Category: Civic Planter Boxes

Trough Planters

Quatro Design Trough Planters

Quatro Design has an extensive range of modern contemporary trough planter boxes, large rectangular planters and square planters to suit any landscape application, whether it is to streetscape and provide greenery to compliment commercial spaces and office buildings or to assist with screening and privacy on balcony and rooftop gardens.

Our GRC (Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete) troughs are made from a mixture of cement, sand and other additives that is reinforced with bundled strands of fibreglass filaments, this increases the strength of the concrete whilst reducing the weight of the planter compared to pre-cast concrete products. All pots, planter boxes and seats come in four standard colours: white, concrete grey, charcoal and sandstone.

400 Series Modular Troughs

Quatro Design 400 Series Troughs

Our 400 SERIES troughs are perfectly suited to add greenery and screening to narrow spaces. Our 400mm wide by 400mm high troughs are manufactured in the following lengths: 800mm, 1200m, 1600mm and 2000mm. Ornamental grasses like Liriope or Pennisetum and sculptural succulent plants like Sanseveria compliment this range very well.

500 Series Modular Troughs

Quatro Design 500 Series Troughs

Our 500 SERIES troughs are the perfect modular solution and can be used in virtually any landscaping project. Our 500mm wide by 500mm high planter boxes are manufactured in the following lengths: 1000mm, 1500mm, 2000mm and 2500mm. Small ornamental shrubs like Buxus or Rhaphiolepis can be planted to form an instant hedge.

600 Series Modular Troughs


Quatro’s 600 SERIES trough planters are the perfect contemporary accessory for rooftop gardens and decks. The wider base (compared to our 400mm and 500mm troughs) is better suited to medium-sized shrubs and screening plants to provide screening and privacy to outdoor areas. Screenings shrubs like Nandina, Murraya and clumping Bamboo varieties compliment this modern trough range well. Our 600mm wide by 600mm high troughs come in the following lengths: 1200mm and 1800mm.

Narrow Tall Troughs

Quatro Design Narrow Tall Planters


Our range of NARROW TALL PLANTERS are ideal for landscape situations where you require tall trough planter boxes that have a narrow footprint. They are often used as balustrade planters and add a modern touch to any balcony garden.
The narrow tall troughs have been designed in a number of sizes to address every landscape gardening scenario.

Square Planters

Quatro Design Square Planters


Our SQUARE PLANTER RANGE brings architectural and formal lines into the landscape and make very attractive outdoor features, particularly when the large and oversized cubes are used. There are a variety of square trough sizes available from 400mm, to 500mm, 600mm, 700mm, 800mm, 900mm and larger sizes like 1000mm, 1100mm, 1200mm, 1500mm to our impressive oversized 1800mm and 2000mm cubes that make a real statement.

Extra Large Troughs


Quatro Design’s CIVIC RANGE is a specifier’s dream, with numerous landscape architecture, commercial shopping centre and urban landscaping applications. The large sizes available ensure that both the planter boxes and added greenery are modern and attractive features. The following are some of our popular sizes: 1200x1200x800mm, 1500x600x1000mm, 1500x1500x1000mm, 2000x500x1000mm and 2200x1000x800mm.

Custom Pot Design & Manufacture


Don’t see a trough suited to your site conditions yet? The experienced Quatro Design team can also assist with custom designed and manufactured troughs and planter boxes made to order to your specifications.

Contact us to discuss how we can assist you with your next project.

Quatro Design – Where landscape meets architecture

Barangaroo

Barangaroo has come a long way since the massive development within the Sydney CBD began several years ago.  This past week I was down in Sydney, and while walking through the lane ways in the area I saw several Quatro Design planter products.  Firstly, there were numerous 1200 Designer Bowls, oftentimes nested with pots of varied styles and made of different materials.  The contrast in styles works well together.

Then there’s the Pocket Park featuring a range of our Civic square and trough planter boxes.  We supplied these several years ago for a temporary garden area during the Barangaroo construction phase. Now the planters have been re-purposed in the Pocket Park.  They’ve been repainted in bright colours, and now sit amidst the outdoor ping pong tables and street furniture.  It all looks very chic and cool.

George Street Transformation in Sydney CBD

 

If you’ve visiting the Sydney CBD soon, look out for Sydney Light Rail’s transformation of George Street which includes seventy-five Quatro Design GRC planter boxes.  

In October we were approached by Sydney Light Rail to supply  75 custom planter boxes before the end of November.  We said we could do it within the timeframe, and received the go-ahead in late October.  This meant fabricating four moulds for the metre x metre x metre planters on 75mm high feet, and then making four planters  per day.  Delivery required two semi-truck loads.  The planters were delivered on schedule, installed and planted out ready for the opening on 5 December.

Here’s two videos showing the George Street transformation.


maryborough street revitalization

Maryborough, nestled on the Mary River in Queensland, boasts a relaxed atmosphere and beautifully preserved colonial streets.  The town is steeped in history with the original wharf district now home to vintage restaurants, pubs, museums and art galleries.

Under the Fraser Coast Council, Maryborough recently underwent a revitalisation program which saw the downtown area undergo major works to restore some of the city’s historic buildings and shopfronts.

Quatro Design manufactured custom GRC planters and street furniture elements for the project. The seats from the Flinders range incorporated  decorative panels and bronze sculptures playing tribute to Maryborough’s rich history which includes the birthplace of Pamela Lyndon Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins.

the streets of barangaroo

Barangaroo is Sydney’s newest neighbourhood, and many of the streets within are quite literally the city’s newest roads. The first building was completed in July 2015, when the first section of Barangaroo was opened.

As tenants started moving in so to did the streets start to open to pop-up food vendors and a trickling of restaurants and bars. To aid in the greening of what is still a construction area, Quatro Design was commissioned to supply a number of its Civic planters in painted finishes, the largest being the 2000 Civic square planter. These colourful break-out areas enable people to sit and enjoy the views and sample the neighbourhood street food.

Further sections of the South precinct will progressively open until its fully completed in 2021.

the langham hotel sydney

The Langham Hotel, which has won almost every prestigious domestic and international award, is a superb urban retreat known for its tranquil, boutique ethos, recently underwent extensive refurbishments to the tune of $30 million. A complete redevelopment of the lobby, dining areas, guest rooms and ballrooms saw London based design firm GA Design transform the hotel with classical & elegant design aesthetics and most importantly opening up the hotel to magnificent harbour views.

Building works were overseen by ICMG and Quatro Design was proud to be a part of the finishes schedule, including numerous GRC planters including window planter boxes on the Kent St entrance, and cube & trough planters boxes on the harbour side balconies. A single custom designed painted grc planter at the centre of the formal dining room was a hit with the design team and a few others have been commissioned for this project.

For a truly memorable stay in Sydney be sure to check into The Langham at www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/sydney/

lourdes hill college

Lourdes Hill College located in Hawthorn, an inner eastern suburb of Brisbane, received a new extension earlier this year and Quatro Design was approached to supply & install planters in the beautification and greening of the new outdoor spaces created. An array of Quatro U bowls, Cylinder, & Cube planters were painted in shades of blue, positioned on site and planted out with a variety of species including olives & magnolias.