Decorative Rain Barrel Planter Comparison Chart

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

Rain Barrel Planters

Style Rating
Water Capacity Dimensions Multiple Colors Special Features

Faux Wine Barrel
Rain Barrel

Wine Barrel Rain Barrel
Wine Barrel 4.4 $150-$200 50 gallons 19″ L
24″ W
34″ T
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.

Terra Cotta
Rainwater Urn

Terra Cotta Rainwater Urn
Terra Cotta Urn 4.2 $299-$325 65 gallons 25″ L
25″ W
45.5″ T
No This rain barrel is made of sturdy UV-stabilized polyethylene, is scratch/crack resistant and has a built-in planter. Plus, it comes with a brass spigot and 5-foot hose. More on the Rainwater Urn

Rock Rain Barrel

Sandstone Rock Rain Barrel
Natural Rock 4.0 $175-$190 45 gallons 25.5″ L
26″ W
30.5″ T
Yes Natural stone shape blends right into landscape so you don’t notice it. However, storage tank is smaller than other containers. See Review on Rock Rain Barrel

Wicker Basket
Rain Barrel

Wicker Basket Rain Barrel with Planter on Top
Wicker/Rattan Design 4.4 $185-$200 50 gallons 23.5″ L
23.5″ W
32″ T
Yes Stylish shape and texture turn this rain barrel into an elegant planter. No need to conceal it! Plus, it conveniently comes with 2 water spigots. See Details on the Wicker Basket Rain Barrel

Impressions Palm
Rain Barrel

Impressions Palm Rain Barrel
Palm Tree Trunk Texturing 4.0 $280-$300 50 gallons 29″ L
29″ W
44″ T
Yes The Palm Decorative Rain Barrel comes in 9 colors, plus built-in planter and dual spigot locations. See more info on the Impressions Palm Barrel

Riverwalk Granite
Rain Barrel

Grey Square Granite Stone Rain Barrel with Dual Spigots and Planter
Stacked Stone Style Planter 4.3 $189-199 50 gallons 23″ L
23″ W
38″ T
Yes Square stone-looking rain barrel has built-in top planter and 2 water spigots (upper and lower). Excess water runoff diverts to front (away from house). Choose from 2 colors: light or dark granite. See more on the Riverwalk Granite Barrel.

Rain Wizard Urn

Rain Wizard Urn Rain Barrel with Planter Bowl on Top
Grey Terra Cotta Urn 4.3 $160-$180 50 gallons 22″ L
23″ W
30″ T
No Elegant urn-shaped rainwater tank comes with 2 spigots instead of 1. In addition, the barrel has an overflow channel, and you can connect it to other rain barrels. The container also features a flat back, so it fits close up against a wall. Get details on Rain Wizard Urn

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.


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