Decorative Rain Barrel Planter Comparison Chart for 2017

Do you want to buy a decorative rain barrel? Compare 13 different rain barrels below by style, price, rating, dimensions, colors, material and special features. Now that’s shopping made easy!

Note: All rain barrels include a mesh screen to keep out leaves and other debris plus a high-quality brass spigot (vs the cheap plastic version). They are all constructed of heavy-duty plastic resin, which is lightweight while also tough, durable plus fade and crack resistant.

Rain Barrel Planters
Style Rating
1-5
Price
(approx)
Water Capacity Dimension Multiple Colors Special Features
Savannah Rain Barrel
Savannah Decorative Rain Barrel
Colonial 3.0 $110
(on sale)
55 gallons 21″ x 21″ x 41″ Yes The Savannah comes in 8 different colors, plus built-in planter and flat back sits flush against wall.
Impressions Palm Rain Barrel
Impressions Palm Rain Barrel
Palm Tree Trunk Texturing 4.0 $100
(on sale)
50 gallons 29″ x 29″ x 44″ Yes The Palm Decorative Rain Barrel comes in 9 colors, plus built-in planter and dual spigot locations.
Algreen Agua Rain Barrel
Algreen Agua Rain Barrel
Ceramic-Look Urn 4.0 $140
(on sale)
50 gallons 23″ x 23″ x 33″ Yes The Agua has a built-in planter and has additional 4-foot garden hose with shut-off nozzle.
Tree Bark Rain Barrel
Good Ideas Tree Bark Rain Barrel
Tree Bark Texturing 4.0 $225
(on sale)
90 gallons 23″ x 23″ x 34″ Yes Barrel has built-in planter, plus comes in 8 different colors and has dual spigot locations.
Algreen Athena Rain Barrel
Algreen Athena Rain Barrel
Ceramic Urn 4.5 $125, $200 50 gallon or 80 gallon 24″ x 24″ x 34″
24″ x 24″ x 49″
Yes Barrel has built-in planter, plus dual water overflows (can be connected to more barrels).
Rainsaver Rain Barrel
Rainsaver Rain Barrel
Whiskey Barrel 5.0 $195
(on sale)
54 gallons 23″ x 23″ x 36″ Yes Get a stylish barrel without the maintenance of wood, additional space for planter.
Wood Grain Rain Barrel
Wood Grain Rain Barrel
Wine Barrel 4.0 $115
(on sale)
50 gallons 19″ x 24″ x 34″ Yes Get the wood-grain appearance without the maintenance. Choose from 5 different colors, has space for planter and flat back sits flush against wall.
Kyoto Rain Barrel
Kyoto Rain Barrel
Japanese 4.5 $100 55 gallons 23″ x 23″ x 35″ No

Barrel features natural sandstone look, plus extra stable base and space for planter.

Wicker Style Rain Barrel
Yimby Rain Barrel
Wicker Basket Texturing 5.0 $130
(on sale)
50 gallons 24″ x 24″ x 33″ No Decorative rain barrel has unique textured finish, plus a built-in planter.
Venetia Rain Barrel
Venetia Rain Barrel
Venetian Urn 4.5 $300 80 gallons 27″ x 27″ x 51″ No This is a sophisticated statement piece with large storage capacity and space for planter.
Rock Rain Barrel
Rock Rain Barrel
Granite Rock 3.5 $96 42 gallons 25″ x 26″ x 30″ No Easily conceal this decorative rain barrel among landscape plants, very realistic looking.
Wood Box Rain Barrel
Northland Rain Barrel
Wood Box 4.5 $150
(on sale)
47 gallons 25″ x 16″ x 40″ No Flat back sits flush against wall, and unique design makes this barrel easy to conceal. Includes 2 brass spigots.
Aquascape Rain Barrel
Aquascape Rain Barrel
Plain, Sandstone-Look 3.5 $230
(on sale)
75 gallons 29″ x 29″ x 30″ No The Aquascape rain barrel features a built-in planter and lockable lid.
Good Ideas 300 Gallon
Rain Barrel
Good Ideas 300-Gallon Rain Barrel
Natural, Stone-Look 3.0 $549
(on sale)
300 gallons 45″ x 37″ x 60″ Yes This Good Ideas rain barrel has a large storage capacity, room for planter, plus flat back sits flush against wall.

Shopping for a Decorative Rain Barrel?

As you can see, you have lots of options to choose from. The hardest part may be making a decision on which rain barrel to buy.

First, consider the space you have available and the amount of rainwater you want to collect. Do you have the space to accommodate a large 300-gallon unit, or do you need to position several smaller barrels by different downspouts around your home? Do you require a container than fits flush against a wall?

Next, think about the style of your property. Do you want to conceal your water collection system, or would you prefer to showcase decorative rain barrels around your house? Does your home have a modern, rustic or mediterranean style? Choose a container to match.

Finally, do you want special features such as planters, or a hose for watering a nearby garden? These eco-friendly water collecting systems can do double-duty as planting containers as well as help you irrigate your plants.