Add an earthy and elegant note to your garden with a bronze-finished planter. Here are ten to consider:
(N.B: Solid bronze planters are available, but they are weighty in both pounds and price. Our roundup includes planters made of a variety of accessible materials finished with a bronze patina.)
Above: Scottish designer Kenneth Topp’s company Bronzino makes by hand garden planters in solid copper and zinc using historic metalworking techniques. We particularly like the Sylvan Ribbed Planter in bronze finish on copper, available in single (L) or two-ribbed (R) versions. The single-ribbed planter is £534 and the small two-ribbed planter is £660 through Bronzino.
Above: The terra cotta Bronze Egg Planters have a metallic bronze glaze. Available in four sizes ranging from small (8 by 9 inches) to extra-large (18.5 by 18.5 inches), and priced from $29 to $170 at Detroit Garden Works.
Above: Square tapered planters stand in a row. For a similar look, consider the Chelsea Tapered Planter available in an old bronze finish. Made of a textured robust resin that is color- and crack-guaranteed for ten years, it is available in three sizes starting at 31 inches in height for $223 at Urban Pot.
Above: The Trellis & Trugs Bronze Planter IV is the real deal. Crafted by European artisans of bronze, it measures 38 inches tall and 26 inches in diameter. Contact Trellis & Trugs for pricing and ordering information.
Above: The Asian Ceramics V-Shaped Planters glazed in bronze from Los Angeles-based A Plant Affair. Contact A Plant Affair for pricing and ordering information.
Above: The Aros Bronze Planter Bowl is made of reinforced fiberglass finished in bronze that will develop a patina over time. Measuring 24 inches in diameter and 10 inches tall, it is $270 (on sale) from Brown & Jordan.
Above: The Bronze-Tone Metal Windowbox is made of galvanized steel powder coated with a bronze metallic finish. Available in a variety of lengths from 24 inches and up, at prices starting at $72 from Windowbox.
Above: The Bronze Modern Cube Planter is made from rust-resistant aluminum. The bronze finish is a powder coat with the appearance of architectural bronze in a matte finish. Available in three sizes with or without drain holes. The small size is 18 inches square and is $449 at Pure Modern.
Above: Crescent’s traditionally shaped Madison Planter in old bronze finish is a high-quality lightweight resin. Available in several sizes starting at 14 inches tall for $59.99 at Hayneedle.
Above: Handmade, the Talmont Planter has drainage holes to enable direct planting. Made of bronze-finished iron, it is available in three sizes ranging from 18 to 26.5 inches in diameter, and from 16 to 23 inches high; $119.99 to 239.99 at Pottery Barn.
Above: Looking large? The Geo Vase Old Penny Bronze Planters have a textured finish on a long-wearing fiberglass body. Available in four generous sizes ranging from 24 inches (small) to 59 inches tall (extra-large); $289 and up at Burke Decor.
Above: Modeled after the traditional French wooden box planters, the Bronze Versailles Planters are made of aluminum with a bronze finish. Well-suited and sized for planting citrus, topiaries, laurels, magnolias, palms, or coniferous trees, the planters include drainage holes; prices range from $545 to $859 depending on size at Restoration Hardware. Prefer the traditional wood variety? See our earlier post, A Planter with Pedigree.
Looking for a one-of-a-kind? Antique pots and planters can be sourced at shops specializing in garden antiques, including Inner Gardens, Detroit Garden Works, and Kimball & Bean Garden Antiques.
For more planter options, consider Garden Urns and Galvanized Trough Planters.
And, if you are taken with bronze for inside the home, see Casting Ancient Bronze in a Modern Light.
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