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Best Plant Markers - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

10 of the best plant labels and markers

Our pick of plant markers for your garden, including eco-friendly choices.

Creating a diverse allotment, flower border  or vegetable patch can be a real joy, but before shoots begin to sprout it can be easy to lose track of which flower, herb and vegetable is where. Plant labels and markers are an ideal way to distinguish one plant from another and help identify different species to any admirers of your garden.

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There are a wide range of options available, including those made from upcycled products such as old tea spoons as well as  sustainable choices created from recycled plastic plant pots.

Below, we’ve curated a list of our top choices with some of the best plant labels available at the moment. If you are looking for other decorative garden ideas, we’ve also put together inspirational lists of unusual garden ornaments, the best garden mirror ideas and even some of the best garden rugs.


10 of the best plant labels and markers

Browse our selection of options in the list below;

1

Wendover Wood Vegetable And Plant Markers

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Wendover Wood Vegetable And Plant Markers

These markers are made from recycled wood and painted by hand in brown waterproof garden paint. Each stake is 30cm long and engraved with a specified plant name. Select from a list of different plants and vegetables or request a personalised one if you have a more unusual crop to identify.

Price: £3 each

Buy Wendover Wood Vegetable And Plant Markers at Not on the High Street


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Circular & Co. Eco Recycled Plant Labels With Wax Crayon (Set of 5)

Circular & Co. Eco Recycled Plant Labels With Wax Crayon (Set of 5) - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Circular & Co. Eco Recycled Plant Labels With Wax Crayon (Set of 5)

These plant labels are created from recycled plastic plant pots, which helps prevent existing plastic from ending up in landfill. They come as a set of five blank stakes with a wax crayon to note the relevant plant on each one. You can wipe the crayon away and rewrite each season as you plant new varieties. The markers are made in the UK and are 15cm long.

Price: £4.95

Buy Circular & Co. Eco Recycled Plant Labels at Not on the High Street


3

Herb Markers

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Herb Markers

Choose an existing herb marker or request one to be personalised with any plant name you require, as each of these striking labels is made with a laser cutter. Made from natural wood the stakes range from 16.4cm to 23cm tall, depending on the length of the word chosen.

Price: from £2.50

Buy Herb Markers at Etsy


4

Whaline Bamboo Plant Labels

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Whaline Bamboo Plant Labels

These plant labels are created from natural bamboo, which is a more environmentally friendly alternative to other materials such as plastic. They are double-sided and come with a marker pen, so you can write the name of your plants and vegetables before planting. The set comes as a pack of 60 and each one is 10cm in length.

Price: £11.99

Buy Whaline Bamboo Plant Labels at Amazon


5

Kinglake Wooden Black Board Plant Labels

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Kinglake Wooden Black Board Plant Labels

There are 20 of these wooden plant markers, which are designed to look like a classic chalkboard. You can add your own names or pictures to each one in chalk and simply wipe to reuse again. The stakes themselves are made from wood and they are 5.4cm tall.

Price: £10.99

Buy Kinglake Wooden Black Board Plant Labels at Amazon


6

Ginkgo Leaf Plant Markers

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Ginkgo Leaf Plant Markers

These Ginkgo leaf markers come in two styles so you can choose whether you would prefer those which stake in the soil or ones to hang from tree branches or shrubs, using the attached wire spiral. The markers are finished in an antique brass and clear matt lacquer so plant and vegetable names can simply be added in pen. The plant markers come in a set of four and, as they are handmade, each one is slightly unique.

Price: £9.99

Buy at Ginkgo Leaf Plant Markers at Crocus


7

Set Of Three Vintage Tea Spoon Plant Markers

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Set Of Three Vintage Tea Spoon Plant Markers

Created from hammered vintage tea spoons, these “upcycled” plant markers are hand-stamped with flower and herb or vegetable names, or you can even request a personalised quote. They would make a unique gardening gift idea for Christmas and birthdays.

Price: £17

Buy Vintage Tea Spoon Plant Markers at Not on the High Street


8

Hurstborne Forge Metal Plant Markers

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Hurstborne Forge Metal Plant Markers

These metal plant labels are waterproof and should be hard-wearing as they are created from solid, powder coated steel. A silver pen is included with your order so you can add the name of the relevant plants or herbs to each. The markers can be wiped clean again with rubbing alcohol or white spirit meaning they are ready to reuse each season. The plant labels are made in Hampshire in the UK, are approximately 14cm tall and come as a set of 15.

Price: £4.99

Buy Hurstborne Forge Metal Plant Markers at Etsy


9

Mr Fox’s Garden Slate Plant Labels and Crooks

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Mr Fox’s Garden Slate Plant Labels and Crooks

These crook plant labels feature a hanging label of natural slate which is mined in Wales. The metal crooks are made from copper-coated steel which will rust aesthetically with age. You can even request fully rusted crooks if you prefer, as each piece is made to order by an independent seller on Etsy.

Price: £16

Buy Mr Fox’s Garden Slate Plant Labels and Crooks at Etsy


10

Tipped Stencilled Stoneware Plant Tags

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Tipped Stencilled Stoneware Plant Tags

These plant tags are made in stoneware and are printed with the names of four common herbs; mint, sage, thyme and rosemary. The tags come in a set of four from Garden Trading and each one is 15cm tall.

Price: £20

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Buy Tipped Stencilled Stoneware Plant Tags at Garden Trading