Corten Steel Planters from London Stone

London Stone's premium collection of Corten steel planters will enhance your outdoor living spaces. Our Corten planters are crafted exclusively for London Stone, ensuring a unique blend of style, durability, and functionality. Whether you're looking to create a stunning focal point, a charming herb garden, or a bespoke contemporary seating area, our metal planters offer versatile solutions to suit your needs. Starting from just £55.00 + VAT, our metal garden planters will make a chic addition to your outdoor space.

Low Maintenance with Built-in Drainage

London Stone’s metal garden planters are designed with practicality in mind. Featuring plugged drainage holes, our planters ensure optimal water management for your plants. Additionally, once weathered, they require no maintenance, allowing you to enjoy their aesthetic appeal without the hassle of constant upkeep. Simply choose your plants, plant them up, using our handy video guide, and let nature take care of the rest.

Modular Sizes for Creative Combinations

Available in modular sizes across a wide range of shapes (Cubes, Troughs, or Straight or Tapered Cylinders), our metal planters offer endless possibilities for creative arrangements. Pair different sizes together to craft an appealing display or a striking feature that complements your garden's design. Whether you prefer symmetrical layouts or a more eclectic mix, our planters can be combined to suit your personal style.

High Stock Levels and Short Lead Times

We understand the importance of timely delivery for your landscaping projects, so we maintain substantial stock levels of our metal planters, enabling us to provide swift delivery with short lead times (next day delivery is often available if ordering before 1 p.m.). This ensures that you can proceed with your garden transformation without unnecessary delays, enjoying the beauty and functionality of your new planters in no time.

Weathered Finish and Placement Considerations

Our planters are supplied part-weathered to provide an instant touch of rustic charm. However, it's essential to place them on gravel or pebbles rather than directly on paving to avoid potential staining. This thoughtful positioning ensures that your planters age gracefully while maintaining the pristine condition of your paving.

Sleek Design with Hidden Feet

Designed with hidden feet, our metal planters are elevated slightly off the ground, creating a sleek 'shadow gap'. This subtle feature adds a modern touch to your outdoor space, giving the planters an almost ‘floating’ appearance that enhances their overall aesthetic. The hidden feet also facilitate better air circulation and drainage, contributing to the health of your plants.

Versatile Applications for Stunning Features

London Stone's metal planters are not just containers for plants; they are versatile elements that can transform your outdoor area into a stylish sanctuary. Here are a few inspiring ideas:

  • Bespoke Seating: Arrange multiple planters as part of a custom seating area, perfect for relaxing and enjoying your garden.
  • Statement Entrances: Position planters at the entrance of your home to make a bold statement and welcome guests by stylishly framing your property entrance.
  • Climbing Plants Support: Place planters in front of a trellis to encourage climbing plants like clematis, to grow, adding vertical interest and greenery to your space.
  • Herb Gardens: Use planters to cultivate a variety of herbs, providing fresh ingredients for your culinary creations right on your doorstep.

A Quick Seasonal Planting Guide for the UK

Choosing the right plants for each season ensures a vibrant and thriving garden year-round. Here’s a seasonal planting guide to help you make the most of your London Stone Corten steel planters:


Spring is a time of renewal and growth. Fill your planters with early bloomers like daffodils, tulips, and crocuses to bring a burst of colour. Add in some evergreen shrubs for year-round structure and texture. Herbs like parsley, chives, and mint can also be planted in early spring.


Summer is the peak growing season, perfect for a diverse range of plants. Consider vibrant flowers like petunias, geraniums, and marigolds for a colourful display. Vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce thrive in the summer heat. Additionally, aromatic herbs like basil, rosemary, and thyme can be added for both beauty and culinary use.


As temperatures begin to cool, switch to hardy plants that can withstand the approaching chill. Autumn is ideal for planting pansies, violas, and chrysanthemums for continued colour. Ornamental grasses and sedums provide texture and interest. This is also a good time to plant spring bulbs like tulips and daffodils for next year’s display.


Winter doesn’t have to mean a dull garden. Use your planters for evergreen plants such as boxwood, holly, and winter heather to maintain greenery. Winter-flowering plants like cyclamen and hellebores add a splash of colour. You can also use this time to plant garlic and onions for harvesting in the spring.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do the planters come fully assembled?

Our metal planters are delivered in ready-to-use condition, requiring no additional assembly. Simply place them in your desired location and start planting. Remember to remove the plugs in the drainage holes before planting, to assist with drainage.

Do you charge for delivery?

Our planters are delivered using a trusted third-party haulage partner, and carry a standard £10.00 + VAT delivery charge. We do not charge extra for next day delivery of planters (if available).

Can I paint the metal planters?

While our planters are designed to develop a natural weathered finish, you can paint them if desired. Ensure you use a paint suitable for metal and outdoor use to achieve the best results.

Do you offer bespoke sizes?

We can offer bespoke sizing. Please contact our sales team via email to discuss your requirements further.

How do I prevent staining on my paving?

To avoid staining, place the planters on a bed of gravel or pebbles rather than directly on paving or decking. This will allow water to drain away and prevent any potential discoloration. Once the planters are fully weathered, the planters could be placed onto paving or decking, but take extra care to ensure that they do not stain the surface they’re sat on. We would always err on the side of caution though and still recommend that the planters are not placed on paving.

Are the planters frost-resistant?

Yes, our metal planters are designed to withstand a range of weather conditions, including frost. However, ensure proper drainage to avoid water accumulation, which could cause damage in freezing temperatures.

Can I use the planters indoors?

While primarily designed for outdoor use, our metal planters can be used indoors, if desired. Ensure they are placed in a well-ventilated area and use saucers or trays to catch any excess water.

How do I clean the planters?

Once weathered, our metal planters require minimal maintenance. If needed, you can clean them with a soft brush and mild soapy water. Avoid abrasive cleaners that may damage the finish.

What sizes are available?

Our metal planters come in various modular sizes, allowing you to mix and match to create your desired layout. Please refer to our size guides on the product page for specific dimensions.

As a rough guide, the smallest cube planter we supply is 300 x 300 x 300mm, and the largest trough planter is 1200 x 800 x 400mm (W x H x D). Cylindrical planters are supplied with a maximum height of 500mm as a straight shape, and 600mm as a tapered planter.

I’m looking for inspiration for my garden project, can you help?

Absolutely! We’ve created a dedicated garden design inspiration hub, where you can discover a whole host of gardens which feature London Stone materials. From large, contemporary gardens, to smaller, more traditional schemes, as well as driveways and front gardens, your creative juices are sure to get flowing!

Our wide range of hard landscaping materials can also be viewed at our inspirational showrooms, which are located nationwide. We invite you to experience these inspirational, relaxed spaces, open six days a week, with complimentary refreshments, and free customer Wi-Fi.

How do I contact London Stone?

Our expert, friendly team are on-hand to answer any questions you have. The best way to contact us is via our WhatsApp Chat service, where you can quickly reach our dedicated, departmental team members.

If WhatsApp isn’t your preferred method of communication, then there are plenty of other ways to contact us.

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