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Best window sill planters: keep your windows bright with these plant boxes

You don’t need outdoor space to make your house greener

  • Abha Shah
  • Monday 20 April 2020 09:38

If you live in a small flat or house, you needn’t give up on the dream of growing your own fruit, veg or herbs, or tending to small plants.

Anyone with a window or small balcony can set about creating a miniature green space without having access to a proper garden.

Designed to sit on your sill or hang outside your window using hooks, there are plenty of window boxes and planters to breathe life into your home. Aside from looking pretty, if you choose to grow your own veggies, you’ll have the added benefit of having a ready supply of fresh food for next to nothing.

Prefer the idea of growing bright flowering plants instead? The right planters can help you do that too, housing and nurturing small seeds until they’re in full bloom.

Window planters are also a great way to teach children about growing plants, helping to instil a healthy respect and understanding for food and flowers at a young age.

From pots to adorn your windowsill to deep fill baskets that allow plenty of room for roots to breathe and grow, scroll on to see our edit of the best planters for your windows.

Noor Galvanized Free Standing Rectangular Low Plant Stand, Stone & Black

A sleek and elegant design, this planter would look fantastic in city and country gardens alike. With a white tub and black metal frame, the low-standing design is ideal to partition your outside space or simply bring some greenery to a balcony. Measures 30 x 70 x 35cm.

Zinc Metal Tray

Give the slimmest ledges a green makeover with super skinny trays, great for holding tiny pots of succulents or young herbs. The long troughs are finished with a protective powder finish to ensure they’re completely watertight.

Measures: 61cm x 9cm x 4cm.

Leon Orange and green metal window box planter

There’s nothing wallflower-like about this statement planter: in orange and green, you’ll be able to admire this metal rectangular window box a mile off giving it the added benefit of being an easy reference point for future Uber drivers. Aside from the bold palette, the planter is ideal for growing herbs of all kinds, offering a quick and easy way to pep up home-cooked meals.

Measures: W45.5 x H15.5 x D12cm.

Orla Kiely 3 Herb Pots & Tray

Grow rosemary, thyme, parsley and other herbs in style with celebrated designer Orla Kiely’s trio of herb pots. The set comes with a white tray to keep the look sweet and chic.

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Emsa 956751200 LANDHAUS Window Box

We adore this kitsch high-quality plastic design, mainly because the white picket fence gives it a look of cartoon-like perfection. It doesn’t come with wall fittings so we suggest setting this on your window sill and filling with bright flowers or easy-growing plants like strawberries or tomatoes.

Measures: 75 x 20 x 16cm.

Ferm Living Raised Metal Plant Box – Rose

Designed to sit on the wall next to your window or brighten up a small balcony, this planter comes on a narrow metal stand that’s sturdier than it looks. Fill the inside with pots of houseplants and herbs or fill with compost to allow flowering plants to fully bloom.

Greenhouse Planter

No space for a greenhouse? No problem! This cute planter turns the tables (and the dimensions) on having a full-size hot house of your own by being decorated like one instead. Fill with fragrant coriander, rosemary or mint and set by your kitchen window, ready for plucking when the recipe calls.

Indoor Allotment

A fun gift for a friend, or perhaps just something to encourage you to cook more, this mini herb house offers you the chance to grow some ingredients without the need for a garden or allotment. It comes with soil pellets and seeds so all you need to do is set it up on your kitchen window sill and watch your fragrant garden grow. Charlie Dimmock would be proud.

The Little Botanical New Home Bundle

Recently welcomed your very own green team into your home? You’ll need to house them in something other than those flimsy plastic pots online bought plants generally get delivered in. Luckily John Lewis has the solution with this bundle of five stylish pots, an online exclusive.The pots are all different sizes, giving you the option to place them inside or out. They’re great for first time gardeners, allowing you to grow smaller plants such as herbs, chilli plants, peace lilies or geranium.

Lechuza Colour Balconera 80cm Slate Self Watering Balcony & Window Box

You may not have enough room to swing a cat in it, but you can transform the look of the tiniest balconies or windows with this smart plant box, which has a self-watering system to keep plants hydrated to exactly the right level.

The only downside is that brackets are sold separately so you’ll need to spend a bit extra if you pictured this sitting outside your window. However it does a superb job growing herbs and things like strawberries and chillies on the windowsill.

Measures: 78.7 x 17.8 x 17.8cm.

Terango Fibre Cement Window Planter, Grey

There’s no need to worry about the wind blowing this planter down; made from concrete, it’s durable and long-lasting while the shape keeps its look one of contemporary cool. Use it to grow strawberries and tomatoes or simply give your trailing houseplants an industrial-chic home.

Measures 14 x 50 x 18cm.

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If you live in a small flat or house, you needn’t give up on the dream of growing your own fruit, veg or herbs, or tending to small plants. Anyone with a window or small balcony can set about creating a miniature green space without having access to a proper garden. Designed to sit on your sill or hang outside your window using hooks, there are plenty of window boxes and

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Windowsill Planter is perfect for herb gardens, windowsills and deck perimeters Start seedlings inside and move outside