GVR Report cover U.S. Garden Planter Market Size, Share & Trends Report

U.S. Garden Planter Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Material (Terracotta, Plastic), By End-use (Residential, Commercial), By Distribution Channel, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-180-4
  • Number of Report Pages: 85
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2022
  • Forecast Period: 2024 - 2030 
  • Industry: Consumer Goods

U.S. Garden Planter Market Size & Trends

The U.S. garden planter market size was estimated at USD 4.44 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7% from 2024 to 2030. Lifestyle trends, evolving consumer preferences, and growing interest in gardening are some of the key factors driving the growth of the garden planter market in the U.S. Moreover, the trend toward outdoor leisure and the creation of functional and aesthetically pleasing garden spaces has led to increased consumer interest in planters that enhance the overall ambiance of home gardens. This shift in consumer behavior aligns with the growth of the garden planter market as consumers prefer products that contribute to a more fulfilling outdoor experience.

U.S. Garden Planter Market size, by type, 2024 - 2030 (USD Million)

The trend toward sustainable and eco-friendly living has influenced the adoption of sustainable garden planters, likely favoring the growth of the market in the U.S. Consumers are seeking planters made from environmentally friendly materials or those designed for water conservation and efficient drainage. In addition, the emphasis on green practices extends to commercial and residential spaces, where greenery contributes to a positive environmental image. This demand for sustainability drives innovation in planter materials and design, aligning with the broader societal focus on eco-friendly solutions.

Growing commercial constructions in the U.S. are driving the adoption of garden planters to align with landscaping and modern architectural trends. Garden planters offer solutions for integrating green elements into commercial structures, such as offices, restaurants, hotels, cafes, and retail spaces, favoring to creation of an inviting and visually appealing environment. Garden planters become integral elements in these spaces, defining boundaries, providing privacy, and creating a pleasant ambiance. The incorporation of greenery enhances the overall experience for occupants and visitors, making outdoor spaces more inviting and comfortable.

The surge in the development of green cities in the U.S. is driving the demand for garden planters. As urban areas increasingly prioritize sustainability, environmental consciousness, and the integration of green spaces into city planning, garden planters play a crucial role in facilitating urban gardening and landscaping. For instance, according to United States Environmental Protection Agency initiated a ‘Greening America’s Communities’ program to assist cities and towns in creating and executing a feasible vision for eco-friendly neighborhoods, incorporating inventive green infrastructure and other sustainable design strategies.

Market Concentration & Characteristics

Market growth stage is high, and the pace of the market growth is accelerating. The garden planter market in U.S. is characterized by a high degree of innovation owing to rapid technological advancements. Innovations in the garden planter market include smart planters with integrated sensors or monitoring soil moisture, light levels and nutritional levels. In addition, there are growing innovations in terms of self-watering planters. These planters have containers that hold water and through capillary action or wicking systems, water is gradually drawn up into the soil.

U.S. Garden Planter Market Concentration & Characteristics

The level of mergers & acquisition activities in the U.S. garden planter market is moderate. Mergers and acquisitions involving materials manufacturing companies are some of the key strategies adopted by garden planter manufacturers. Moreover, the M&A also helps in developing innovative environment-friendly products and expanding the product portfolio of the company.

Regulation in the garden planter market can influence product design and materials, ensuring safety standards and environmental sustainability. Compliance with regulations is leading to the development of eco-friendly planters, and certainly limiting the use of other materials. Stringent guidelines related to labeling and market practices favor the growth of the market and enhance consumer adoption. As a result, regulations play a crucial role in paving the way for the growth of the market.

There are a limited number of product substitutes in the market. However, alternatives such as DIY options like repurposed containers, handing pots, and elevated garden beds can act as substitutes in the market. Some consumers opt for fabric or felt planters. The availability of these substitutes offer consumers with diverse choices based on preferences, gardening needs, and space constraints.

End-user concentration is a significant factor in the market. The end-user can vary diversely from individuals, hobby gardeners, and commercial establishments. Moreover, as urbanization continues, there’s a growing demand for garden & landscaping solutions to enhance outdoor spaces in both residential and commercial settings.

Material Insights

The plastic garden planter segment dominated the market with a revenue share of around 24% in 2023. Durability is an essential factor contributing to the dominance of plastic garden planters in the U.S. Moreover, plastic planters are less prone to chipping, cracking, or rusting, ensuring a longer lifespan compared to some alternative materials. Furthermore, the lightweight nature of plastic garden planters, coupled with their availability in a diverse range of sizes and designs, enhances their versatility. This variety influences consumers to choose planters that align with their aesthetic preferences while still benefiting from the durability and cost-effectiveness inherent in plastic.

