Friday, November 4, 2016

Award-Winning Plant-a-Bar Celebrates Garden-to-Glass Cocktail Culture

If there was ever a product that so directly appeals to my twin passions of homegrown garden art and cocktail culture - it’s this snazzy number - an award-winning bar cum herb planter!

As soon as I received this news I knew I had to share with you. It’s perfect for a true “Garden-to-Glass” cocktail experience.

Order now for spring - just in time for the launch of my next book, Finishing Touches: The Art of Garnishing the Cocktail 

So Cheers! To the garden creatives that dreamed up this cutie pie. I might get two and arrange them as mirror decor - across from one another -- with garden and bar accessories framing the bar decor.

Gardener’s Supply Company is being honored with a national, “Green Thumb,” award by the Direct Gardener’s Association for its innovative new product, “Plant-A-Bar.” Plant-a-Bar, one of only five winners, is an elevated cedar planter box with an integrated bar shelf so you can grow herbs for your favorite cocktails and then harvest a fresh sprig as you relax at the bar.

The DGA Green Thumb Awards recognize outstanding new garden products available by mail or online. The awards are sponsored by the Direct Gardening Association, the world's largest non-profit association of companies that sell garden products directly to consumers.

Plant-a-Bar is made in the USA and it’s ‘green,’ because it’s crafted from reclaimed wood. Only the best reclaimed pieces are selected to form strong, solid panels which are planed smooth to highlight the attractive variations in color and grain.

The skilled craftsmen in the Vermont factory transform the panels into a uniquely beautiful combination of planter and furniture.

Durable butcher-block cedar sides are crafted from reclaimed wood, with rustproof aluminum corners and trim. Bar shelf folds down when not in use.

To make the most of our precious forest resources, Gardener’s Supply uses reclaimed pieces of high-quality North American cedar from lumber mill trimmings and give them new life in the butcher-block planters. Only the best reclaimed pieces are selected and glued together to form strong, solid panels, which are planed smooth to highlight the attractive variations in color and grain. The skilled craftsmen in their Vermont factory transform the panels into these uniquely beautiful planters.

Product Details

  • Assembly required
  • ​Butcher-block cedar, aluminum
  • 4' L x 39-1/4" W (including shelf) x 42" H
  • 9-3/4" planting depth
  • Holds 180 quarts of potting mix
  • Weighs 123 lbs.
  • Ships in two 60-70 lb. boxes
“Plant-a-Bar has been a real hit with our customers,” says Gardener’s Supply spokesperson Claudia Marshall, “so we’re delighted to see this product getting the industry recognition it deserves.”

Plant-A-Bars are available in 2 sizes. The 2x4 bar is $549 and the 2x8 bar is $699. For more details and to make a purchase, call 1-800-427-3363 or visit

About Gardener's Supply Company

Gardener’s Supply Company is a 100% employee-owned company of avid gardeners providing garden-tested, earth-friendly products combined with practical information. Located in Burlington, Vermont, the company has won many awards for its innovative gardening products, online gardening content and progressive management style. Gardener's Supply is also a Certified B Corporation and donates 8-percent of its profits to charity.