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Modern Metal Planter Boxes from Planterscape

By Metal Planter Boxes

Our metal planter boxes feature the perfect combination of contemporary styling and durability.  Our unique planter boxes, inspired by the urban landscape design of New York City, reflect a modern aesthetic to compliment any aspect of your landscape or indoor design. Whether it is a modern, mid-century, rustic, or industrial space, Planterscape planter boxes are a perfect choice for the discerning customer.  Our planters are proudly made in the USA using CorTen steel to ensure the quality and durability you require.

Urban Garden Daydreams

By Metal Planter Boxes

The first seedling of an idea of Planterscape was born completely out of my desire to grab hold of and unearth an intimate garden space outside my narrow street-level garden apartment on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.  The space was so valuable and so neglected by, surprisingly, art gallery landlords.   The orchestra of muted city sounds made this a serene space in an urban city, to which could have been so much more.  The space needed variegated plantings in containers with texture, depth and scale, and a statement focal piece.  The space needed to be, and deserved to be, transformed to an oasis.

Reading Gardenista’s Before & After:  From “Fishbowl” Townhouse Garden to Private Oasis in Manhattan by Michelle Slatalla, forced me to recollect my musings of that neglected garden space.   The article features the beautiful outdoor space designed by Julie Farris of XS Space.  It is minimalist done right.  Farris’ design incorporates a large-scale CorTen steel planter, which functions as an element that alters the line of the landscape, introduces texture and compliments its surroundings with rich bronze hues.   Also, Farris’ selection of long-lasting materials, including ipe, concrete and CorTen steel, is a wise choice in urban spaces that are difficult to access and often, maintained less.  Such materials require little to no maintenance and keep your garden oasis looking beautiful for many years.

Farris offers much inspiration for my urban garden daydreams!

Photography by Matthew Williams courtesy of Julie Farris.

When Worlds Collide

By Metal Planter Boxes

Bring your outdoors inside!  Capture the unexpected forms, colors, and textures of cypress or evergreens adding to your interior tapestry of houseplants.  Garden Design Magazine and Tovah Martin‘s The Unexpected Houseplant (Timber Press, 2012), with photography by Kindra Clineff, show us the possibilities of renewing our ideas about houseplants.

Planterscape has the perfect planters for that urban or modern space, easily accommodating evergreens or cypresses!


Planterscape Launches Website and Product Line – Press Release

By Metal Planter Boxes

Excited to share our press release about our launch and our CorTen Steel planter product line:

Media Contact:
Laura Nicholas
(800) 808-7457 ext. 800 or



Irvington, NY (February 1, 2017) — Planterscape is a leading source for unique and interesting steel planter boxes and landscape elements that are modernistic, urban, and architectural. “Our new website focuses on a line of planter boxes constructed of CorTen steel, suitable for any modern interior or exterior design” says Barbara Anderson, Owner of Planterscape. “The aesthetic qualities of CorTen steel presents a unique design element for residential and commercial customers to incorporate in the design of urban spaces, as the material provides a natural looking accent or hardscape.”

CorTen steel is a weathering steel which develops a self-protecting rust patina when exposed to the weather elements. The rust patina resists corrosion, requires no treatment or weather-proofing, and does not compromise structural strength of the steel. “CorTen steel is corrosion resistant and will not bubble, flake or peel which normally occurs with raw steel,” says Anderson, “rather, a soft layer of rust patina blankets the steel with deep earthy tones and is why CorTen is popular among designers, architects and artists alike.”

The new website showcases a product line of geometric shaped planter boxes, with product names inspired by urban living in New York City. The launch of the brand and online product line was hatched after responding to a number of requests for custom designed landscape elements. “Our relationship with our metal fabricator predates the formation of Planterscape, providing the culmination of 20 years of experience focusing on skill, knowledge, and quality,” states Anderson, “which is demonstrated in the detail and quality of our planters.”

The new website will bring Planterscape brand and products to the forefront of modernistic landscape design, urban rooftop gardens and terraces. “We are excited to introduce our brand line to residential and commercial customers alike, providing a quality product that is both aesthetically pleasing and able to withstand wear, temperatures, and the test of time” said Anderson.

Planterscape products can be found by visiting or contacting us at (800) 808-7457. Planterscape welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with architects, interior designers, and landscape designers or partner with qualified retailers.