The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

I am going to admit to something here that not a lot of people know: “I HATE GARDENING!” I love the look of a nice garden, but hate doing it. For several years now I have paid my elderly neighbour in beer to cut the grass every few weeks because I hate doing that much! But something I do love looking at and making myself is what is known as a cinder block planter. Simple to make, the plants are care free succulents and they look simply stunning. And with that in mind I bring you….

The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

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The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

8 Block – Cinder Block Planter With Succulents

10 – This is my own one, that I made!

Me! It was actually me that made this! Trust me, if I can make my own that basically means anyone could have a go. It was so simple, I used X8 12″ cinder blocks and the total build price £13.60. While it might be a lot smaller than most the other ones seen here it still look amazing and everyone that comes to the front door seems to love it.

The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

Single Block – Cinder Block Planter With Succulents and Pebbles

9 – Simple, but yet deadly effective.

This is a great example that shows even having a single cinder block, means it looks amazing. With a nice mix of succulent plants and pebbles it is like a little Oasis in the garden.

The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

1000 Block – Cinder Block Planter and Vegetable Garden

8 – The Cinder Planter Wall!

The effort needed to pull this off is far beyond anything I would be willing to do myself, but the idea of using the cinder blocks as vegetable wall garden is very, very good indeed.

The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

12 Block – Cinder Block Planter With Flowers and Common Plants

7 – A cinder block planter done right!

What I liked about this one is not only is the symmetrical layout awesome looking, but they have not gone through the hard work of layering the bottom. All this person has done is place the plants ans flowers into the plater using plant pots! Shame I didn’t think of doing this when I did mine.

The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

8 Block – Cinder Block Planter With Flowers

6 – Small, but quite frankly beautiful

This layout is showing people that it doesn’t have to be placed up against the wall like most people have done, but can in fact be free standing pretty much anywhere you want it to in the garden! For this one they have placed the plants into grow bags to give them some root growth.

The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

16 Block – Cinder Block Planter With Succulents

5 – It might be round the bend but it is also pure genius

This is one of only a few I have ever seen that is not full of straight lines and corner placements. This one curving round the corner is a fantastic example of a small succulent garden placement idea. Best of all is that in the image link there is a step by step image driven making guide! Fancy making your own? This might just be the one to try.

The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

36 Block – Cinder Block Planter With Succulents and Hanging Plants

4 – The perfect example of it done right.

If there is one thing about this one and what I discovered when I was making my own one, it is the need for randomness. I tried several symmetrical layouts in my own garden, but it just didn’t seem to work, then bingo! I found this image, made my own random and misplaced, and suddenly it look amazing! …much like this one.

The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

38 Block – Cinder Block Planter With Succulents and Desert Plants

3 – A great example of how to do it right on a patio

While this one is rather large, I personally think it was well worth the effort. With a nice mix of succulents and desert plants it is a very low maintenance garden ornament.

The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

12 Block – Cinder Block Planter With Various Plants

2 – The Tower Block they call cinder

Placing a cinder planter somewhere in the garden that it will get sprayed by the lawn sprinkler is a great way to make it zero maintenance. It might give it a slightly muddy shine to it, but I think that makes it look even better!

The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

16 Block – Cinder Block Planter With Various Planer With Flowers and Super Mario Block Theming

1 – There are good ideas and then there are ideas born of pure genius!

It might well be the nerd inside me that made this number 1, but I do also think it is beautiful, and a great way to get the kids involved. It is not only the Super Mario question blocks, it is also the colourful flowers they have used that makes this one extra special.

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77 thoughts on “The World’s Top 10 Best Cinder Block Planters

  1. Pingback: How To Make Cinder Block Planters | Do-It-Yourself Fun Ideas

  2. Well it is funny you should say that because just yesterday I put my foot on a sticking out part of my own cinder block planter to tie my show laces together and it broke off! Maybe it is because of all the rain we have been having.

  3. I had the idea a couple of weeks ago to make a planter out of a few cinder blocks, and I figured it must have been done before, so I Googled “cinder block planters” and it took me to your blog post. After looking at these, I continued with my own idea, freshly inspired by some of what I saw here. I’d really like to send you a picture of it, as I think you will really appreciate it. How can I do that?

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