Botanical Trough | Fibreglass Planter
The botanical trough is quite unique among planters of this shape. Most troughs tend to be plain or mundane and are usually finished in dark colours. This planter, named for the motif of plants on the side, is finished in bronzage. This adds a wonderful aged effect to the planter. The motif and the finish together do a good job of conveying the feeling that this planter is part of the scenery. Like it has been where it is for a long time, and will remain there for a long time more. This kind of planter would be ideal for more casual gardeners, as it fits well with slightly overgrown planters and dense greenery or foliage.
One of the greatest advantages this planter has, is that it is made from fibreglass. If it had been made of the material it seeks imitate, its robustness and longevity would be severely impaired. The high quality finishing on this item does well to make it look non-artificial. If an organic, non-artificial appearance is what you are working towards, then this might be ideal. However, with such a creative and artistic finish, it seems something of a shame not to display it in a more prominent position.
Although this could be considered a traditional design, it is far from being old-fashioned and would fit very well as an interest piece or highlight within more contemporary designs.
Nowadays, it would be really rather challenging to find a robust garden accoutrement like this, made from a heavy metal. The toxicity and expense notwithstanding, the sheer weight of the item would present an obstacle when placing real lead in your garden. Fibreglass, unlike many of the traditional materials it seeks to replace is lightweight and resilient to frost, ultra-violet and other adverse effects of the weather.
- Lightweight fibreglass is easy to install and reposition
- Resilient and Durable
- Weather and UV resistant
- Variety of Finishes
- Suitable for Indoor and Outdoor Use
- Holes Drilled on Request