Landscaping a colourful flower border, growing your own veggies or creating a diverse allotment in your garden area requires organisation. Whether a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your green-fingered journey, gardening tools are essential for lending a hand.
Plant labels and markers are the ideal tools to help keep track of your sewing and growing. They are a functional solution to ensure you can tell your different plants apart, identify each species, and keep an eye on which flower, shrub, herb or vegetable is located where.
There is a wide range of options available, and below we’ve handpicked a selection of the top ones to help elevate your gardening experience. From simple and classic designs, to personalised options, there’s a plant label to help you out.
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The best plant labels in 2023
Browse our selection of options in the list below;
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: £4 each
Buy Wendover Wood Vegetable And Plant Markers at Not on the High Street
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.
Buy Whaline Bamboo Plant Labels at Amazon
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.
Buy Kinglake Wooden Black Board Plant Labels at Amazon
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.
Buy at Ginkgo Leaf Plant Markers at Crocus
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.
Buy Hurstborne Forge Metal Plant Markers at Etsy
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.
Buy Mr Fox’s Garden Slate Plant Labels and Crooks at Etsy
Personalised Slate Herb and Vegetable Plant Markers
Organise your homegrown produce with these pretty handmade plant markers, made from a natural slate to withstand all weather and seasons. There are five markers included in this set which can each be personalised with up to nine written characters and with a plant or vegetable illustration of your choice. They make a great gift for gardening aficionados.
Buy Personalised Slate Herb and Vegetable Plant Markets at Not On The High Street
Blackboard labels and pencil (set of 10)
These plant labels make a subtle addition to your plant pots thanks to their black colour, and come in a set of 10 so you have enough to spread across all your home growings. The markers are 25cm tall and come with a white oil-based marker pencil which can be removed with white spirit for re-use.
Buy Blackboard labels and pencil at Sarah Raven
Black Plant Labels and Pen
Keep on top of your seed sewing and home growing with these plant labels. Simply write on the black surface using the white pen included and know exactly what’s what at all times. Clear and easy to read, they also look great sticking out of your pots. The labels come in a set of 10 and each one is 38cm tall.
Buy Black Plant Labels and Pen at Sarah Raven
This product guide was last updated in September 2023. We apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.