Grange Raised Urban Planter: GardenSite’s Gardening Solutions for Small Spaces (Review & Giveaway)

As you all know, we love being outdoors in nature, and part of this includes gardening. I have written before about some of the food we have grown, or at least attempted to grow! So what do we think of our new urban planter from GardenSite? Read my review…

Grange Raised Urban Planter from Gardensite title with image of planter

About the Planter

Grange Raised Urban Planter is built using only FSC timber that has been pressure treated, and is resistant to rot and fungal decay. In fact, it actually comes with a 20 year guarantee against rot. It has six pre- divided sections to grow a selection of plants, and it also has a handy shelf underneath. The planter usually retails for £89.99 RRP but is currently on sale at £77.99 at the time of writing.


The planter took just under a week to arrive after ordering. We were kept updated with the progress of our order and delivery details. The courier company they used was a good choice; they followed our delivery instructions, and they were friendly and helpful.

An image of all the parts of the planter pre- assembly


The Urban Planter is very well designed so it only requires basic assembly instructions. It is very high quality thick wood, so you will need a decent power drill though; it couldn’t be done manually, or with a small basic electric drill that people have around the house to put together flat pack furniture. It took well under half an hour to assemble with the right drill.

Tip: The PDF instructions on the website are different to the paper version it comes with. Take a look to see which you find easier to follow! We personally found the website PDF version clearer.

It is worth noting that the planter is very heavy so ideally it needs two people to move around. Or assemble it in the right place!

Grange raised urban planter

Our Verdict

We really like this planter. It is really sturdy and of excellent quality. The shelf underneath is useful as storage, or even for small potted plants that like the shade.

The six sections make it easy to grow a selection of plants within a small area. It doesn’t take up too much space, so is a genuine solution for small urban gardens. Also, we often have cats hanging around our garden, so we appreciate the benefits of a raised planter!

It is not cheap but it is made extremely well and is therefore worth the cost, in my opinion; I personally would consider it decent value for money. Overall, we definitely recommend this planter!

Grange raised urban planter by GardenSite

Check out the full range of stock on GardenSite for other planters and a wide range of other garden items. I spent ages browsing their website, they have an excellent selection!


I have teamed up with GardenSite for one very lucky person to win a Grange Raised Urban Planter! Competition open to UK residents only and ends on 3rd June 2018. Other T&Cs apply. Enter via rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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*Disclosure: I was sent the urban planter for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Author: Living Life Our Way

NP and home ed mum, conservationist, nature lover, blogger, SEN & MH advocate, ex teacher. ~Don't think outside the box, think like there is no box~

214 thoughts on “Grange Raised Urban Planter: GardenSite’s Gardening Solutions for Small Spaces (Review & Giveaway)”

  1. i love this i try to grow some veg in my garden with mixed results but would use this for some yummy strawberrys

  2. I would grow herbs and strawberry Plants, etc in it.
    My favourite flowers are peonies.
    I like fact it’s raised so no bending.

  3. This would go perfectly on my balcony. I would mostly use it to grow herbs and vegetables including mint, sage, rocket and tomatoes x

  4. I’d love to grow some salad items. My dogs dig up everything that I have in the garden, including the lawn, so it would be nice to actually grow something properly!

  5. I would love to win this to grow my Herbs in so that the dogs don’t get to them!!! Fantastic prize, thank you x

  6. It’s high off the ground so hopefully that will deter the slugs and snails. It’s also great as it’ll keep the dog and cats out too. (hopefully!!) I’d growant herbs and beetroot in it if I won as I love herbs.

  7. I would grown some gorgeous bulbs and perennials for all year colour and foliage – I’m thinking Cosmos, heuchera and lupins, along with tulips and daffs 🙂

  8. I’m going to go with herbs as we use them medicinally & for tea & in food so this would be fantastic for that! I am renewing my gardens front & back at the moment too so this would be a perfectly timed blessing. I love wood too i’m an earthy girl so here’s hoping your winner’s me & ♡Thanks for the opportunity♡

  9. This planter looks sturdy and simple to use, perfect for our Girlguiding Unit to learn about Seasons and taking care of Nature. We would try growing herbs to use in cookery. Maybe also plant seasonal flowers. Fantastic prize!

