Terracotta garden pots and planters are always a good idea for indoor
and outdoor gardening (just be sure to bring them indoors in the winter, unless they’re marked “frost-proof”). Here are 1o of our favorites in various sizes and shades:
Above: A six-sided Terracotta Herb Pot handmade in France by Poterie Redan is €16 from Manufactum. Nestle seven together to create a honeycomb-like cluster. Above: Hand-crafted in Italy, the Bergs Palace Pot and Saucer is inspired by a similar design at Denmark’s Fredensborg Palace around 1860; $18 to $128 at Terrain. Above: Connecticut potter Guy Wolff designed the Hartford Pot for terracotta importer Seibert & Rice. Made by hand in Impruneta, Italy, the pot is 16 inches tall, frost-proof, and $500 at Seibert & Rice. Above: Designed by Bloomist and made from local terra-cotta clay by artisans at the Atuto Group in Honduras, the Studio Planter comes in a greenwash (pictured) and a whitewash; $20 to $32 at Bloomist. (Metal stands sold separately.) Above: Handmade by Goicoechea Poterie in France using Basque clay from Navarre, a Cuvier Contemporain planter is available in six sizes at prices ranging from €41 to €335 depending on size. Above: The Lali Mini Terracotta Pots are perfect for small succulents and other tiny plants; $£7 at Rowen & Wren. Above: We like the traditional shape of the Lemon Pot from Whichford Pottery in Warwickshire, England. The family business produces the pot in six sizes, ranging in price from £26.50 to £560.
Above: The tall Vaso Alto Liscio, by Benocci Maurizio, comes in two sizes (60 cm and 70 cm) and two colors; $325 and $475 at the Terrace Gardener. Above: Connecticut-based Frances Palmer is one of our favorite ceramists; her No. Two Tom Pots are 6 inches wide and 7 inches tall and available for $150 each from Frances Palmer Pottery. Above: The #6 Cotswold Pot features crimped pastry roping inspired by English flowerpots from the Cotswold region; $44.80 at Wakefield Handmade.
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