The 7 Best Potting Benches to Buy in 2018

Keep your green space organized and beautiful

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If gardening is your game, then a potting bench is a must. Particularly if you don’t have room for a gardening shed, it’s are a great alternative to keep all of your gardening gear neat and organized. Potting benches allow you to store your seeds, pots, tools and more all in one place, plus you have the space you need to get the potting done. They make gardening easier and more enjoyable, plus some of them of make really lovely additions to your outdoor decor.

Bonus: potting benches can also double as outdoor furniture, serving as a buffet for food and drinks or to hold glasses, beverages and more during barbecues and other events. They come in a wide variety of styles, from the most basic versions to those that have all sorts of bells and whistles, and are made of various materials like wrought iron, wood and vinyl. Here are some great potting benches worth checking out, no matter your style or needs.


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    Best Overall: Gronomics Potting Bench with Raised Garden Bed

    Gronomics 24 in. x 144 in. x 48 in. Tool Free Assembly Potting Bench with Raised Garden Bed
    Courtesy of Home Depot

    For a bloomin’ beautiful workspace, this potting bench from Gronomics comes with two, attached raised flower beds. Made of red cedar, it’s sturdy, attractive and functional. It has a large work surface (over 7 square feet) and a shelf below for storage. The bench measures 24" x 144" x 48", and each of the beds is 24" x 48", providing 14 square feet of gardening space. Fabric liners for the beds are included as well.

    Altogether, it makes a stunning addition to your patio or garden. It comes with a five-year warranty, and you don’t need any tools to put it together, so assembly is a snap.


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    Best Budget: Convenience Concepts Deluxe Potting Bench, Light Oak

    Having a sink that you can fill with water, soil or other materials can certainly come in handy when it comes to gardening, and this potting bench has one built right in. It also has two open shelves and a drawer for storage. Hooks on the sides are great for hanging tools.

    This wooden bench measures 46" x 17.8" x 47.6", and for an affordable price, it’s an inexpensive way to perk up your patio and make gardening easier. That sink can also come in handy when you’re entertaining. Just fill it with ice, and it’s a great place to keep beverages cold.

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    Best Wooden: Bali Hai Wood Potting Bench

    Bali Hai Wood Potting Bench
    Courtesy of Wayfair

    This pretty wooden potting bench will be a focal point for your patio or other outdoor space. Made of plantation-grown Shorea wood with a teak finish, it’s not only gorgeous but also durable and naturally resistant to water. The top of the desk is made of galvanized steel, which gives it a sleek, modern look.

    Looks aside, it’s super functional too. It has two storage drawers, two shelves below, one shelf up top, hooks for hanging tools and even a towel rack. Your thumbs will get greener just looking at this potting bench. It measures 44.25" x 49.75" x 22". While it’s a heavy, solid piece of furniture once it’s assembled, it has wheels to make moving it around from place to place easy.

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    Best Vinyl: Dura-Trel 11203 Greenfield Potting Bench, White

    When it comes to durability, vinyl is hard to beat. This potting bench is made of PVC vinyl and is guaranteed not to fade, crack or peel. In fact, it comes with a 20-year warranty. It’s simple in design with a large bottom shelf and a small top shelf for storing all kinds of supplies. The workspace is removable too.

    Cleaning up this durable bench is really simple. Just spray it with your hose and wipe it clean. That’s the only maintenance you’ll have to do when it comes to this bench. It measures 48" x 19.5" x 49".

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    Best Foldable: Merry Garden Foldable Potting Bench

    This wooden potting bench is simple, straightforward and a snap to store away for the winter. Made of stained, kiln-dried wood, it will fit in with any decor. This bench features two shelves for organizing and storing lots of gardening goods, as well as a bar on which you can hang various tools. It’s great for a patio or in the garage, and it folds up completely flat once you’re ready to store it for a season or two.

    It measures 48" x 24" x 63", so there’s plenty of space to spread out your things and get down to work. But it’s also lightweight, making it easy to move around as needed. Customers say assembly is easy, and all you need is a Phillips-head screwdriver to get it set up and you’re ready to get gardening.

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    Best for a Small Space: Arboria VYTAL Folding Potting Bench and Event Table

    This small but sturdy potting bench is great if you don’t have a lot of space. It measures just 32" x 16" x 34.25" and it folds flat when you need to store it. It also can do double duty when you want to entertain, making a great buffet or bar. The body is made of natural wood, which you can stain to the color of your choice, and the tabletop is made of galvanized metal. A shelf below can be adjusted to various heights to meet your needs. With its small size, it also works well in a garage so you can pot without the elements affecting you. 

    Assembly is easy. So easy, in fact, that you don’t need any tools to get it up and running. 

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    Best Design: Evergreen Big Red Wagon Potting Table

    To add a touch of whimsy to your patio or other outdoor space, there’s this wagon-inspired Radio Flyer potting bench. You can’t ride in it, but it will accommodate all your gardening needs. The workspace is the bed of the classic red wagon, which sits atop black iron legs. A shelf below offers a place to store pots and other items you may need.

    Clear away the plants, and you’ve got a great buffet perfect for barbecues and other gatherings. It measures 46" x 17" x 36", and is sure to brighten up any space and be a great topic of conversation.