Planters with Gates

Planters with Gates are available on both stand-alone garden planters and cost effective modular long garden planters.

Large wood Planters with Gates are part of a wood and glass screen wall enclosure anchored by wood garden planters that form an expansive dog park on the roof terrace of an urban apartment building.

Single and double planter-mounted gates can be constructed of almost any material inside our proprietary marine anodized aluminum frames. Some popular options are:

  • Natural tropical hardwood
  • UV-stabilized maintenance- free recycled plastic lumber
  • Anodized aluminum planks
  • 3form Eco-Resin sheets
  • Decorative laser cut plastics or aluminum sheet

Don’t confuse these planters for carpenter-built planters that will fall apart in 3-5 years, or fiberglass planters with a 3-year warranty. Do it right the first time with DeepStream’s engineered 3-part planter system backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty, and crafted using the principles of sustainable design to provide the lowest lifetime cost of ownership for you and the environment.

Easily create a competitive marketing advantage for your urban apartment, condo, or hotel building by using large wood Planters with Gates to access an expansive dog park enclosure on the roof terrace of your building. The dog park is created with wood and glass screen wall anchored by large wood garden planters which eliminate the need for penetration into your roof membrane. Modular planters can be easily removed for roof repairs, or reconfigured should your needs change.

Planters with Gates create roof terrace enclosures.

Large wood Planters with Gates are part of a wood and glass screen wall enclosure anchored by wood garden planters that form an expansive dog park on the roof terrace of an urban apartment building.
Planters with Gates give access to a double gate lock-out compound designed for pet control when entering a dog park enclosure on the roof terrace of an urban building. The secure rooftop on-site dog park is the building’s tenants’ favorite amenity.

The system comprises DeepStream’s trademark anodized aluminum structural extrusions for slide-in-easy assembly with rugged waterproof food-safe 100% recycled plastic planter liners with advanced drainage resting on a hidden structural aircraft aluminum frame engineered to provide structural mounting points for gates, screen walls, casters, or a trellis by design, not as an afterthought.

Large wood Planters with Gates are part of an expansive wood and glass screen wall enclosure, anchored by wood garden planters that form the dog park on the roof terrace of an urban apartment building. Landscaped planters and benches bring calming nature to the city.
The favorite amenity for the building tenants, this secure, expansive, glass and wood screen wall dog park enclosure on the roof terrace of an urban building is entered through a double set of Planters with Gates that form a lock-out compound for pet control. The landscaped planters that anchor the enclosure, and benches, bring calming nature to the city.

Proprietary structural extruded aluminum legs are integral to the screen wall system and its slide-in-easy assembly by even unskilled labor. All extrusions are isolated by replaceable plastic feet, and you have your choice of any appropriate panel materials. Anodized aluminum means that there is no paint or powder coating to fail.

Large wood Planters with Gates are part of a wood and glass screen wall enclosure anchored by wood garden planters that form an expansive dog park on the roof terrace of an urban apartment building.
Planters with Gates give interior access to a double gate lock-out compound designed for pet control when exiting a dog park enclosure on the roof terrace of an urban building.

DeepStream designs, engineers, and manufactures its Mariner wood planter system to meet the demanding requirements of Architects, Landscape Architects, hotels, condominiums, public buildings, businesses, and urban dwellers who cannot afford the time, money, disruption, mess, damage, and inconvenience required to replace carpenter-built wood planters or cracked fiberglass planters again and again.

Planters with Gates that meet Life Safety codes.

Exterior view of Planter mounted bronze anodized aluminum Screen Wall and Planters with Gates controls access to a restaurant's exterior smoking area, while meeting life safety codes.
Planters with gates are an important part of the long wood planter mounted screen wall that creates an outdoor smoking section for this restaurant. This restaurateur wisely chose UV-resistant 100% HDPE recycled plastic lumber to save maintenance cost while looking great for decades. DeepStream’s proprietary trademark anodized structural aluminum legs and screen wall planks have no paint or powder coating to fail, so the HDPE planters, gate, and screen wall can be pressure cleaned for sanitation.
Detailed exterior view of DeepStream Designs’ modular Mariner Long Wood Garden Planters with Gates that meet life safety codes for exits, an important part of the screen wall enclosing an upscale restaurant's outdoor smoking area.
DeepStream engineers our own 316 stainless steel hinges that allow our Planters with Gates to meet life safety codes for exits, while blending in seamlessly from the outside for a sleek, modern appearance that transcends time, while withstanding the elements for decades, backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty.
Detailed interior view of DeepStream Designs’ benches and modular Mariner Long Wood Garden Planters with Gates that meet life safety codes for exits, an important part of the screen wall enclosing an upscale restaurant's outdoor smoking area.
DeepStream Designs’ benches and modular Mariner Long Wood Garden Planters with Gates that meet life safety codes for exits, with 316 stainless steel hinges and latch, are all pressure cleanable for sanitation. The RPL wood planters can be landscaped to bring nature inside the enclosed smoking area, or convert to storage box benches. They eliminate the need to mount the screen wall to the sidewalk.

A direct link to the product page for Planter anchored privacy screens and screen walls for security and to secure dangerous or unsightly equipment from street level to rooftop.

