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The best plant supports for your garden

Kit your garden out ready for growing season with our selection of diverse plant supports

Finding the right supports for your plants is vital if you want to make sure they grow well - particularly during bouts of challenging British weather. Luckily, there are lots of fantastic options available online, from fairly compact domes and hoops to larger, more impressive structures. And you don't have to compromise on looks, as the majority of metal and wooden models feature classic designs with a few beautiful finishing touches.

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From shiny pewter supports to aged poles with a rusty finish and even sculptural obelisks, we've found a selection of attractive yet practical plant supports to keep your garden flourishing.

Find more beautiful and hardwearing options in our guide to the best supports for climbing plants.

Best plant supports to buy this year

Barrington Flared Plant Support

GT

With a lightweight design, this metal support is perfect for moving around the garden or allotment and can easily be placed into the soil for instant support to range of small plants.

It also has a raw metal finish, which is designed to naturally rust, creating a country house feel. Plus, the four classic baubles at the top give it a modern touch and add an extra element to your border displays in the summer.

Bulb/peony support

Crocus

A beautiful fluted plant support made for keeping tulips, peonies and range of other upright plants standing tall and supported. The stylish frame has been designed to ensure plants are kept neatly in place, whilst supported by the sturdy design.

This classy support is made from durable steel road and finished in pewter with a clear coat for an added layer of protection.

Harrod Wrap Around Plant Support

HH

Ideal for single tell stemmed plants that need that extra bit of support, this set of 3 spiral supports is a brilliant buy from Harrod Horticultural. Cleverly designed in a wrap around style, both the leaves and flower head are supported securely.

These supports can easily be moved and transported to different areas of the garden and it’s easy to fasten the support around the plants.

Brambly Cottage Carmody Cage Support

Bramley Cottage Carmody Cage Support
Wayfair

Similar to a bell shape, the Bramley Cottage Carmody Cage provides all-sided protective cover for small climbers like sweet peas or heavy-headed flowers like peonies. The steel frame has a ready-to-rust finish for a weathered look which will happen naturally over time and should offer a long lifespan.

There are four spoke-like legs that can either stand alone or be pushed into earth to give the support a more solid grounding.

76cm Metal Conical Plant Supports - 4 Pack

conical climbing support
Primrose

Classic features of conical plant climbing frames are the angled legs and broadening width as you get towards the top. This is in part to mirror a plant’s size as it grows and allow additional space for flower heads whilst supporting base stems.

At 76cm high, this set of four climbing plant supports from Primrose are quite a cost effective option if your climbers are going to stay relatively small. All are solid steel and stake directly into the ground.

Metal Sculptural Garden Obelisk

Metal Sculptural Garden Obelisk

Uniquely designed and stunningly shaped, these obelisks act as a functional sculpture in any garden. Standing alone, they add a touch of informal elegance to a modern garden setting.

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Incredibly versatile, they offer supported to plants during growing months, and can be moved to borders during the autumn and winter months to provide additional height and sculptural form. The base stretches 30cm across, while the obelisk reaches a total height of 1.5m.

Authors

Katie BealeEditorial & Digital Assistant

Katie is Editorial & Digital Assistant on Gardens Illustrated

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