TERRESTA - Planters


Solid and robust planters and raised beds

With planters and raised beds from the TERRESTA series you can transform terraces, balconies and even small gardens into a beautiful oasis. Plants are better off in the raised metal beds than in flower boxes and pots: The stable containers provide space for plenty of soil substrate and therefore good root space. Furthermore watering intervals can be extended if additional water storage mats are installed. So even hot and dry summers can not harm your plants!

The plant troughs can also be used to make different heights fall-proof and replace for example railings on terraces. More ideas from the category SOIL you can find here.

TERRESTA rectangular planter

Features of TERRESTA planters

Our planters are designed to last a long time. The design is high quality and well thought out and is characterized by the following features:

    • Flexible in height, width and length, from 0.25 m to over 18 m
    • Easy and quick installation: planters are delivered prefabricated.
    • No screw connections and if screws are used then they are invisible from the outside.
    • Solid and high-grade processing and results, all edges welded
    • Delivery ex stock as well as custom work possible because directly from the manufacturer

Structure and dimensions of the planter

Which planters are suitable for me? In general there are no restrictions in shape and size so the dimensions of high-quality metal planters can be adjusted exactly to your circumstances. They come in sizes starting from 0.25 m to over 18 m in length. The smaller troughs are delivered in one piece and only need to be set up and filled. Planters and raised beds from approx. 3 m in length or approx. 2 m in width are delivered in several parts and joined together on site with a special screw connection – so no screw connections are visible from the outside. We are always happy to manufacture special dimensions and shapes such as round, oval or lenticular planters according to your specifications.

The individual elements get a very high stability at a relatively low sheet thickness because the top side is bent. If this stability is not sufficient for tall and very long planters transverse or longitudinal braces are installed which are not visible after filling. The installation effort on site stays minimal. The elements are perfectly aligned because of the integrated mounting brackets. This development from Gartenmetall® has established itself on the market and is protected by copyright.

TERRESTA, larger planters, screwed

Larger planters are screwed together on site using the Gartenmetall® connecting system.

Special garden metal® screw connection of planters

Detail: Stable Gartenmetall® screw connection
for fast assembly

TERRESTA - different shapes of planters

In the category TERRESTA we have put together a whole range of planters in different shapes and combinations. In general almost all shapes are possible. Ask for your individual shape.

Square shaped planters - single or combination

TERRESTA square planter

Square shaped planters,
Single trough

TERRESTA, square planter, composed of 4 elements.

Square shaped planter, composing of 4 elements

TERRESTA, combination of square planters

Combination of square shaped planters, row arrangement

Rectangular shaped planters - as a classic raised bed

TERRESTA rectangular planter

Rectangular shaped planters,
Single trough

TERRESTA, rectangular planter with lighting

Rectangular shaped planters,
Single trough with LED lighting

Combined planters – designed exactly for your needs

TERRESTA, Classic raised bed in L-shape

Classic raised bed in L shape

TERRESTA, corner combination of planters

Corner combination of planters

Special shapes planters - with soft curves

TERRESTA oval planter

Round planter

TERRESTA lenticular planter

Oval planter

TERRESTA round planter

Round planter

TERRESTA – Planters with round edge

For protection against injuries or as a visual design element, we also offer our plant troughs with rounded edges. Please note that there is an additional charge due to the increased effort involved.

TERRESTA Pflanzgefäß mit TERRESTA planter with round edgeKante

Accessories for metal planters and raised beds

Base for planter

If the planter needs to be moved from time to time then this is only possible if either a water-permeable or a waterproof base is installed. In the latter case, an overflow pipe and internal coating are necessary against rusting.
We also offer a set of rollers for smaller vessels up to 800 mm³. The rollers are mounted on the bottom of the vessel.

Water permeable bottom
Waterproof floor with overflow pipe

Roller set for planter

We also offer a set of rollers for smaller vessels up to 800 mm³. The rollers are mounted on the bottom of the vessel. Load capacity per roll 100 kg. Distance from the bottom of the planter about 40 mm.

Roller set for more mobility
Roller set for more mobility

Coaster for planter

A stainless steel coaster protects the patio floor from soil and rust water. Since coasters have a limited water‐holding capacity, water will always overflow during periods of heavy rain, causing some contamination. It is essential to install non‐conductive spacers made of wood or synthetic material with a minimum thickness of 10 mm between the corten steel planter and the stainless steel base. Only then is it possible for the planter to dry out again, even in the bottom area.

Coaster stainless steel for planters

Root insulation board

To protect against root damage caused by heat and frost, insulation boards should be installed in the walls of the planters from the inside. Material: Extruded polystyrene rigid foam (XPS) or polyurethane rigid foam (PUR)

Root insulation board made of rigid polystyrene foam (XPS)

Water storage mat for irrigation

Water storage mats can be installed in the container for regulated irrigation. They provide water storage and also insulation. One centimeter of hygromat stores as much water as about 3 centimeters of soil substrate.

Water storage mat for TERRESTA planters

Crane lugs for easy transport

For larger raised beds, crane lugs are beneficial for transporting the vessel. They are placed in the inside corner and are also suitable for fixing woody plants.


Illumination on the planter

Lighting can really set this planter in scene. The LED rail sits on the long side and provides special effects on the terrace or in the garden.

Illumination on the planter

Comparison with other GARTENMETALL® systems

Gartenmetall® offers different systems that can also be used as retaining walls or raised beds. Here is a comparison of the systems:

1) Planters TERRESTA as a raised bed or retaining wall


    • Not designed to absorb earth pressure forces.
    • Designed for planters. For longer planters, stability is provided only by bracing with opposite wall
    • Width up to 200 cm maximum
    • Heights optimal from 30 cm to 90 cm


    • Low priced design with flexible modular system
    • Simple construction
    • Assembly of earth retaining walls possible without heavy equipment


    • Requires opposite wall
Earth retaining wall TERRA PALA

2) Earth retaining wall TERRA PALA as a raised bed or retaining wall


    • Stable design so comparatively large forces can be absorbed
    • Relatively complex construction with high material requirements
    • Heights optimal from 30 cm to 50 cm, maximum up to 90 cm


    • Self stable construction for large raised beds and long retaining walls
    • Construction of self stable earth retaining walls without supporting structure
    • Assembly of earth retaining walls possible without heavy equipment


    • High material costs and therefore comparatively high manufacturing costs
Wall facing MAURESTA

3) MAURESTA wall facing with L-stones as a raised bed


    • Well-known system and high stability due to use of standard components (L bricks)
    • Combination of L-stones and additional optical covering
    • Heights optimal from 50 cm to over 180 cm


    • Can be designed for all earth pressure forces due to stable substructure
    • Simple design and mounting via L-bracket
    • Stock item – not custom made


    • Not practical to use for smaller planters
EASY-LINER path marking tapes

4) Path edging strips EASY-LINER as a raised bed


    • Designed for long lengths and areas
    • Heights up to 30 cm maximum


    • Simple and flexible design and assembly
    • Almost any shape can be implemented
    • Cheap up to heights of 30 cm


    • Only low installation height up to a maximum of 30 cm can be realized

SurfacesThe following surfaces are available:

Information Material

TITEL Produktinfo TERRESTA Pflanzgefäße

Technical product info / Assembly instructions
TERRESTA planters

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TENDER TEMPLATE for metal garden objects and street furniture

Tender template

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Assembly and maintenance instructions

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