The ancient Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi embraces the idea that there is beauty in the imperfect. It is reminiscent of a time when utensils and tools were handmade and irregular, and each was respected and well cared for. It is no surprise that this concept is being embraced by society today, as people become disillusioned and unfulfilled by disposable goods and homogenous items. The trend extends into the garden, where the rustic, natural beauty of the concept works well.
The Windsor Planter range from Forest Garden ties in with the trend with its rough sawn boards giving a soft warm look and castellated tops accentuating the height and providing an irregular aesthetic. Wabi-sabi encourages the use of natural materials such as wood, and the use of items that will stand the test of time, rather than ones that must be replaced. The Windsor Planters are built from pressure treated timber and fully lined to protect against rot, and supported by bearers on the base to keep it off the ground. As the years pass, the planters will gradually weather with the passing of time, but will be protected by a 15 year anti-rot guarantee.
The planters are available in three sizes, Square, Long and Tall, and can be used separately or in a group, with the Tall Planter being especially effective as a partition or boundary in your garden. This substantial planter has plenty of space for decorative planting or creating a kitchen garden. At 95cm tall, the planter is practical and will create an attractive feature in a garden or patio setting, with the height of the planter also meaning that plants can be tended to without having to bend down. The Square Planters are ideal used in pairs to frame an entrance, whilst the Long Planter would look beautiful placed under a window and planted up with tumbling, fragrant flowers, so their scent drifts into the house on a summer’s day.
Windsor Planter Long
Dimensions (cm): 64 x 114 x 42
Windsor Planter Square
Dimensions (cm): 64 x 45 x 42
Windsor Planter Tall
Dimensions (cm): 95 x 114 x 42
All planters are supplied in flat pack form and are quick and easy to assemble with instructions and fixings included.
All products are designed at the company’s Worcestershire head office. The majority of the timber used is grown and felled from managed UK forests across Scotland and Wales and cut and processed at the company’s sawmill. From there the timber is taken to the Forest manufacturing operation in Worcestershire.
To ensure the longevity of products they are all professionally treated. Dip treated products have a 10-year anti-rot guarantee. Premium pressure treated ranges carry a 15-year anti-rot guarantee.
Products are available nationwide from high street multiples and garden centres. To view the entire range please visit www.forestgarden.co.uk/