ISSUE 19  |  Master Mix

The Gardenista 100: Best Mini Potting Tables

May 09, 2016 4:00 AM

BY Michelle Slatalla

We can’t help admiring how Scandinavian gardeners have it all figured out. No matter how small their living space or how short their growing season, they make room for gardening (indoors or out).

Inspired by tiny Scandi-style potting benches,  we’ve rounded up our favorite mini potting tables to tuck into a corner. We’ll also be including one in our forthcoming Gardenista Book (to be published in October) in  the Gardenista 100, a list of our favorite design classics. (Can you guess which one?)


Above: A 22-inch-wide painted pinewood Planting Table with a water-resistant galvanized metal tabletop is 1,995 SEK ($225 US) from Garden Home. For US shoppers, it’s also available from All Modern, where the Small Zinc Work Bench is $147.99.


Above: A Larch Wood Gardener’s Table has a three-sided steel work surface and a second storage shelf with drainage holes. Measuring 35.5 inches wide and under 18 inches deep, it “will fit easily onto all but the smallest balconies.” It’s from €359 from Manufactum.


Above: An Oppotafel pine potting table with a galvanized metal dry sink (which can be removed for cleaning) is 22.8 inches wide. Designed by Esschert, it is €71.99 via Vtwonen. For US gardeners, a white Potting Table is $179.28  from Hayneedle (in gray, it’s $167).


Above: At 21 inches wide and 20 inches deep, a rustproof Aluminum Potting Bench with a front storage bin is tiny enough to tuck into any corner outdoors or in; £66.95 from Two Wests.


Above: A weather-resistant Foldaway Grow Plus Potting Bench has a 15-year guarantee and collapses for storage; £47.49 from Shed Store.