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Large Metal Planters

Fans of gardens and nice plants will surely like this collection. All the designs, sizes, colours and shapes of large metal planters have already inspired many people and you can also enjoy this extraordinarily rich variety. All you have to do is look at the photos and pick the design you like most.

Tara Gosselin Interior Design Expert

Our choice Best Products

Galvanized metal planters
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Who doesn’t need a proper planter? These here are large and metal, to withstand the harsh outdoor conditions. They are able to accommodate even big plants, so don’t worry – you can use them for all your garden needs.

Large metal milk jug
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A huge metal planter that is going to be one of the most distinctive additions in your garden. Made of quality metal, the planter doesn't rust, is relatively lightweight, and very easy to clean.

Large metal planters
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This great way to combine benches with large metal pots is a great way to manage space beautifully. Classic wooden benches and huge flower pots or other plants will provide a pleasant and intimate resting place.

Big metal tub
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Those large water tanks suit many purposes. One of the best ones is that they can be also used as pots, in which you can plant all sorts of greenery. They are made of galvanized metal, so you don't have to worry about their lifespan.

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Alternative for plant pots: an oversized cubic metal container accommodates lots of garden plants. Shabby finish of the galvanized steel creates a stylish I-don't-care look that exposes the natural beauty of plants.

French planters metal
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Set of two containers made of carved stone. They have shape of cylinder and metal handles. They are multi-functional - you can used them in your garden as a flower pots or in your garden, or in the kitchen to storage spices.

Large galvanized metal planters
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Authentic large vintage champagne crates repurposed to planters for outdoor use. They're made of stark wide and thick wooden planks with aslant cut ends. They have sturdy corner fittings and C-shaped handles of iron with traces of rusting.

Our advice Buying Guide

If you have limited growing space for plants, you might want to try your hand at container gardening. Large metal planters can be a good choice for planting vegetable and root crops that require deep soil for good growth. In addition, if you walk through any department or hobby store, you are probably aware that galvanized containers of all sorts are “in” this year. They go well with shabby chic, are relatively inexpensive, and are durable.

Upsides of Planting in Large Metal Planters

You can pick up large, metal planters at a very reasonable price compared to terra cotta or concrete planters. They are comparatively lightweight, are easy to clean up in the autumn after harvest and come in styles ranging from very plain to ornate. Galvanized zinc tubs are probably the least expensive metal planters, while inlaid copper or brass can be quite expensive but very beautiful.

Downsides of Planting in Large Metal Planters

The biggest problem with metal planters is that they can heat up very quickly. If the plants inside are not properly insulated, overheating can damage their roots. The heat can also cause the soil to dry out more quickly than other types of planters. If you are using conventional metal containers, such as trash cans or cattle troughs as your planters, you might get complaints from the neighbors. Check ordinances before planting.

Balancing aesthetics, frugality, and practical gardening techniques

One way to combat the tendency of large metal planters to heat up is to place a liner pot inside the metal container – inexpensive plastic pots will work. Leave some space between the inner pot and the outer one so that air can circulate. Raise the metal container off the ground to allow air to circulate beneath it, as well. Plant heat-loving plants in your metal planters, such as cacti or succulents. Add trailing vines around the edges of the planter to shade the metal and slow the heating process. Group pots so that they shade each other or place them where they will receive some protection from the sun for at least part of each day.

Not Every Large Metal Pot is Galvanized Tin

Not all metal planters are made from galvanized metal. Some are made from brass or brushed copper. These can be amazingly beautiful and add conversational value to your garden. You should also be aware, however, that brass and copper can require more maintenance than galvanized tin, and have higher theft appeal. Like their less expensive counterparts, brass and copper pots also warm up quickly in the sun, which means an insulating liner will make it easier to grow plants in them.

Large metal planters can be a splendid way to disguise the hay bale for your hay bale garden – and the hay can help with insulating plant roots from heat. All metal planters benefit from a continuous watering plan, which helps keep plant roots moist and helps with the cooling process. If you are successful with your gardening, a cluster of metal planters can be an amazing sight.

PRODUCTS & IDEAS Best Ideas

Galvanized metal planters large
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For all plant lovers, this set of 2 rectangle, galvanized planters can be a nice way to keep the plants properly displayed and planted. The planters do not rust, so you can be sure that they won't self-destruct during watering.

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Corrugated Metal Raised Garden Bed | galvanized steel garden kits easy to assemble and install. I just purchased 8 of these to see if I can fool the groundhogs once and for all!

Tall metal planters
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A magnificent copper planter for outdoor areas, especially, parks, large gardens and backyards. Its weathered design and much free space for planting various flowers make this impressive vessel is durable and easy to maintain.

Large trough planters
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Large, modern planter made of metal. This rectangular steel construction is resistant to excessive wear and it provides space for large plants. Straight, simple lines look very interesting in different stylizations.

Galvanized planters
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If you are opting for a truly country wedding, you shouldn't forget about this original way to cool your drinks. This large, galvanized metal tub is capacious enough to accommodate many bottles, and has 2 convenient handles for transport.

Large metal planters
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Large Metal Planters.

Tin planters
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Constructed of treated metal and designed in a cubical shape, each of those "rough-looking" planters is going to serve you for a long time. You can even put one on another to achieve compositions you are aiming for.