  10. Sweet peas, they produce wonderful cut flowers and fill the house with heavenly summer fragrance. They’d go with this planter like 2 peas in pod 🙂

  11. I love the fact the planter is raised and would help with my back. I love to grow herbs and use them in my cooking. The fact that there are compartments would be great to keep the plants separate. Favourite plant is wisteria x

  12. i would love this for my lovely dad who is 84 and got alzheimers so cant manage his beloved garden any more as he often falls over so this would be lovely for him to just grow a few flowers and maybe some tomatos which he always loves growing. it looks just the right height for him.

  13. I would grow a selection of quick growing salad crops. And rotate them when I sow the second batch and so on.

  14. What a joy this would be. I’d grows mix of herbs and veggies – lettuce, tomatoes, basil, spring onions, endless possibilities xx

  15. I SOOOO want one of these!! I struggle with my back with bending, and I really want to plant a herb garden/ leafy veg with half a chance of keeping the slugs and snails at bay – this would be just perfect!!

  16. I would grow lots of different varieties of lettuce as I love a good salad and want to become the lettuce queen.

  17. Probably lots of different types of herbs are what I would grow, although I am tempted to go for some really colourful, showy flowers. I like the design and the height of it is good. It saves bending too much!

  18. My dad’s been talking about growing potatoes so I’d love to win this for him so he can do that.

  19. I’d like to grow a mini kitchen garden with veg and herbs to use in the family meals.

  20. i love growing veggies but in here i would plant some salad leaves ,radish, spring onions ,tomatoes chilli plant and some cucamelons

  21. I like the various sections so you can plant different things in each one. I would use this as a herb garden for my guinea pigs!!! They enjoy a variety of herbs and leaves so would plant this all up just for them!

  22. I’d love to grow tomatoes and different herbs. My daughter loves keeping an eye on growing things so she’d love to help me water them!

  23. I’d grow herbs, I love the fact its raised as the dog tends to water my plants and he wouldn’t be able to reach!

  24. I have a small garden and would love to win this to be able to grow vegetables with my boys, to show them how to grow your own xxx

  25. I would love to win this. As a heavily disabled person who is mostly housebound it would be great to be able to grow some herbs and veggies in a raised bed like this where I don’t have to struggle to try and bend down.

  26. I like the planter because it would go nicely against the wall opposite the kitchen window. I can grow climbers against in it against the wall to have something good to look at, and herbs in the front compartments for cooking.

  27. I would grow herbs.They are my favourite plants as they are great for cooking.
    I love that the fact that it is off the ground so that weeds are less likely to grow in it.

  28. I have problems bending down so this would be an ideal height for me to grow my favourite strawberries

  29. I would grow beetroots and carrots. Love the fact that this would mean less bending when gardening.

  30. I would grow marvellous herbs for my cooking. My favourite plants are sunflowers and I love it because it looks really natural and it would be lovely with my other garden furniture.

  31. I like the fact that it is capacious and sturdy and also that there is a shelf that the cats would enjoy sitting on. I enjoy growing flowers that the bees and butterflies visit such as lavender and achillea.

  32. I love the compact nature of this planter – only having a small back garden, that is mostly patio, I find myself at a loss of how to make the most of the limited space I have. This planter solves my problems!

  33. I would grow little carrots, cabbage and lettuce in this. A big plus that stands out to me is the 20 year guarantee against rot and there’s different sections, brilliant prize! My favourite flowers are definitely fushias or sunflowers.

  34. I’ve been growing courgette plants from seed and they need transplanting into somewhere they can continue growing. This planter would be perfect!

  35. Perfect for my elderly mother,she loves gardening where she can nuture plants and enjoy them,this planter allows just that!:)

  36. I love the planter as it looks so chunky and sturdy. I’d grow a selection of herbs and probably some loose leaf salad.

  37. Currently I’m growing nettles and dock plants. I’m no gardener but my mum is and she’d love to grow more things without having to bend

  38. I would grow salad vegetables 🙂 I love how it looks so well made – you can see the quality, it looks really classy.

  39. I like growing a range of vegetables and grow tomatoes, carrots and beetroot in this lovely, roomy, raised planter.

  40. This would be perfect for a veg patch! Tomatoes. strawberries, herbs and kale! I love how sturdy it looks.

  41. I would love to plant herbs for cooking and leave this near the kitchen door. A practical kitchen garden!

  42. This would be absolutely perfect for growing salad bits, just outside the kitchen!

  43. I like the fact that I don’t have to bend down whilst using this planter. I think I would either grow my carrots or dahlias in this.

