Stylish Combo Potting Table and Greenhouse With Integrated Rain Barrel

October 7, 2013 by


How charming is Watercabinet, a new potting table “station” for a small gardens, terraces, or balconies, that brings everything related to gardening together in one place? I love its integrated rain water collection system and mini greenhouse.


Like many others, I am making the effort to be more water conscious, which is why I was attracted to this second place winner in the garden unique YoungStar competition at the design and gardening trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne.


Created by Dutch designer Francien Hazen, the unit collects and stores rainwater by connecting directly to the home’s downspout, the vertical pipe that carries rainwater from a rain gutter to property’s ground level.


Using the incorporated faucet, one can pump water directly from Watercabinet’s integrated rain barrel to fill a bucket or watering can for irrigating herbs and plants growing in its small integrated small greenhouse.  There’s even a storage area for garden tools and equipment.

The designer’s approach to a common problem won over all the garden unique judges who loved how Watercabinet turns “ordinary, unattractive garden butts (rain barrels) into multi-functional water stations.” Now if it only included a composter too…



  1. Stevie Nick (no S) said:

    Very impressive little unit, functional, decorative. I like it!

    — October 7, 2013 @ 20:21

  2. Robin Horton said:

    Thanks Stevie, I rather thought it was nice too!

    — October 18, 2013 @ 17:35

  3. kellygirl said:

    How much does this cost & who is the supplier?

    — November 22, 2013 @ 09:45

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