Recycled Tyre Pot Plants

In the lead up to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, I deemed it appropriate to (again) talk about my obsession with recycling and repurposing goods. And on top of that, my obsession with pots and plants. I have many obsessions. Too many perhaps. But when you combine recycling, repurposing and plants, my senses go into overdrive.

So, with that in mind, it would be criminal of me not to talk about these environmentally friendly hand-stitched UV resistant pot plants made from recycled tyres. They are an incredibly durable, sturdy and aesthetically pleasing product that help reduce the mountains and mountains of landfill we have. They are also lightweight, easy to manoeuvre with the handles and look pretty darn good considering it’s a repurposed wheel for your car. They’re cool. Really, really cool. And you don’t have to every worry about them smashing or putting a huge dent in your pocket because thankfully, these guys are pretty cheap.


I’ve found some woven ones i’ve had in the past have a tendency to rot (mainly due to me not putting a base underneath the pot, but whatever) and there is no chance of that happening with these bad boys. And you know what I think of when I look at these? They’re perfect for a man in his ‘manly’ house or apartment that doesn’t necessarily want traditional pot plants but still wants to incorporate some greenery into their abode.

You can also use the large ones for shoe buckets, umbrella holders, dirty washing baskets, anything really. The only restriction here is your imagination!

You can pick up these online or in store from Garden Life in Sydney or grab some of the smaller varieties from Kit n Caboodle.Recycled tyre pots




  • alicia says:

    Hi I have a cafe/florist in rural SA & I love these planters! Can I have some info on them with the possibility of selling them? If you would like to have a look at my shop its on Facebook “alicia’s”
    thanks I look forward to your reply

    • Anna says:

      Hi Alicia,

      They’re great aren’t they! I have no idea who the Australian distributor is for these, but perhaps you could get in touch with one of the stockists and ask?

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