  44. Would love to grow some strawberries – perfect to keep them off the ground and away from the slugs!

  45. I love Bellis and Sweet William been successful from seed with the sweet william…..but never Bellis!!!! Lovely compact planter

  46. I fancy a raised garden planter to grow carrots in. I have tried many times to grow then in the ground with no success because of carrot fly, but they cant fly above about 50cm high so this would be perfect

  47. I would like to grow a range of salad leaves along with some carrots and I’ll add in a few flowers.

  48. My favourite plants are David Austin roses, however my two year old son complete with his own gardening tools loves helping me in the garden, so I’d plant some vegetables with him that he can pick to eat for his dinner.

  49. my husband and I are keen to start organic growing in our small garden, this is just the right thing for it!

  50. i love growing my own herbs. I’ve also got pak choi on my windowsill which needs to go out into garden but little space for it at the moment. Love how practical this planter is and being raised hopefully help keep the slugs away from my veg!

  51. I love this planter and would absolutely love to grow some salad veg in it – being higher would make it so much easier to look after my plants.

  52. I would start with easy things such as lettuces and tomatoes as I’m not great at gardening and getting things to grow

  53. Ooh i would have this as a herb planter, parsley, thyme, chicory, fennel, chives and mint, how fab would it be to just walk into the garden and have fresh herbs to hand

  54. I’d love to grow some potatoes and iceberg lettuce, and this would look great in my new back garden.

  55. I would grow some lovely veg, as this is raised it would be great for carrots as they would not be affected by carrot fly

  56. Probably salad greens. I’ve tried to in the past but the slugs usually chow down on it before i can. Seems like this would be a good way of stopping the damn things getting to your crops.

  57. I would grow lettuces and flowers, I love flowers and this planter is great for growing a variety of things in a small space

  58. I only have a small outside area, this would be ideal. I have always wanted a herb garden

  59. I’d love to have a ‘Bee Garden’ so would grow some plants for pollinators- things like lavender and borage 🙂 We only have a yard (as opposed to the sweeping garden of my dreams) so rely heavily on pots and planters to grow anything. This’d be perfect, thanks so much for counting me in

  60. Lettuce. Such a pain to keep away from slugs but in a raised bed I could just use some copper tape.

  61. Vegetables. I’ve tried in smaller pots and I’ve only really managed lettuces and tomatoes successfully. I’d love to try carrots, broccoli, courgettes and cauliflower.

  62. I’d grow some cut and come again salads in it – and maybe some tumbling tomatoes at the edges

  63. I would grow beetroot and parsnips. My favorite flower is a Hellebore. What I love about the planter is the fact it’s made out of wood, it’s height and the separate compartments.

  64. I would like to plant herbs, and because I have arthritis in my knees this would be perfect with no bending involved

  65. I love the height of this planter as I have a bad back so it would make planting and tending much easier. I would put it against my back wall and grow tomatoes. I also like the fact that as its wood, it could be painted.

  66. I’d grow strawberries, I don’r have much luck with them in the ground, it would be great to have them at a convenient height!

  67. I would let the kids plant a little fruit/ vegetable/ herbs patch, my daughter really wants to plant strawberries as they are her favourite fruit so this would definitely be one option

  68. I’d love to grow some potatoes and some strawberry plants! I love growing anything and everything! This looks gorgeous and would look great in my garden

  69. I think they’re great! they have a chunky look, which I love, I would grow new potatoes, yummy!

  70. This would be lovely for herbs – just the right height for picking – I’ trying to grow chervil and coriander this year x

  71. I’d like to grow some strawberries. The height of this planter would make keeping the slugs and snails away from the fruit much easier.

  72. I would grow peas and beans upwards with some sweet peas for colour and then I would grow a selection of hers and vegetables. My favourite flowers are orchids and love the different sections of the planter

  73. Looks sturdy. Perfect height for my worn out knees and creaky back. Would be ideal to grown lettuces and spring onions, maybe a few herbs too..

