Smart outdoor planters to make life in the garden even better!

Keep your plants happy and healthy the easy way with these clever containers.

lechuza self watering planter with colourful flowers in a sunny garden

by Angela Kenny |

Shop our pick of the best smart outdoor planters below.

Ceramic Plant Pot Hideaway in Grey

Grey plant pot with hideaway for keys and money

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Hidden depths Remove the top planter and you have the perfect place to hide valuables from prying eyes or to stash garden snips. H15.5cm.

Plastic Table Planter with LED Light in White

White planter on garden bench with light

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Light duties When evening falls, your fave patio plant will be the centre of attention with this potu2019s inbuilt, cable-free u2013 and super-stylish! u2013 solar light. H61cm.

White Poly-Terrazzo Cube Planter

White planter with box ball

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Rock solid Made from polystone, this good-looking pot is as sleek and tough as a stone planter but without the weight. H40cm.

Recyclable polyethylene Newgarden Ficus Solar Smarttech Plant Pot

Purple light up planters in garden at night

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Bright spark Illuminate your space and plants with a choice of 13 colours, alongside four flash settings via remote control. Small H59cm, £105, and Large H79cm, £120.

Plastic Lechuza-Puro Color 20 White, with water level indicator

Round white planter on wooden stump in sunny garden

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On another level Let this pot do the watering for you via the built-in reservoir. H16m.

Polypropylene Downpipe Plant Pot Charcoal

Grey planter for drainpipes

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Pipe dream Fill with blooms and place at the base of your pipe to hide ugly drains. H32.2cm.

Recycled Plastic Loft Urban Round Wheels 50 in Vintage Blue

Blue planter on wheels

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On a roll Invisible wheels mean this pot can be moved easily u2013 perfect if you need to rearrange your patio for garden parties! H44cm.

Corsica Door Stopper in Cherry Red

Red doorstop planter outside patio door

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Pretty doorstop Slot your door into the potu2019s groove to hold it open on windy days. H20cm.

The Green Pot

Pots hanging on wall in garden

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Go green If youu2019re short on floor space or simply want to brighten up a wall or fence, these eco-friendly acylic pots are perfect. You can pretty much grow what you want in them from strawberries to decorative grass, and they wonu2019t fade or get mouldy. H16cm.

Conical Eco Planter in Concrete Grey

Grey cone planter with box ball

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Eco boost Made from recycled bottles, with a natural stone look, this pot is shock u2013 and shatterproof u2013 UV- and frost-resistant. H35cm.

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