Shaping Unique Spaces with Custom Outdoor Planters: An Architect’s Handbook by Vietnam CDM

Custom outdoor planters are one of the best ways to shape unique spaces in residential and commercial settings. The only problem is, besides a few select landscape architects, most people have never had the opportunity to work closely with custom planters. With decades of experience in the field, our team at Vietnam CDM understands all the ins and outs of working with a custom planter. In this post, we’ll explain everything you need to know!

What are custom outdoor planters?

To begin with, what are custom outdoor planters? Simply put, these are planters that are made at a manufacturing facility to your exact specifications. This means custom colors, custom size, and custom shape! In terms of material, though some distributors offer things like custom metal planters, we pride ourselves in using only high quality fiberglass planters.

Now you have a better idea of the basics, let’s get started with the rest of the post!

Form and Function in Harmony: The Role of Custom Outdoor Planters in Architecture

THE PLANT GUY / Jay Scotts

Custom planters are made to your exact requirements using high-quality fiberglass. They allow you to create the perfect environment and add beauty to any space.

This is where the idea of form and function working together comes into play. Take for example the Milano Narrow Rectangular Planter pictured. While the planter clearly introduces clean lines and beauty with its simple fiberglass design, can you tell what else its doing for this space? That’s right, it’s also adding privacy to this rooftop area, and that’s just what we mean by form and function working together.

With our custom planters, taking advantage of this idea becomes even simpler. If you can’t find the planter you need from the wide variety offered at our online store, don’t hesitate to contact us to see how we can help!

Architectural Aesthetics with Substance: Vietnam CDM’s Custom Outdoor Planter Collection

modern outdoor planters
©Penthouse Pool Club / UA Companies / Jay Scotts

With over 90 planters available on our wholesale store, we’re sure you can find the custom planters that are right for your job. We offer custom planters of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Whether you need square planters like the ever popular 69141 Cube Planter pictured on this pool deck, or if you want something more unique like tapered planters, we’ve got that as well.

Customization Opportunities

With so many customization opportunities, it’s easy to get lost in all the different choices of custom planters. However, one thing that remains constant with all our products is that they’re made from fiberglass.

Ultimately, the fiberglass material is the star of the show. Not only are these lightweight, durable, and environmentally friendly, their design flexibility is the reason why it’s possible to produce custom order plants exactly to your specifications. Compared to something like custom metal planters, which are rigid by nature, fiberglass allows for the utmost in customization.

Bringing Visions to Life: Customizing Outdoor Planters for Architectural Excellence

Planters installed in the Gates South Beach Resort
©Geomantic Designs / Landscape Architecture / Vietnam CDM

One aspect of Vietnam CDM that we have yet to touch upon that separates us from most competition is our ODM and OEM custom planter services.


Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) refers to creating custom planters that are tailored to your exact needs. ODM services are perfect for companies with a brand but who don’t possess the design capabilities to produce their own fiberglass planters. By partnering with us, we can build a fruitful relationship that will equip you with some of the best planters on the market. Contact us to get started.


Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) is slighty different to ODM, in that our team at Vietnam CDM will work alongside you to create planters that you require for your various clients and projects. This service is helpful when you have an idea in mind but you don’t have the manufacturing tools to actually create said product. Contact us to get started.

Embodied Concepts: Architectural Narratives with Vietnam CDM’s Custom Outdoor Planters

poolside planters
@Dalmar BobGundu / Jayscotts

Though we’ve provided you with information on custom planters, fiberglass as a material, and various services we offer, we still haven’t given you any real-life examples of our products in use. Let’s take a look now at one of our favorite projects so far: The Dalmar.

A luxury hotel in the middle of a city, The Dalmar needed to add planters and greenery to the interior design in order to really step up its game. While most of the interior was easily fixed, the last area that remained was this pool deck pictured. By working alongside Vietnam CDM, the team at Dalmar were able to a introduce a stylish splash of greenery that remained in line with the rest of the hotel’s aesthetics.

This is only one example of why a custom planter is so great! Learn more about who we serve and how you can start upping your container gardening game.

Design Integrity and Legacy: Vietnam CDM’s Outdoor Planters for Lasting Architectural Impact

custom outdoor planters
©Vietnam CDM

In this next section, we’d like to delve deeper into fiberglass planters and why the material is perfect for custom outdoor plant pots.

The manufacturing process begins by using the finest commercial fiberglass available. With the best strength-to-weight ratio on the market, this ends up producing a custom planter that can withstand any weather and climate condition, all the while being extremely lightweight!

After that, the fiberglass is bonded with resin which creates a tight, indestructible frame. This bonding process is when the planter is molded into various shapes and sizes that suit your every design requirement. Marine grade paint cant be added to finish the planter off, thereby giving you one of the most stylish plant pots on the market.

To learn more, check out this whole post which goes in depth on materials and finishes at Vietnam CDM.

For All Your Custom Planter Needs, Look No Further Than Vietnam CDM!

custom outdoor plamters
©Jay Scotts

Custom outdoor planters are one of the best ways to introduce greenery to an outdoor space. Not only do they provide style and beauty, there are numerous ways in which these planters can be extremely functional as well. This means you’re getting the best of both worlds.

For those of you looking for a manufacturer that will be with you every step of the way on your container gardening journey, look no further than Vietnam CDM. We offer an extensive collection of fiberglass planters that will last as long as you need. Even if you’re worried about breaks, our stellar warranty will keep you covered.

Let’s Work Together: Get in Touch

No matter who or where you are, we’d love to talk about what you want from our fiberglass planters. To get started, don’t hesitate to contact us and we can get going from there!

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