapes, sizes and groupings around the garden will result in textural and tonal detail that ties a design together.

Versatile round metal planters

Round corten steel planter filled with grasses, sitting on gravel in front of large log.
Our 400x400mm cylinder Corten Steel Planter.

Corten Steel is a fascinating material. Firmly industrial, it nevertheless slips comfortably into traditional settings. Thanks to its warm colour and organic appearance, it can be every bit at home in a cobbled courtyard as when paired with the most recent paving and cladding.

As you can see below, Aleksandra Bartczak combined Corten steel very effectively with our Silver-Grey Granite Setts in her show garden at RHS Hampton Court 2019. (Please note we do not supply the bowl shown in the picture.)

Show garden good looks

Corten Steel shallow bowl water feature set within pond edged with Silver-Grey Granite Setts. RHS Hampton Court 2019
A Corten steel water feature paired with Sawn Silver-Grey Granite Setts in the Crest Nicholson LIVEWELL Garden, RHS Hampton Court 2019. Please note we do NOT supply the bowl shown.)

Because of its versatility and good looks Corten Steel has become a stalwart of show gardens, frequently enhancing displays at RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court. It’s easy to see why. It adds texture, colour and richness wherever it’s used.

For a more contemporary feel, these rusted metal planters are ideal for pairing with our Steel Corten Luxury DesignClad, an extremely popular porcelain cladding that looks just like the real thing. Or how about varying the urban chic colours? Pop over to our report on RHS Chelsea 2018 to see how the Urban Flow Garden used Corten Steel in combination with Steel Dark DesignClad.

Wherever you decide to place your planters, you’ll be taking a leaf out of the garden designer’s book!

Planter features

400 x 500mm tapered Corten steel planter sits on gravel in front of grey weathered wooden screen.
Our 400x500mm Tapered Corten Steel Planter, expertly filled by our friends at Form Plants

Made of 2mm thick steel, these round planters are made to last. The metal is turned at the top, creating a lip that complements their proportions and making them easier to manoeuvre. Hidden block feet ensure they sit firmly, while raising them slightly above the ground. This aids drainage and means that plants won’t become waterlogged. It also means they have an attractively light feel as they appear to hover slightly above the ground.

For more information on how these planters weather, where best to place them (not on paving or decking), and for style ideas, check out Corten Steel Planters – How to Use Them in Your Garden.

Or start planning how you’d use them in your garden. Browse our full range of Corten Steel Planters now.

Published 8th June 2022
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