Outdoor Garden Columns

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Outdoor garden columns will add a classic and sophisticated touch to your backyard or patio area. You can either decide to have them as a primarily decorative item, a functional piece, or… both! In fact, shorter garden columns can easily be used as plant stands, too. Depending on what you had in mind for your garden, get inspired by the varied selection of columns and pedestals that we’ve put together for you.

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Greek column pedestal

Greek column pedestal

Astoria Grand

40” in height, this outdoor garden column is made of durable and weather-resistant resin in a classic white finish.

Designer Advice:

You could use it on its own or perhaps purchase two and place them on the opposite sides of your outdoor steps, a bench, or other elements or furniture pieces that you’d like to emphasize. The medium height and flat top make it a strategic spot to display urns or flower pots, too.

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Tall garden column

Tall garden column

Astoria Grand

While it’s also available in four smaller sizes, it’s the 72” model of this outdoor garden column that will immediately catch your attention, and the channeling of its body gives it an even more slender appearance.

Designer Advice:

Its majestic height and timeless look make it a wise choice to elevate your outdoor setting or event. While it’s a bit too tall to place a vase on its top safely, you could still decorate its body with climbing plants, lights, or ribbons depending on the occasion.

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Set of two decorative pillars for plants
Herrera 2 Piece Sculpture Set
Herrera 2 Piece Sculpture Set
Herrera 2 Piece Sculpture Set
Herrera 2 Piece Sculpture Set
Herrera 2 Piece Sculpture Set

Set of two decorative pillars for plants

The Twillery Co.®

Just over 40” in height, this set of garden columns delights us with a highly decorative carved base, topping it up with an elaborate Corinthian order and a spacious surface.

Designer Advice:

There are lots of ways to use this versatile set in your garden, but we especially recommend placing the two columns on both sides of a specific element or one behind the other on steps of different heights. If you purchase two sets, you can easily decorate an entire staircase or path, creating a magical walk for you and your guests.

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Corinthian Roman pillar for garden
Corinthian Pillars Pedestal
Corinthian Pillars Pedestal

Corinthian Roman pillar for garden

Design Toscano

Available in 29” or as an even taller 39” design, this white resin outdoor garden column looks as if it was stolen from an actual temple.

Designer Advice:

What stands out the most are the elaborate carvings of its Corinthian top, the most decorative out of the three classical orders. Use it to introduce a sophisticated but timeless touch in your garden, especially as an opulent plant stand. 

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Double outdoor garden columns

Double outdoor garden columns

With a natural texture that looks just like real bronze, this outdoor garden column set is actually made of a lightweight and durable resin polymer. It measures 32” in height and is 48” long.

Designer Advice:

You can use these double columns for landscaping, accenting a specific area or creating a particularly charming corner, perhaps with the addition of some flower pots or climbing plants.

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Small Greek outdoor garden column
Schutt Pillars Greek Columns Statue
Schutt Pillars Greek Columns Statue

Small Greek outdoor garden column

One Allium Way®

Made of white resin, this outdoor garden pedestal is only 2.7” tall, and yet it still showcases an eye-catching top and the iconic classic channeling on its body.

Designer Advice:

This model is a humble budget-friendly alternative that will still look impressive in your garden, especially when used as a plant stand. 

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Marble and resin column pedestal with wide top surface
Roman Corinthian Capital Architectural Pedestal
Roman Pedestal
Roman Pedestal
Roman Pedestal
Roman Pedestal

Marble and resin column pedestal with wide top surface

Design Toscano

Combining these two materials in a charming beige finish, this garden column pillar embraces the simpler but timeless Doric order, creating pleasant horizontal and vertical lines.

Designer Advice:

It’s fairly small (18”), but the wide 16” top is perfect to use as a side table: for example, you could place it on the outside of your seating area to keep a drink always at hand while elevating the entire garden. Obviously, it’ll work just as well as a plant stand, too.

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Roman pillar for garden
Roman Empire Column Pedestal
Roman Empire Column Pedestal
Roman Empire Column Pedestal

Roman pillar for garden

Design Toscano

17” in width and depth and available as a 15” or a taller 25” model, this outdoor garden column nods to Roman history and European architecture with a Tuscan touch. It consists of white resin made to look like marble.

Designer Advice:

We recommend this model if you’d like to add a timeless vibe to your garden, regardless of whether you’re planning on using it on its own or to place a plant on its wide top surface. 

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Small roman column plant stand
Kloss Column Pedestal
Kloss Column Pedestal
Kloss Column Pedestal
Kloss Column Pedestal

Small roman column plant stand

Ophelia & Co.

Made of white ceramic in an antique and distressed finish, this short outdoor garden column is only 7” in height but wide enough for most vases.

Designer Advice:

Its design and finish are perfect to help it stand out against both table surfaces and grass, so it’s an extremely versatile option that you’ll get to move around as often as you wish whenever you feel like redecorating your outdoor area. 

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Double outdoor garden columns in a dark design
Alcivar Garden Columns

Double outdoor garden columns in a dark design

Arlmont & Co.

This 48” set of two outdoor garden columns features a top surface with carved sides and a dark bronze finish.

Designer Advice:

As you’ve probably noticed by now, most pedestals involve white designs to nod to Greek and Roman columns. If you think they’d look out of place based on your existing furniture or decorative elements, this model can be a refreshing change.

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Outdoor Garden Columns

Buying Guide

In their various forms, garden columns pedestals are elements for decorating the exterior of your home. Put potted plants or sculpture on them to make an attractive display. Their style derives from the towering columns of ancient Greece that supported temples and public buildings.

