Iron Troughs 

From old iron pig troughs to fine, decorative cast iron planters and cauldrons, there are many ways to add character and interest to your garden. It's up to your imagination whether you plant them with trees or flowers, or convert them into unique water features.

  • £150 In Stock

    Item no:2862

    Two similar cast iron deep bowls with slightly different dimensions each raised on modern wrought iron tripod stands. They were originally vessels for holding heated water and were typically built into a brick stove in a farm outhouse. Both bowls are now drilled through the base for drainage and make unusual garden planters with plenty of planting depth,...

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  • £180 In Stock

    Item no:2494

    A vintage cast iron planter of rectangular form with a rolled rim and tapered sides. It is similar to stock item 2493 and came from the same source but has slightly different dimensions so doesn't make a true pair. Both make versatile and unusual garden planters. 19th or early 20th century.

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  • £240 In Stock

    Item no:2720

    An antique cast iron planter of rectangular form with an iron ring on one end and drainage holes through the base. With good internal planting capacity this trough makes an excellent garden planter.  19th Century.

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    Item no:2915

    A vintage galvanised iron planter, the half round trough raised on angled iron legs at each corner. This is an old dairy wash stand with a drainage hole at one end and a chain for a plug (now missing). There is some perforation in the base around the drainage hole but it retains plenty of strength for re-use as a planter.  19th or Early 20th Century. 

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  • £360 In Stock

    Item no:2908

    A vintage galvanised iron planter, originally a water trough with a number of old pipework connections and with good proportions to be reused as a large garden planter.  Early 20th Century. 

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  • £375 In Stock

    Item no:2865

    A large cast iron cauldron of typical pot bellied form with two spigot handles and a weathered surface patination. This antique pot is drilled through the base for drainage and makes an unusually capacious garden planter. 19th Century. 

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  • £450 In Stock

    Item no:2504

    A large salvaged industrial planter from Birmingham, the enamelled cast iron bowl raised on a tapered round iron base. There is a makers' plaque on the base reading "W E Farrer Ltd Birmingham Quick Spraywash Fountain." Presumably this was originally a factory wash basin but it has great potential to be re-used either as a water feature or as a focal...

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    Item no:2836

    A good rectangular cast iron farm water trough with tapered sides, a rolled rim and an original drainage hole through the base. This trough is a good size and could be planted with larger plants such as wall climbers. 19th Century. 

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  • £600 In Stock

    Item no:2732

    A pair of salvaged cast iron planters cast as tapered square planters with a shield and the date 1985 on two sides.  20th Century.

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    Item no:2912

    A large rectangular cast iron trough with tapered sides and a main moulded rim and base. This would originally have been a water trough but now has two drainage holes through the base and makes an excellent planter capable of holding larger plants, such as wall climbers.  19th Century. 

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  • £180 Out of stock

    Item no:2876

    An antique cast iron rectangular trough with tapered sides, a plain rolled rim and a drainage hole through the base. 19th Century. 

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  • £750 In Stock

    Item no:2906

    An antique cast iron rectangular trough, stamped on the front with the date 1831, the initials 'Bo' for the Board of Ordnance and the gunner's insignia of three cannons. This unusual trough is probably an old 'quenching tank' and still holds water, making it ideal for use as a water feature. 19th Century. 

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About Holloways Antiques

Holloways sell garden antiques and garden ornament, antique pots and planters, salvaged garden ornament and reclaimed garden ornament from our courtyards around the family farm, near Malvern in Worcestershire. We specialise in old English stone including old farm troughs, millstones and staddle stones. We also have a range of interesting garden sculpture, garden statues and contemporary garden art.

We are situated in the beautiful English countryside and a visit to see our collection is never wasted. You can browse for hours in the extensive courtyards where you might find an old stone cider mill complete with millstone, a stone tough for planting alpines, an early 20th century lead urn, or a contemporary sculpture to use as a garden centrepiece. All will make your garden unique.

Holloways have been dealers in garden antiques for over 25 years and Edward Holloway is one of the leading experts in antique garden ornament and vintage garden ornament in the UK.

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