  74. I would love to try growing my own herbs. I buy them for cooking so it would be a lovely change to try herbs that I have grown myself. I think it would also be a brilliant way of saving money in my weekly shop!

  75. ahve a mixture of border plants at the moment with fruit and veg too thaqt Im growing s owould be a mix and match

  76. This would be perfect for my children to have as their veg garden – they asked for one today and I’ve been scratching my head looking for the solution! Thank you

  77. I love growing a wide range of fruit and veggies, including tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, cabbages, spinach, onions, parsnips, peas and many more. If I won this planter I would use it to grow, rocket and salad leaves. I like the fact that you don’t have to bend don’t to use this, so it’ll be better for my back.

  78. I’d grow different herbs. My daughter is now showing an interest in gardening so this would be ideal for her.

  79. I like the idea of not having to keep bending down as it is raised. I have fibromyalgia and I get very tired out by gardening all the bending up and down. This would fit my needs better.

  80. I would grow herbs and salad leaves. Love the fact that you don’t have to bend to pick them.

  81. I would grow some herbs, there is nothing better than growing and picking herbs fresh for your cooking and this would be perfect for me because of back problems, so my fingers are all crossed

  82. i would try growing a strawberry plant, tried a couple of years ago and failed miserably

  83. I have some trailing tomato seedlings starting out in my bathroom that tumble beautifully over the sides and some lettuce would sit nicely behind them. Perfect!

  84. Perfect for me as I can’t kneel, getting a new knee sometime soon I hope but even then kneeling will be difficult, would grow all my salad favourites.

  85. I love that it’s high and has storage underneath. I would make it into a salad garden with trailing tomatoes (growing down the side),salad leaves and radishes etc

  86. I’d love to show the kids how things grow, they seem to think food just appears out of thin air

  87. I’ve been thinking about doing this for ages but didn’t know where to begin. I’m currently having a long overdue garden makeover and so now may be the time to start growing all the things I’ve wanted to. I love the simplicity of the design and the height, so I wouldn’t have to bend (disabled). I would grow lots of herbs and salad items ….. lettuces, basil, mint and coriander especially.
    Thank you for a fantastic giveaway.

  88. I love this! I have nowhere to plant things and I’m desperate to plant some veggies – courgettes especially. This would be perfect 🙂

  89. I would grow cut-and-come-again salad leaves and some herbs and tomatoes. I love that the planter is raised – we have several cats who sometimes visit our garden so it would be lovely to have edible items higher up!

  90. I always need fresh herbs for cooking and this would be great to use for planting some !

  91. I would grow herbs in the planter to use in my kitchen. I like the fact it’s up high because it won’t make my back ache using it.

  92. I have an awful lot of flowers and shrubs in my garden but very little veg. I’d love to put this planter near the back door and use it for growing carrots, tomatoes, beetroot and herbs.

  93. Love growing anything flowers fruit and vegetables – would be perfect gor my dad – he loves his garden


  95. Apart from the lovely natural look of the planter, it is an ideal height for working at. I’d love to grow a mixture of vegetables and flowers – probably tomatoes, lettuce, herbs such as parsley and tarragon and nicotiana.

  96. This would certainly ease my back pain! Brilliant design and I like the sturdiness.(a lot of similar planters are a bit flimsy). I would grow all manner of salad foods;,leaves,spring onions,beetroot,radish,etc and position it near the kitchen door so we could enjoy freshly picked produce .

  97. I enjoy growing fruit and vegetables in my garden and this planter would be perfect to grow some salads and rocket because it’s high up and there is less chance of the slugs and snails getting to the crop. I love the design and it would be a great asset to my garden.

  98. I love the clean wooden look of the planter, it would look great in my small garden. Good looking as well as practical.

  99. Very useful for people wanting to grow a small amount of various salads and veg. I love these raised planters as I have a bad back and they are perfect to use.

  100. It looks very sturdy – just the thing for a salad – new potatoes, a tomato plant and a cut and come again lettuce or two!

  101. I love to grow what I can eat, I especially love growing herbs as they are so easy to grow and can be used in so many meals

  102. I like that this planter looks well made and the sections look really useful. So does the shelf underneath. We have cats and think the sections would help deter them from getting in there and using it as a raised litter tray! I think it would be great for some carrots as they are best in pots or raised planters as it helps to deter carrot fly.