Life on the Edge in Your Urban Garden

May 3, 2010 by

Berlin-based designer Michael Hilgers offers a fresh alternative to the traditional balcony planter box, one that is perfect for any urban garden with limited space. His On the Edge line of pots are 100% water-resistant polyethylene with two separate chambers that slip easily over and sit securely on any balcony railing with a maximum thickness of 60mm.

In it’s separate compartments you could easily plant flowers on one side, herbs on the other.

A similar over-the-railing balcony planter is produced by Greenbo.


The VertVert system allows you to start a vertical garden


The On the Edge planter becomes a bird feeder in winter!

Don’t live in a climate that allows you to garden year-round? Consider turning your planters into  bird feeders.


The Hot Bucky turns the corner of your balcony into a garden


No drilling or screws needed for the “Herbert” planter.

  • http://localecology.org Georgia

    Amazing set of truly *urban* planters. Really like the dual nature of the planter-feeder containers.

  • https:www.gardenyourcity.com Barbara

    Every design is ideal. Where was this when I was in Manhattan! Since no drainage holes are seen – adding a few inches of rock at the bottom and keeping aware of the water intake will keep gardeners and plants happy!

  • Robin Plaskoff Horton

    There are drainage holes in the bottom. In fact, I wondered about the tenants below, but I think they rest far enough off the edge that maybe the drips miss the people under them.

  • http://www.porchswingsets.com Jay Chua

    I am impressed with how well you making use of Urban + Green design.
    It’s hard to design in an environmentally friendly approach especially if you live in the city, but I guess the pictures said it’s all possible.

    Jay Chua
    Publisher, PorchSwingSets.com

  • Robin Plaskoff Horton

    Thank you Jay for your kind feedback. Our cities need great green design and urbanites want it.

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  • http://www.floraselect.co.uk Garden Pots

    These are really cool pots- I think I saw some of these last time I was over in Holland

  • kathy

    Where can you buy on the edge pots?

  • Adriana Castellanos

    Hola me gustaría comprarles unas macetas para un roof garden, me pueden dar un mail para ponerme en contacto con ustedes:

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