Our inspiration to make planter boxes began when we visited the Wellington waterfront one Sunday morning. Looking up at the balconies on the downtown apartments, we saw the various ways that the residents had brought shrubs and vegetables into their inner-city environment. Some had plastic pots, some had terracotta and others had makeshift wooden crates. It seems that everyone wanted to have some plants on their balcony but nobody could find a way to do it that had both form and function. This inspired us to make a range of attractive, high quality planter boxes that were versatile enough to fit within a balcony or courtyard setting.
Having made some large planter boxes from reclaimed Totara fence posts and battens for the Hansen’s Cafe street frontage, we felt that a similar but more refined design might suit. After working through several prototypes, we settled on the use of Ironbark reclaimed power pole cross arms combined with Redwood. The rustic character of the timber combined with the sharp contrast lines result in planter boxes with a crafted look. They will not only smarten up a balcony or courtyard but would find their place equally well either side of an entry door or even in a hotel foyer. Whether it’s a herb garden or seasonal flowers, we hope that our Planter Box range will help you to enhance the function and form of your living environment.
Small – 925h x 400w x 400d 4L self watering container
Large – 925h x 425w x 425d 10 L container
925h x 865w x 425d 34L self watering container
675h x 710w x 425d 12L self watering container
We purchased planters from Heritage Made in Kimbolton. After six months of winter and constantly outside in the weather, they are just like new. The look certainly enhances our deck, and we would recommend these unique products crafted from recycled timber by local crafters and made with pride.
Sheila and Mark