We Cast Real Lead Planters

Do you have questions about purchasing and using our products?  Read our FAQ section.

Browse our FAQ section for pricing, delivery, and product information. New questions regarding our lead ornaments, planters, vases and urns may be submitted through our contact form.

Are lead garden ornaments safe to use?2024-02-23T14:27:20-05:00

Yes, lead garden ornaments are safe. The negative effects of lead on human health are well known. They occur when lead enters the body through inhalation or ingestion. Neither of these routes derive from the normal and sensible use of lead garden ornaments. 

How are your products shipped and delivered?2024-02-23T13:45:52-05:00

Bromsgrove products are packaged in crates on pallets and are  shipped using a third party carrier. They are delivered to a job site or the homeowner’s driveway.

How do I select and buy Bromsgrove products? How do I place my order?2024-02-23T13:44:49-05:00

We recommend booking an online consultation with one of our expert sales representatives. They will help you select your product purchases, provide quotations, advise on placement and usage, and answer any questions you have about our products. Your sales rep can accept payments, confirm your order details, and will follow up with you to provide a seamless customer experience.

Where else can I purchase English lead garden ornaments?2024-02-23T13:43:24-05:00

Nowhere else in North America offers the products that the Bromsgrove Garden foundry produces. There are a handful of foundries in the UK and Europe still making lead ornaments. We are one of only two remaining makers of these types of classic garden ornaments in North America.

What is your Returns and Exchanges policy?2024-02-23T13:41:08-05:00

We stand by our products. We guarantee workmanship that meets our own exacting standards. As our products are primarily made “on demand”, we do not accept returns unless we determine that there is a legitimate quality issue. All our products are inspected for quality prior to delivery to the customer. The nature of the process of making lead ornaments means that minor imperfections can be expected. No two urns or planters are exactly alike. This is part of the beauty of our hand-crafted work. Like nature, they each have their own unique details.

How long does it take to receive my order?2024-02-23T13:39:23-05:00

We can normally fulfill orders within 2 to 3 weeks. We have a limited inventory that may be purchased and delivered in a few days. Some custom orders will take additional time. We let our customers know in advance if there will be additional time required.

What is the price range for Bromsgrove urns and planters?2024-02-23T13:37:04-05:00

Depending on the size, our urns and planters range in price from $1,500 to $6,000.

Are lead garden ornaments heavy?2024-02-23T13:50:13-05:00

Lead garden ornaments weigh about the same as those made from cast stone, but cast stone has a much greater wall thickness.

What provisions are made for drainage and irrigation?2023-03-02T11:39:22-05:00

Typically, planters are shipped with drainage holes in the bottom. Where planters are located on a stone deck or patio, stains may result from the drained water. We offer “saucers” which are placed beneath them. Another option is a larger central drainage hole, which is piped to the substrate beneath the patio. Drip irrigation tubes can also be fed through these holes.

What is the difference between a cistern and a planter?2024-02-23T13:52:30-05:00

Planter boxes and cisterns are essentially the same, with the exception that cisterns must be watertight. When a cistern is used as part of a fountain or as a catchment for rainwater, provisions must be made for piping fittings. We offer recirculating fountains complete with pumps, piping, and fountain spouts.

What are the largest planters that you make?2024-02-23T13:54:02-05:00

We prefer to keep the largest dimension of any planter at seven feet. We have made bigger pieces, but logistical issues arise during transportation and installation when they are made larger.  Long planter arrays of more than thirty feet can be achieved by fitting a number of pieces together. We work with designers and installation crews to ensure that such arrays appear uniform, with unobtrusive joints.

What maintenance is needed for lead garden ornaments?2024-02-23T13:55:38-05:00

There is no maintenance required for lead planters. They are unaffected by anything in the natural environment – even salt spray. However, as Gertrude Jekyll noted, small boys with pen knives could damage them. Cisterns should always be drained of water when hard freezing is anticipated.

How long do lead ornaments typically last?2024-02-23T13:56:38-05:00

Lead is an incredibly durable material. Lead planters will last for generations, and will continue to be an attractive feature in a landscape in one hundred years.

Does the appearance of lead ornaments change over time?2024-02-23T13:58:35-05:00

The colour of lead garden ornaments is silvery grey. This is the patina that develops naturally as lead reacts to elements in the atmosphere. Once the patina is established, the colour will not change. Historically, some people have wanted to achieve a darker grey.This can be accomplished by applying a thin film of mineral oil.

Will lead contaminate my plants?2023-03-02T11:43:31-05:00

No. The protective layer which naturally develops on lead prevents it from leaching into its environment. It is not available to plants growing in it.


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