Sylvan Collection

Ribbed Planter

Our ribbed planters are pressed out from sheets of metal – the ribs give strength to the soft copper and zinc allowing it to contain the weight of soil and trees. In the past round containers in Scotland were often simple wooden tubs or barrels known as coggies, caups, baikies and bickers – the staves held in place with bands of twisted tree roots. These early containers were often manufactured by travelling folk, camping in ancient woodlands and on river banks.

Only remnants of the historic Scottish forests remain, sometimes only by name. In the past their safe keeping was given to trusted families who manged them for generations.

Our ribbed planters are named after these ancient forests of Mar, Elgin, Atholl, and Forres.

Mar
W 850 × H 580 mm
W 33.5 × H 22.3 in
Elgin
W 750 × H 680 mm
W 29.5 × H 26.7 in
Atholl
W 620 × H 560 mm
W 24.4 × H 22.0 in
Forres
W 520 × H 490 mm
W 20.5 × H 19.3 in
Birnam
W 740 × H 620 mm
W 29.1 × H 24.4 in

Hand made, recycled copper, zinc or brass, Custom sizes available. Ordering lead time: 10–12 weeks. Selected items in stock. Please contact us for more details.

  • Atholl in Copper Bronze
    Atholl in Copper Bronze
  • Atholl in Copper Bronze with drip tray
    Atholl in Copper Bronze with drip tray
  • From left: Forres and Atholl, both in Bronze Finish on Copper
    From left: Forres and Atholl, both in Bronze Finish on Copper
  • Atholl in Copper Grey
    Atholl in Copper Grey
  • Birnam in Copper Grey
    Birnam in Copper Grey
  • Mar in Copper Grey
    Mar in Copper Grey
  • Elgin in Copper Grey
    Elgin in Copper Grey
  • Forres in Bronze Aged (outdoors 5 years)
    Forres in Bronze Aged (outdoors 5 years)
  • Elgin in Copper Grey
    Elgin in Copper Grey
  • Forres in Zinc Grey
    Forres in Zinc Grey
  • Forres in Zinc Aged
    Forres in Zinc Aged
  • Forres, Atholl planters and Thomas Blaikie box in Zinc Grey
    Forres, Atholl planters and Thomas Blaikie box in Zinc Grey
  • Forres in Zinc Grey
    Forres in Zinc Grey
  • Forres in Zinc Grey
    Forres in Zinc Grey
  • Forres in Zinc Aged
    Forres in Zinc Aged
  • Forres in Zinc Aged
    Forres in Zinc Aged
  • Forres in Zinc Grey
    Forres in Zinc Grey
  • Forres in Zinc Grey
    Forres in Zinc Grey
  • Forres in Zinc Grey
    Forres in Zinc Grey
  • Forres in Brass Bronze
    Forres in Brass Bronze
  • Atholl in Brass with Matt Lacquer
    Atholl in Brass with Matt Lacquer
  • LochLeven in Brass with Matt Lacquer and Atholl in Brass with Matt Lacquer
    LochLeven in Brass with Matt Lacquer and Atholl in Brass with Matt Lacquer
  • Small Two Ribbed Planter in Brass with Matt Lacquer
    Small Two Ribbed Planter in Brass with Matt Lacquer