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Our range of contemporary Corten steel planters are perfect for modern gardens and can combine a robust welded steel frame with our intricate fretwork patterns. Hand fabricated to order in the UK, these high-quality planters are made to last.

Our trellis planters are more than just a box. Freestanding, they can be placed anywhere in your garden, with a stunning decorative screen that doubles as a trellis for your climbing plants. Created using Corten steel, these planters are made to last and are fully recyclable. Transform your garden with freestanding planters and trellis panels today.

Corten steel planters for your garden

S&G Garden planters are able to withstand all weather conditions, especially in the UK. Our trellis planters are made of robust Corten steel, which is extremely durable and zero maintenance. The rust patina of this material will sit well in any garden design and will look stunning during the day and at night. Corten Steel is a structural steel that reacts to the environment by developing a protective rich rusted patina which helps the material stay strong and last for many years. Corten has been a material of choice by architects and engineers for many years due to its longevity and zero maintenance. Our Corten planters are delivered in their raw grey steel state and will gradually develop to a vibrant rust followed by a deep rich patina which sits beautifully in the garden. You can speed up this process by spraying with a natural salt water, no need to use any harsh chemicals.

Designed to stand on their own, these planters can be placed anywhere in the garden. Our trellis planters can feature any design from our extensive pattern library to help you coordinate your new planter with our decorative garden trellis range.

If you haven’t seen a pattern you like, don’t worry. We also offer bespoke services to help you create the perfect planter for your home. No matter the size of the project, from a single feature panel to an entire development, we can help.

Robust Corten steel frame

Corten steel has become extremely popular due to its durability and stunning appearance. This low maintenance metal makes it the ideal choice for planters and trellises. Robust enough to withstand the changeable British weather conditions, it will slowly turn from a grey metal to a rusty brown, adding a weathered effect to any garden.

Long-term investments in your garden

One of the advantages of using Corten steel to create garden planters is that they look great and are extremely durable, making them the perfect long-term investment in your garden aesthetic. Corten steel is also recyclable and sustainable, so it is ideal for anyone with a more eco-conscious mindset looking to transform their garden.

Freestanding for placement anywhere

Installing a planter into your garden can be challenging, especially if your design changes over time. This is why our Corten steel planters are freestanding. They do not need fixing to the ground, making it easy to place them, but they are robust enough to stay firmly in place.

Choose a pattern or create a bespoke design

Here at Stark & Greensmith, we pride ourselves on our extensive collection of designs in our pattern library. Our patterns have been designed to suit all tastes and styles, making it easy for you to match your new trellis planter with your current fencing. If you haven’t seen a design you like, we can work with you to create bespoke planters. Simply contact our team today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a trellis planter?

A trellis planter is a combined trellis and planter box. The planter box has space for a variety of plants in it, though is primarily designed for climbing plants. These planter boxes are then fixed to a trellis, which acts as a backplate to the box, a feature wall, or a structure for the plants to climb. A trellis planter combines these two elements to save you valuable space.

Can you hang plants on a trellis?

Trellises are excellent for plants, especially climbing plants. You can guide the plants along the trellis with hooks to secure them in place, or you can even add trellis pots to create a unique look. A trellis planter is often the best solution, giving your climbing plants a solid base to grow from.

What can I use instead of hanging baskets in my garden?

Hanging baskets look great in gardens, but they might not suit everyone. Heavy winds can displace them easily, and maintaining the plants within can be challenging. This is why trellis planters are great alternatives. They are sturdy enough to withstand high winds and give your climbing plants the structure they need to grow.

Are trellis planters a good idea?

If you want to introduce climbing plants to your garden but don’t have the grass or soil available, trellis planters are an excellent choice. They can be installed onto paved areas of the garden or decking, giving your plants the space they need to grow and flourish.

How do I get plants to climb a trellis?

Training your plants to climb is easy when you have the right equipment. Using supports and ties, you can hold the stems in place along the trellis. Over time the plants will climb the structure, creating a stunning visual effect.