Fiberglass segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.4% over the forecast period. The modern and contemporary design trends in landscaping and outdoor decor also contribute to the popularity of fiberglass garden planters. The streamlined and sleek appearance of fiberglass complements contemporary design aesthetics, making them a popular choice for commercial and residential applications looking to enhance the visual appeal of their outdoor spaces. In addition, the availability of various finishes, including glossy and matte options, further contributes to their compatibility with different design styles in U.S. 

End-use Insights

Commercial segment dominated the market with a revenue share of around 58% in 2023. The adoption of garden planters in commercial spaces is majorly driven by growing awareness of positive impact of green spaces on employee well-being and the overall atmosphere of workplaces in U.S. For instance, according to a Gallup poll 2021 conducted in U.S., office plants have been demonstrated to enhance concentration levels, employee satisfaction, and reduce stress. Plants have been shown to decrease attention spans, and, physiological stress, and contribute to overall well-being. As a result, companies are investing in incorporating greenery in indoor and outdoor areas with strategically placed planters to create visually appealing environments.

Residential segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.3% over the forecast period. The increasing trend of consumers spending more time in their home gardens contributes to widespread adoption of aesthetically appealing garden planters in residential spaces. Consumers prefer to improve their outdoor spaces such as balconies, yards, and patios into functional inviting spaces. In addition, an increase in several home improvement projects across U.S. is likely engaging homeowners to remodel their lawns & gardens, likely driving the growth of the segment.

Distribution Channel Insights

The sales of garden planters through home improvement stores dominated the market with a revenue share of over 34% in 2023. The availability of a wide range of garden planters in numerous materials, sizes, shapes, and designs offers consumer varied choices to cater to their tastes and gardening needs. Moreover, home improvement stores such as The Home Depot, and Lowe’s often provide educational resources, such as guides, in-store experts, or workshops, to assist and help in making informed decisions about selecting and caring for garden planters. These factors are likely to drive the dominance of home improvement stores in U.S.

U.S. Garden Planter Market share, by type, 2023 (%)

Online segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 8.0% over the forecast period. Availability of product information and visual representation present on e-commerce websites contribute to the sale of garden planters through online channels in U.S. Moreover, the presence of facilities such as detailed product descriptions, high-quality images, and customer reviews improve the online shopping experience, providing consumers with the information needed to make informed purchasing decisions. In addition, availability of virtual tools, such as 3D models or augmented reality features, allows consumers to visualize how the planters will look in their own spaces, likely driving the growth of the online distribution channel.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The HC Companies, Inc., Crescent Garden Company, and Tusco Products are some of the dominant players operating in the market. The market for garden planters in the U.S. is a blend of traditional players, innovative newcomers, evolving technologies, and changing consumer demands.

Key U.S. Garden Planter Companies:

  • THE HC COMPANIES, INC.
  • Bloem
  • Crescent Garden Company
  • Mayne
  • Tusco Products
  • Planters Unlimited
  • Urban Pot
  • NewPro Corp
  • Novelty Manufacturing Co.
  • Palmer Planter Company

Recent Developments

  • In June 2023, Crescent Garden Company collaborated with UBQ Materials, a climate technology developer specializing in advanced materials. This partnership has led to the introduction of a new series of planters featuring UBQ, known as Crescent Too O+. Crescent Garden is revolutionizing sustainability in both home and garden environments through these plant-positive containers, which not only enhance personal spaces but also contribute to a positive impact on the global environment.

  • In July 2021, The HC Companies, the foremost manufacturer of horticultural containers in North America, broadened its range of sustainable products by introducing a novel biobased resin material. HC's BioPax growing containers represent a technological breakthrough for the industry and align with the company's environmental initiatives.

  • In March 2021, The HC Companies received official recognition from the Forest Stewardship Council for their lineup of fiber-growing and protective packaging solutions. These products have been designated as "FSC Recycled 100%." This acknowledgment reflects HC's ongoing dedication to producing increasingly sustainable offerings for the market.

US. Garden Planter Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2024

USD 4.66 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 6.88 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.7% from 2024 to 2030

Base year for estimation

2023

Historical data

2018 - 2022

Forecast period

2024 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion, volume in million units, and CAGR from 2024 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Material, end-use, distribution channel

Country scope

U.S.

Key companies profiled

THE HC COMPANIES, INC.; Bloem; Crescent Garden Company; Mayne; Tusco Products; Planters Unlimited; Urban Pot; NewPro Corp; Novelty Manufacturing Co.; Palmer Planter Company

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U.S. Garden Planter Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the U.S. garden planter market report based on material, end-use, and distribution channel:

  • Material Outlook (Volume, Million Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Terracotta

    • Plastic

    • Wood

    • Concrete

    • Metal

    • Ceramic

    • Fiberglass

    • Others

  • End-Use Outlook (Volume, Million Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Residential

    • Commercial

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Volume, Million Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets

    • Home Improvement Stores

    • Specialty Stores

    • Co-Op/Independent

    • Online/E-commerce

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