Standard Trough Planter

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Standard Trough Planter
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  • Perfect for brightening up the dullest of spots
  • Strong and galvanised finish for a long life
  • 260mm deep, 457mm wide and various lengths

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Delivery is free on orders over £420 within a 70 mile radius of our depots. For orders outside a 70 mile radius of our depots, delivery costs will apply. For orders under £420, delivery costs will apply.

Delivery costs start from as little as £5.99 but is dependent on the size and weight of your order. All delivery costs are clearly stated in stage 2 of the checkout, once you have entered your delivery postcode.

About product

Our standard garden trough planters offer a shallower depth of 26cm (compared to our Large trough planter which has a depth of 405mm).


Perfect for brightening up the dullest of spots, our trough planters easily and quickly add a splash of colour with a contemporary look. Manufactured from 1.5mm flat steel fully galvanised to BSEN ISO 1461, these planters are suitable for year round use and will withstand the harshest of UK weather.


The galvanised steel does not only add a stylish element, but is the perfect material for a planter, thanks to its strength and ability not to rust as commonly seen with similar inferior planters. Available in various sizes its large volume allows for striking displays with your imagination being the only limit.


Please note - concrete trough supports available to purchase separately, please read on for further information.




  • Manufactured from 1.5mm flat steel
  • Fully galvanised to BSEN ISO 1461
  • Roll top strengthening edge
  • Cross brace supports on larger size troughs
  • Includes 18mm drainage hole and bung


Options available

Available in the following sizes –


Please note all planters are 26.7cm deep and 45.7cm wide. If you are looking for a deeper trough planter (405mm deep) take a look at our Large trough planter. If you are looking to maximise impact, take a look at our Extra large trough planters.


  • 1.2m / 4ft long - No horizontal cross brace
  • 1.8m / 6ft long - One horizontal cross brace


Optional extras

Raise your trough planter off the ground with our concrete trough supports. Not only will this help to create more of an impact but it will place the planter at a more comfortable level for maintenance. For our standard trough planters we recommend our 460mm Concrete Trough Supports - 2 supports for troughs up to 1800mm long and 3 for larger trough sizes.


How to make a water trough planter

Stage 1 - Decide on the placement of your water trough.

Stage 2 - Choose the perfect trough for your garden.  At McVeigh Parker we stock a range of water troughs
> Livestock Water Trough available in sizes from 40cm/(16’”) depth , 60cm (2ft) to 3m (10ft)
> Sheep Water Trough ranging from 26cm/(10.5”) depth, 60cm (2ft) to 2.80m (8ft) long (shallower profile)

Stage 3 - To ensure the trough planter has sufficient drainage, place a 5-10cm (2-4inch) layer of gravel evenly across the bottom of the water trough.

Stage 4 - On top of the gravel, place a piece of textile membrane along the trough. This will keep the soil in place, stopping it from washing away under the gravel when watered.

Stage 5 - Cover with your preferred compost. We used a general multi purpose compost mixed with fertiliser.

Stage 6 - Place your plants on top of the soil and arrange until you are happy with the display.

Stage 7 - Plant, Water, and enjoy!



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