Garden Potting Benches, Sinks and Tools

Well, the weekend has come to an end and sadly, it was a rainy one!... No gardening at all, just lethargic rainy day laziness.  Although, I went to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes with my sister and my boyfriend and it was awesome!  I definitely rooted for Caesar and the rest of the Apes and let me tell ya, I really sympathized with those CGI primates - I winced and let out an exclamation every time they were mistreated!  Hehe... :)

So, I'm doing a gardening post in the name of garden fantasizing - you know, when it's raining and you long for the sun so you can go outside and garden?  Hehe....  As the title states, this post is about garden benches!  I have SO many images of inspiring garden benches that I couldn't possibly bombard you with them all at once, or could I?  I'm sure you wouldn't mind, but I'm saving half of the images for a Part II so you'll have some more eye candy another day.  Anyway, lately I've been obsessed with the thought of a potting/gardening bench!  What can I say, I reallllllly really need one!  Am I the only one with oodles of un-potted plants (mostly succulents) and empty planters littering my patio?  I hope not!   I wish I could have it all in one place: my tools, my pots, my plants, my dirt, my rocks, etc etc!  Soon... very soon!  I am designing a potting bench and my boyfriend is going to build it for me (more on that one day - haha).  I can say one thing for sure, my potting bench will definitely be a chaotic eclectic beautiful mess of pots and plants - that's how I like it!!  In preparation for that design I have been doing a lot of inspiration research and boy have a found a boatload of it!  Get ready people, so many ideas and only one potting bench to be made, whatever will I do?  Hmmm.... get creative! 

What about you, do you have a potting bench?  Have you built your own?  Are you planning one just like me?  I'd love to see/hear all about it, let's brainstorm!  Shoot me an e-mail at
.  I hope you all enjoy these amazing potting benches...

(All images in this post were sourced via Pinterest, I do not claim ownership/credit for these photographs.)


  1. Really nice, Ilike the messy look :-)

  2. I have a few photos of potting benches saved...cuz that's one of my next projects.
    (In fact I have a couple of these in my pile.:)
    Thanks for all the inspiration!!! Maybe your post will be the "boost" I have been needing to get it done.

  3. Okay... now that I've saved a ton of these to my favs... eventually I'll have to do a potting shed Fantasy Post huh??? *winks* So many beautiful inspiring images... I have several "undone" potting sheds on my property... perhaps these visions will light a fire under me to get busy and complete one?! *LOL*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  4. Wow - I am totally enchanged by your website. And inspired. I haven't been inspired by my own website lately - possibly too many words and not enough pictures. I think I shall have to honor you by emulation. I've just posted your latest doors, garden gates and now this post to my FB. Thank you for all the lovelies! Oh, and I subscribed. Don't want to miss anything ever again!

  5. Loved it. I am a garden Freak and really enjoyed these ideas for potting benches. I am finally getting mine built after many years of yearning. My Mom just finished remodeling her kitchen and I snached up a portion of her cupboards and with an old farm sink my husband found it is coming together.
    Thanks to your insperations I have some other ideas I can add to it.

    Coki....The Garden Freak

  6. You have one of my favorite blogs on the internet. Keep it coming. :)

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  8. I loooooove some of these potting bench ideas! I so wish they were sourced back to their original authors/photographers!! :(