Usually wheelbarrows carry dirt and flowers to be dropped off.
But there’s a new garden trend of using wheel barrows as permanent flower planters and gardens.
It’s kind of a cool idea. The wheelbarrow fits in nicely as a garden sculpture.
While I wouldn’t use a new wheelbarrow for this, it’s a great way to get more use out of an older wheelbarrow.
Types of wheelbarrows you can use:
- Decorative wood wheelbarrow
- Old metal wheelbarrow
- Brand, spanking new wheelbarrow
In our gallery below you’ll see all types.
Other than garden benches, using a wheelbarrow is my favorite decorative garden object because when fully planted it looks so natural within the garden yet, is highly functional and offers a dynamic element to the garden.
Also, a wheelbarrow can serve as a stand-alone mini garden on patios, decks or in the yard.
If you like the rustic landscaping look, a wheelbarrow is one way to achieve that.
Enjoy our gallery.
Antique rusted wheelbarrow on deck with flowers adds character to the rustic style home.
Small blue wooden wheel barrow planter loaded with flowers and placed in the middle of a rock garden. Very nice.
Large wooden wheel barrow with metal wheel in large grassy area loaded with red and yellow flowers. Makes for a lovely centerpiece in large grassy area.
Wrought iron wheel barrow planter with two plastic planters holding flowers situated in large grass area.
Small antique wood wheel barrow with metal wheel. What’s cool about this is if you’re handy and like woodwork, you can easily make this. It’s perfect DIY wheelbarrow planter.
Interesting wheel barrow design with curved handle and frame.
I love this wheelbarrow planter. It’s all wood including wood wheel. It’s designed as a planter with wooden railing instead of a big tub. Looks fantastic.
Massive workhorse wagon planter with large metal wheels holding an metal trough-like flower planter.
Super duper cute wood decorative wheelbarrow planter perfect for patios and decks.
Ornate wood wheelbarrow planter with carvings on walls and handle.
Purple wood wheelbarrow planter with white wheel. This one sticks out for sure. Looks good on grey and white gravel.
Large old metal wheel barrow with deep tub and cracked handles. This one shows its years… an old workhorse for sure.
Simple painted wood wheelbarrow planter with metal wheel and wire cage protecting the flowers.
Handsome wood wheelbarrow planter with large wheel. I like this design a lot… it serves really nicely as a planter in the yard.
The star here is the large tin tub serving as the planter for the flowers. It’s a great fit on the wood and metal wagon.
This has seen better days, but it has an endearing quality. It’s contemporary metal wheelbarrow that looks like it was hammered with a sandblaster.
Red and orange wheelbarrow planter adding a colorful splash to the yard. Not for everyone’s taste for sure, but it brightens up the yard.
Wow! Spectacular planter with large wheels. I love this look. It’s perfect for any yard or garden.
Stunning 2-wheeled wheelbarrow planter with large wooden wheels.
Bright red and purple painted wheelbarrow planter with black tire. Whimsical but not for everyone. With this style anyone can turn an old wheelbarrow into a planter.
Dilapidated wheelbarrow turned planter. It’s not the prettiest… it just looks like a broken wheelbarrow. Not for me.
Yellow wheelbarrow attached to the ground and elevated holding a large fern.
Beautiful antique wooden wheelbarrow with metal and wood wheels. This is a fine yard decoration.
Here’s one of my favorite DIY wheelbarrow planters. It dynamic as it’s built in a tilted position pouring out a full flower garden. It’s awesome. This is the one I’d want in my yard.
Metal framed cart designed to hold a large flower pot.