Garden potting tables to make gardening tasks easier

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Garden potting table

by Angela Kenny |
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Whether you're a keen gardener or just beginning to wiggle your green fingers, a garden potting table will help make those gardening jobs easier by providing you with a base to work from.

Designed to comfortably suit a standing person, much like a kitchen counter, a garden potting table should have a large surface area for you to work at and storage for all your gardening essentials. This could include shelves for your pots and compost bags, drawers for seeds, string, and labels, and hooks so you can quickly grab your gardening tools.

If you're on the hunt for a potting table that won't look out of place in your garden, we've found some modern, mess-free, multi-functional potting tables to suit every garden, no matter your garden space, style, or needs.

The best garden potting tables

Best potting table for easy storage

Pocket the difference Open it out on an outdoor bench, sow and repot as needed, then tuck away again until next time - the perfect potting table if you're limited on space or want to avoid getting any mess on your outdoor dining table. It's easy to unfold and comes with a side pocket to keep your seed packets handy.

Measures: H23 x W33 x D66.5cm

Best potting table with sink
HOMCOM Outdoor Potting Table Bench
Price: £79.99 (was £99.99)

Raise the bar With a slatted shelf, removable sink, blackboard, drawer, and spacious work surface, this is stylish enough to use as a makeshift garden bar on the days you're not gardening away. Made from natural solid fir wood, it's intended for outdoor use though it's recommended to keep it sheltered, whether than be on your patio, in your greenhouse, or in a shady spot of your garden.

Measures: H119.5 x W92 x D42.5cm

Best budget garden potting table

Rack 'em up! This slim and stylish Gardenline Potting Bench from Aldi is simple to assemble, affordable, and weatherproof. Load up the easy access shelf with pots and plants, store gardening essentials and seed packets in the two drawers, hang essential tools on the trio of hooks, and away you go.

Measures: H92 x W76 x D37cm

Best wooden potting table

Give it a fancy finish Leave the natural timber finish of this wooden potting bench as is, or give it a coat of your fave exterior paint to add a little pop of colour to your garden or coordinate with your shed or fence paneling. Made of FSC-certified timber and with a 15-year anti-rot guarantee, it features a large surface area and plenty of space for your potting equipment.

Measures: H108 x W92 x D52cm

Fallen Fruits Garden Work Bench
Price: $132.49

Prim and potter This tidy number has three drawers for storing tools out of sight and a quick-access storage shelf in the middle for pots and soil. Available in cream or grey, this potting table is a great pick for contemporary gardens and in the beautiful cream, it would seamlessly fit in with the decor of a cottagecore-inspired space.

Measures: H81 x W78 x D38cm

Stylish garden potting table
Galaxy Wooden Potting Table
Price: £134.99 (was £159.99)

Cover your back The high back and sides of this Florenity Galaxy Potting Table will keep compost and cuttings from spilling onto your patio. Sturdy and stylish, the frame and top of the table are made from 100% FSC-certified Eucalyptus and painted in a grey and blue, reminiscent of a country garden.

Measures: H112 x W70 x D41cm

Editor's choice

Splash out It may be a little on the pricey side, but for good reason! This Moreton Potting Bench comes fully assembled with two drawers, one specifically designed to house soil, galvanised metal worktop, and hooks on each side for hanging tools, four of which can be moved. Crafted in Spruce, this table comes with a weatherproof black stain for protection outdoors and looks fantastic - great for a modern garden.

Measures: H91 x W89 x D40cm

Best potting table for storage
Rowlinson Premier Potting Table
Price: £215 (was £259.95)

Burst into tiers Pot up plants quickly and easily with this three-tiered Wooden Potting Table, leaving you more time to enjoy soaking up the joys of being outdoors. Not only that, but this premium table from Rowlinson is perfect for avid gardeners with an extra storage shelf overhead, hooks for hanging tools, and a large steel work surface for sowing seeds, tending to plants, and so much more.

Measures: H162 x W103 x D53cm

Best metal potting table

Made to last If you'd prefer an all-metal garden potting table that's sturdy and easy to clean, the Outsunny Metal Potting Table is great for all gardeners, regardless of level, with plenty of space to work on plants, flowers, herbs, and upcycling projects. The tough and steady body is resistant to rot and rust and with two wheels, you can move it around the garden to tend to different areas with ease.

Measures: H90 x W98 x D55cm

Best potting table for kids

For little green thumbs Get your child involved in gardening with their own potting table that's the perfect height for little ones. They can pot and prep plants on the solid tabletop with a hidden storage box for them to store their favourite gardening tools and accessories. As well as featuring a built-in shelf, the workbench comes with a protective PE compost tray to place on top so little mucky pups can keep their soil contained.

Measures: H63 x W48 x D48cm

Best small potting table

Tidy in name and nature Ideal for the greenhouse or shed, this lightweight plastic tidy tray can be used to easily mix compost and pot plants without making too much of a mess. As well we being wipe-clean, you could easily carry this tray around your garden to tend to specific pots and plants. It features three small compartments, perfect for keeping your plant labels and seed packets organised and close to hand.

Measures: H15 x W61 x D55cm

Best potting table for beginners

On a roll This potting table station has it all; a removable potting tray to contain compost and mess, two shelves, a drawer for storage, and two wheels so you can pot around the garden, come rain or shine. It's not as large as some other potting tables on our list, but it's great for beginners and casual gardeners looking to up their garden game.

Measures: H89 x W76.5 x D37cm

Most versatile potting table

Charmingly rustic Crafted in untreated Spruce and finished with a hardwearing galvanised sheet metal tabletop, this potting table could easily double as a side table for serving food and drink at family gatherings. It has a versatile slatted shelf and three spacious drawers for storing pots, seeds, gardening essentials, or napkins and cutlery at your next garden soiree.

Measures: H82 x W110 x D40.5cm

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