Is a stylish potting bench a luxury or a necessity? We think both. It’s a way to avoid an aching back from squatting to pot plants, a means to contain gardening mess, and a provider of outdoor storage. And a flat-top potting bench can serve double duty as an outdoor drinks station come summer. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites:
Above: Generously sized, a spruce Aldsworth Potting Table has a zinc worktop, three drawers, and a shelf. It measures about 43.3 inches long and is £300 fro m Garden Trading. Above: With a solid acacia base and a concrete worktop, an Abbott Island is a potting table on castors, to make it easy to move indoors or out; $1,624 from Pottery Barn. (Sold separately, an Abbott Hutch fits onto the back and is $624.) Above: Crafted by a German furniture maker, a Larch-Wood Gardener’s Table has a weather-resistant larch wood frame and a three-sided galvanized steel work surface with two drain holes. Measuring 39-by-35.5-by-17 inches, the table is practical but compact, perfect for a size-challenged urban garden; £378 at Manufactum. Above: A gray-stained eucalyptus Grigio Potting Table is a diminutive 27.5 inches wide. For more information and pricing, see Florenity. Above: A Preparation Table is made of European pine and has a galvanized worktop; €79.90 from Bricozor. Above: A Cedar Wood Potting Bench with Sink measures 48-by-24-by-37 inches and is $319.98 from Hayneedle. Above: Built of rot-resistant cedar, an Outdoor Potting Bench folds flat for storage; $229.99 from Hayneedle. Above: A 39.5-inch long folding wooden Potting Bench has a slatted bottom and is $40.91 from Amazon. Above: A Deluxe Potting Bench with a drawer, two shelves, and a dry sink is $77.20 from Amazon. Looking for more potting shed accoutrements? See: Above: A three-drawer Preparation Table made of European pine is a commodious 51 inches long. It has a storage shelf and a zinc-lined dry sink; €219 from Bricozor.