Large metal containers
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A set of industrial planter buckets, made out of iron with a grate-like pattern of holes in it and two handles. The buckets are fitted with a highly distressed coat of paint, giving the planters a vintage appearance.

Oversized planters
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Large metal planter definitely reminds us of arrangements in English gardens - its style comes from there. The style reminds us of the 20th century, along with the galvanized shape of the barrel and patina, which perfectly emphasizes its spacious interior.

Large metal tubs
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Pots for indoor and outdoor use. It is completely made of metal and fitted with convenient handles. Suitable for medium and large sized plants. Style decoration for each place according to taste.

Galvanized milk jug
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Industrial design for an urban planter trough, made out of chromed aluminium with a shiny finish and a slightly scratched surface. The metal planter is made to resemble a recycled barrel, giving it an avant-garde detail.

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Large metal trough
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Contrasting to cement and steel, this soft planted set of grass and grove in an angled corten planter creates a magnificent example of the modern landscape architecture. A contemporary inspiration for one's garden or backyard.

Large metal plant pots
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Outdoor planters made of durable metal. Designed for medium and large sized plants. Suitable for residential and commercial use.

Metal plant containers
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Simple height-varied contemporary outdoor planters made of metal (aluminium or steel) with a powder coated natural rust-looking finish. Planters have cuboidal square section bodies with rectangular walls and are equipped with drain holes.

Water troughs all in a row
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Water Troughs all in a row

Galvanized planter
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Pot mounted on wooden frame and covered with metal. Great for indoor and outdoor use. Designed for large plants. Suitable for residential and commercial premises. Traditional form and modern design.

Large galvanized metal tub
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The balcony, drowning in flowers, is the perfect place to relax. Everyone knows large metal balcony planters, here presented in three different sizes. Long metal gutters with a zinc finish, can also hang from the outside of the balcony or on the windowsill.

Galvanized tin planters
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Metal pots are very durable, but they work best at home. Metal quickly heats up in the sun and cools down deeper at lower temperatures. Anyway, large metal planters on patio beautifully reflect the strong colors of flowers.

Trough planters metal
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Digging » Stock tank planters gone wild!

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Asian-inspired Backyards | Front Yard Re-Design // love the use of succulents

Large metal tub
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Thanks to this rustic container, you can have an old-fashion garden decoration that can also be a large planter for your greenery. Constructed of galvanized metal, the planter has a bit weathered look and a capacious inside, allowing you to plant multiple plants in one place.

Galvanized steel planters
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Designed in modern style, this large planter is made of an old metal cabinet covered in an aged copper finish. The planter is durable, suitable for outdoors, and can also be a great solution to display your address numbers.

Modernica case study bowl plant pot w metal legs large
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Modernica Case Study Bowl Plant Pot w/ Metal Legs LARGE

Large metal trough planters
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Possible replacement step uprights for the back steps, rather than sleepers? This is corten steel.

Metal Cart Planter with Handle
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Metal Cart Planter with Handle
Rustic or industrial in style, combining attractive appearance with some utility: here it is, a metal cart planter that you'll love in your garden ambiance. The piece has weathered metal planter, four wheels and a handle.

Metal garden planters troughs
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Collection instead of one large. Use slate pieces instead of large rock Galvanized Planter Love | Content in a Cottage

Huge galvanized tub
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LOVE this garden screen! Ray could make this screen.

Metal tubs for planting
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..this link has great hypertufa mold ideas, extremely long slide show of containers from beginning to planted & grown including large planters shaped like human heads, very cool kc

Galvanized trough planter rectangular
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ohdeardrea: a backyard mosaic stairway diy

Galvanized steel planter
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Galvanized-metal feed troughs (with holes drilled in the bottom for drainage) are a simple way to add raised garden beds, and plants ripen quickly in the soil warmed by their reflectivity. | Photo: Jacqueline Koch |

Large galvanized planters
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Metal Urn planter

Above a galvanized planter box has rounded corners and measures
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Above: A Galvanized Planter Box has rounded corners and measures 30 ...

Basile planters pottery barn small 15 5 diameter 12 5
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Basile Planters | Pottery Barn Small: 15.5" diameter, 12.5" high Medium: 18.5" diameter, 14.5" high Large: 22" diameter, 17.75" high

Galvanized steel trough planters
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Fast Do-able DIY Projects for Your Deck or Porch via HGTV

Large tin planters
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If ever I'm in Westport, Connecticut (one never knows.....) I'm going to this store/cafe -- 'Terrain'

Another cool planter idea made from corrugated metal and angle
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Another cool planter idea - made from corrugated metal and angle iron.

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Large Planters

Tatami plate steel planters modern outdoor planters 1
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Tatami Plate Steel Planters modern-outdoor-planters

Aidan gray metal planter set eclectic indoor pots and planters
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Aidan Gray Metal Planter Set eclectic-indoor-pots-and-planters

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Galvanized Metal Tubs, Buckets, & Pails as Planters

Metal planters aluzinc garden cubed planters
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Metal Planters. Aluzinc Garden Cubed Planters.

Cube sheet metal trough planter
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Cube Sheet Metal Trough Planter