About Us

We are a family business owned and run by Colin & Kay Thompson and have been making Wooden Garden Obelisks and Planters since 2012, hand crafting wooden garden products in our workshop based in Suffolk.

Address: The Wooden Garden Obelisk Company, Unit 5 Tuddenham Hall Estate, Tuddenham, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 9DD

Contact: 01728 684433

Visitors: by appointment

Wooden Garden Obelisks & Planters

We offer Oak Garden Obelisks, Painted Wooden Garden Obelisks and Wooden Garden Planters made to order, any size and painted using environmentally friendly water based exterior eggshell paints from Little Greene Paint Company or Farrow & Ball.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Wooden Garden Obelisk show stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 includes wooden garden planters

Below is a list of RHS Flower Shows where have exhibited our Wooden Garden Obelisks and Planters

  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017
  • RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2015, 2016


Made in Britain

We are registered members of the Made in Britain organisation, demonstrating that our planters and obelisks are manufactured in the United Kingdom.

Made in Britain

Approved Fabricator of Accoya Timber

January 2016 The Wooden Garden Obelisk Company is an approved fabricator of Accoya Timber.

Approved Accoya Joinery Manufacturer

Accoya 50 Year Warranty

Warranted for 50 years above ground, surpassing even teak. Giving you peace of mind your garden obelisk or planter will last for decades.

Environmental Benefits of Accoya​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Accoya wood offers you an environmentally compatible, durable wood that can be used with confidence in outdoor applications and will last for many, many years. Accoya wood forms an effective barrier to insect attack; it is indigestible to micro organisms and insects and therefore more durable to wood-destroying fungi and virtually rot-proof. The Accoya wood manufacturing process is Non Toxic and adds nothing to the wood that does not naturally occur.

Accoya is 100% environmentally friendly FSC sourced timber ideal for garden use - unlike lower cost 'treated timber'.

For more information please visit the Accoya Website following the link below.​​​​​​​

Accoya - Timber Warranty

Accoya has a written warranty for its durability and long life.

  • 50 Year guarantee against rot or decay when used above ground contact
  • 25 Year guarantee against rot or decay when in ground contact

This Warranty is exclusive to the original purchaser of Accoya® wood, plus the original owner of any structure on which the Accoya® wood is installed and the next owner of that structure. It is non-transferable or assignable to any other person.

View Accoya Warranty online

Sustainable Timber FSC

All the timber that we use, Oak, Accoya and Medite Tricoya Extreme wood panels are FSC sourced and are fully traceable

Painting Wooden Garden Obelisks and Planters

Our obelisks and planters are hand painted within our temperature controlled paint booth to ensure that the painting process is carried out within the correct temperature range, as required by the paint manufacturers guidelines.

The painting process that we choose to follow includes application of End Grain Sealant where required, one coating of Anti-stain Primer undercoat and a minimum of 3 top coats of paint in the colour of your choice. We allow 24 hours drying time between coats of paint and when painting is complete we allow 7 days 'curing' time for the painted obelisks and planters to harden off in our workshop before they are packed ready for delivery.

Genuine Quality Paints

We only use top quality, environmentally friendly water based paints exterior eggshell paints from Farrow & Ball and the Little Greene Paint Company.