The 9 Best Planter Urns
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in March of 2020. Planter urns bridge the artistry of antiquity and the ingenuity of modern materials, tying together indoor and outdoor spaces with ornamental pieces that are well suited to house some of Mother Nature's most beautiful creations. Whether planting flowers or training topiary shrubs, these elegant receptacles are sure to please both professional and amateur horticulturalists alike. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
June 11, 2021:
We're happy to report that our previous selections are all still great choices. Both the Novelty Grecian and Novelty Classic are as simple and affordable as they come and are engineered to resist damage from the elements. If you want some taller and a bit more elegant, consider the H Potter Rustic or FCMP Outdoor Heritage. Alternatively, the Christopher Knight Moroccan is made from real stone and is actually quite reasonably priced for such high-quality material.
March 22, 2020:
If you aren’t purchasing artificial plants or trees to go along with your urn planter, don’t forget to make a checklist of handy items that might help you along. While you don’t necessarily need a whole gardening kit to get the job done, you should consider getting a small trowel for shoveling soil so you don’t end up using a large spoon or cake slicer like I always find myself doing when planting. If you’re planting multiple items in one or several urns and want to keep track, using garden markers never hurts.
While the FCMP Outdoor Heritage and H Potter Rustic stretch the definition of “urn” when it comes to planters, both share many of the traits that define the genre, and would be used in essentially the same situations, fulfilling the same function, so it felt like they wanted to be on the list. While I would have liked to include more designs with attractive relief work such as the Christopher Knight Moroccan, verifying the quality and reception of many offerings proved difficult.
The Home Depot While it might seem like a no-brainer, The Home Depot has a great selection of urn planters made from a range of materials, many of which have been decently vetted by other customers. Since they've got plenty of brick and mortar stores, you could even go out and take a look at your options in person before settling. homedepot.com
Amedeo Design In addition to a section dedicated completely to customizable planter urns, this purveyor of classically inspired containers also does fountains, statues, and other decorative pieces. Each design is crafted from a strong and lightweight trademarked material that is reparable and backed by a lifetime guaranty and warranty. amedeodesign.com