Planter boxes bring beauty to public spaces

Planter boxes, also known as planters, are a common feature around Ireland’s public spaces. Town shopping precincts, central business districts and leisure areas can really be brought to life by the presence of flowering shrubs and evergreen plants – and plant boxes are the perfect way to securely house these lovely natural features.

But more than just providing a way to store foliage, today’s plant boxes are also aesthetically pleasing features in their own right. Planters now have a strong focus on design and use high performing materials such as stainless steel and ductile iron which provide a sleek modern finish while also being low maintenance and long-lasting.

A series of well positioned planters in an urban space can help make the area more attractive and turn a neglected underused space into an inviting one. Plants bring much needed life and beauty to areas that may otherwise be perceived as concrete jungles. The boxes that store the plants can also help control pedestrian flow, enabling town planners and architects to direct the predicted footfall of a public space.

Hartecast’s range of planter boxes include:

  • The HC200 – a ductile iron container with galvanized steel support frames and plastic liner. These plant containers can often be found in pedestrianised areas such as pathways, promenades and traffic islands.
  • The HC201 – a 316 stainless steel plant holder with galvanized steel support frames and a plastic liner. These plant holders are very suited to urban environments like office building entrances and courtyards.
  • The HC202 range – a modular feature planter made from ductile iron with fully galvanized castings and heavy duty galvanized steel frames. These large heavy duty plant holders are best suited to city and town centre pedestrianised areas such as high street shopping precincts, cafe and dining precincts and other public areas.

Hartecast have been supplying plant boxes and other outdoor furnishings such as litter bins, tree protection rails and public seating for the Irish public and private sectors for more than 30 years.

To find out more about the Hartecast range of planter boxes visit our product information page where you can request a brochure.


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