In the United States, common styles adapted from the Greeks that you are likely to see are:

  • Ionic
  • Doric
  • Corinthian

In fact, many early American architects were so impressed with the Greek styles that they incorporated them into important public buildings. The White House, Jefferson Memorial and Union Station, for example, were built using Ionic columns.

And Doric columns grace the Lincoln Memorial in addition to many public schools, libraries and government buildings. Corinthian columns are part of the architecture of the New York Stock Exchange. Columns in this style are the simplest of the three, the top being plain and the shaft or main part being fluted.

The elements of Corinthian columns are the most ornate of the three. The Greeks included elaborate sculpted details of native acanthus leaves and flowers at the top of the fluted columns of this type. Some American architects substituted images of our native species: tobacco plants, thistles and corn cobs.

Most of today’s garden columns pedestals are made for the outdoors, although one gray-colored variety for the interior is made from resin. Another short, stocky one made of solid marble has an ancient, weathered look and it definitely has a place in your yard. One suggestion for how to use it is to let ivy grow over it. While that one has no top, it is fluted. Another cream-colored item falls into the Greek vein because it has a Corinthian column.

Mosaic garden columns pedestals present a contemporary look and add color and texture to a yard. One comes with tiles in white, gray, black and rust. Available in several heights, it adds interest by breaking up the monotony. Another choice comes covered in navy blue and light blue pieces of glass. Though the glass may suggest delicacy, the core of this item is metal.

Perhaps a pedestal made with plaster, a material used by the ancients, and finished in reddish brown invites your eye. Garden columns pedestals can beautify a porch, and they are available in white in several styles, not all of them with an Ancient Greek theme. Most are in a simple style with no fluting. They will add simplicity, grace, and elegance to your porch.

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Kenroy Home 60084 Fluted Column Garden Ornament

Durable resin finish, designed to withstand outdoor environment and soft coastal colors of this fluted column make it a great proposition for one's garden decor. It has the size of 11 x 11 x 25 inches.

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Beautiful garden pedestal column fascinates and creates a unique style in the backyard. The whole is fantastic and makes the garden takes with its unique style and character. A solid base adds all the strength and is phenomenal.

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Ionic indoor outdoor pedestal column

Ionic Indoor Outdoor Pedestal Column

Porch columns

Porch columns

If you would like to feel like in an ancient Greek or Roman garden - you can try to add to your veranda or garden such milky-white garden columns pedestals. They maintain the order and roofs in a dignified way.

Pedestal

Pedestal

White garden column pedestal

White garden column pedestal

The slender garden pedestal column is a perfect element of the backyard. The whole is interestingly designed to be stylish and beautifully presented among the greenery of the yard. The ideal solution for any garden.

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The garden column pedestal looks like a real replica of the Greek, Corinthian or Doric residences of the rulers. Greek temples were famous for their Eminence also thanks to the flowers that can be seen and in this case, when they hang from a stone column.

Reversible Column Gazing Globe Pedestal Stand

Reversible Column Gazing Globe Pedestal Stand

This made stylish columned pedestal was made of extremely durable resin and plastic. Beautiful decoration and tasteful finish makes it perfectly find in any interior. This will serve as a basis for flowers, decorations or independent work of art.

Greek Column Pedestal

Greek Column Pedestal

This made Greek-style pedestal was made of extremely durable resin. Beautiful decoration and tasteful finish makes it perfectly find in any interior. This will serve as a basis for flowers, decorations or independent work.

Woodland wonder 3 piece henderson plant stand set

Woodland wonder 3 piece henderson plant stand set

A set of three plant stands made of wood with metal elements is a beautiful composition that captivates and perfectly matches the stylish interior design. The active form will be tested on plants or candles.

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Embodying the best features of the antique design, this white garden column pedestal is designed to add a classic appeal to the space. Its ornamental design refers to the ancient monuments.

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A magnificent decoration for indoors, that will be one of the most eye-catching pieces in your antique-looking bedroom. The plant stand is made in shape of a beautiful Greek column, with wonderful sculpting and scrollwork.

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Buff Outdoor Garden Pedestal for Sculptures, Planters and Urns ...

French Chic Garden Pedestal

French Chic Garden Pedestal

Grand pair of lapis lazuli columns from a unique collection

Grand Pair of Lapis Lazuli Columns | From a unique collection of antique and modern pedestals and columns at

Cheap pedestals stands columns

Cheap Pedestals Stands Columns

Musical Cherubs Garden Pedestal

Musical Cherubs Garden Pedestal

Resin column pedestal

When you think about organizing plants in your garden, you have to see this pedestal. Made of classic marble, so it will compose very well into each rockery. If you use ivy, it will become invisible in a few months.

Pub style table with 4 chairs

Somewhere in Paris boutique hotel, we can find such a garden columns pedestal table and chairs set. It has a vintage blueish character. It refers to Greek temples. However, pub chairs made of wrought iron have a delicate French sculpting on the open back.

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Many people think that creating compositions from flowers, shrubs, and architectural elements seems to be high art. The fountain with a Renaissance maiden is surrounded by 4 decorative garden columns pedestals made of stone, that serve as the base for flowers.

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Baby's breath on columns leading to an arc of chairs

French plant stand

Urn - Wollerton Old Hall Gardens…Repeat, so sorry…….hard to beat a great pot and a great boxwood!

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Practical and impressive additions are garden pots - in this case, they are enclosed in ceramic and stone garden columns pedestals, creating a mosaic of mirrored and ceramic fragments. In various sizes and widths in the earth and stones shades.