Garden urns give your garden or yard a traditional and charming look. Garden urns are a more decorative type of planter. Often found in formal landscapes, they are usually large and often ornate. Because they are so large, heavy and decorative, garden urns tend to be more expensive than other types of planters. Garden urns are a good choice for holding small shrubs, small trees and for grouping formal plantings, such as a perennial mixture with ivy trailing from the rim of the container. Material is important when choosing a garden urn. Garden urns are traditionally made from concrete, which makes them very heavy. This is a plus if the urn is going to hold a tree or another larger plant. However, it also makes them difficult to move.
If you are going to use a concrete urn, make sure you are happy with where you locate it. Garden urns also have a distinct advantage in that they are designed with a built-in stand that raises them above the ground and allows water to drain. After all, adding a garden urn to your backyard garden, or front yard landscape is a great way to show your own personal style, and add art to your home at the same time.