As with this urban street café under blue and gold Corona beer umbrellas next to a University, Planters with Gates that meet Life Safety codes are often required by outdoor restaurants that serve alcohol.
As with this urban street café near a University, Planters with Gates that meet Life Safety codes are often required by outdoor restaurants that serve alcohol. DeepStream’s wood or recycled plastic wood garden planters are a complete landscaping system with self-contained planter liners with advanced drainage on raised legs to ensure pests have no place to hide and compromise health code compliance.
As with this urban street café under blue and gold Corona beer umbrellas next to a University, Planters with Gates that meet Life Safety codes are often required by outdoor restaurants that serve alcohol.
DeepStream’s Planters with Gates are designed to make seasonal storage a quick and easy process with just a Phillips-head screwdriver. Self-contained planter liners may be lifted out of the wood planter box and stored with your landscape contractor until next season. Gates are quickly removed by lifting them out of the hinge track mounted on the planters, and stored compactly with your light garden planters.

Planters with Gates to anchor low-key Security Entrance.

Planters with Gates, or doors, can be integrated into Wood Garden Planters, such as the ultra-modern commercial modular planters seen here, crafted with white recycled plastic lumber and mounted with integrated glass security screen wall and stainless steel door for the iconic Los Angeles International Airport’s futuristic central hub.
Iconic structures need iconic planter designs. Here architects have relied on DeepStream’s modern commercial, modular, Long Wood Garden Planters with Gates to anchor the screen wall for a low-key security entrance. Crafted with white recycled plastic lumber, Mariner Wood Planters with integrated glass security screen wall and stainless steel door fit the ultra-modern design criteria for Los Angeles International Airport’s iconic futuristic “Atomic” central hub, the Theme Building.

Planters with Gates protect equipment and people.

Planters for Gates are incorporated in the backside of a security enclosure, preventing access to dangerous equipment.
Planters with Gate and HDPE architectural screen wall are incorporated in this security enclosure, preventing access to dangerous equipment.
Planters with Gates and white HDPE screen wall are incorporated in the backside of a security enclosure, preventing access to dangerous equipment.
Planters with double Gates and HDPE architectural screen wall are incorporated in this security enclosure, preventing access to dangerous equipment.

Planters with Gates are an ideal way for residents and businesses to gain private space.

Planters with Gates are an economical retrofit to soften a sidewalk area with landscaping that provides street level condos with private terrace areas at a seaside marina condo project on the ocean at Marina del Rey.
21-inch high, no-maintenance 100% recycled HDPE plastic Planters with Gates are an economical retrofit that softens the hardscaped area with landscaping and creates private terrace areas in front of street-level condos in Marina del Rey. DeepStream’s anodized legs and recycled plastic planter boxes mean that there is no paint or powder coating to fail, so they may be pressure cleaned for sanitation. That’s critically important in this active seaside marina where lots of people walk their dogs.
Planters with Gates are an economical retrofit to soften a sidewalk area with landscaping that provides street level condos with private terrace areas at a seaside marina condo project at Marina del Rey.
Planters with Gates are an economical retrofit to soften a sidewalk area with landscaping that provides street level condos with private terrace areas at a seaside marina condo project at Marina del Rey. These Landscape Architect-specified wood planters are a complete landscaping solution, containing a planter liner made with 100% recycled, LLDPE food-safe plastic which provides advanced drainage and hides labor saving drip irrigation lines.
Planters with Gates are an economical retrofit to soften a sidewalk area with landscaping that provides street level condos with private terrace areas at a seaside marina condo project at Marina del Rey.
Planters with Gates made with DeepStream’s anodized aluminum and recycled plastic planter boxes mean that there is no paint or powder coating to fail, so they may be pressure cleaned for sanitation. That’s critically important in this active seaside marina where lots of people walk their dogs.

Engineering, Sustainable Design Details, Materials, and skilled Craftsmanship all combine to create these exceptional Landscape Architect-specified Planters with Gates.

On the ground, or up on a balcony or rooftop terrace, planters with gates can anchor screen walls and vegetation for privacy without having to penetrate the sidewalk, terrace, or roof membrane.

Planters with gates require a frame to hold the gate. This studio photo showing the hidden stiff structural aluminum internal frame of two wood garden planters that hold the separate planter liner as well as the gate.
To build Planters with Gates backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty, DeepStream engineered a rigid frame to support the separate planter liner AND the proprietary vertical upright extrusions that hold the slide-in-easy proprietary 316 stainless steel hinges that hold the gate by its frame.

Direct-mount Planters with Gates.

Studio photo showing Planters with a Gate fully closed against the vertical upright structural aluminum extrusions.
21″ high maintenance-free recycled HDPE plastic wood planters with gates fully closed against a magnetic latch and held by two slide-in-easy proprietary 316 stainless steel hinges mounted inside DeepStream’s proprietary structural marine-anodized terminal extrusions. Since there is no paint or powder coating to fail, RPL planters may be pressure cleaned.
Detailed studio photo with the gate closed showing how DeepStream’s proprietary marine anodized aluminum extrusions allow the slide-in-easy mounting of the custom 316 stainless steel hinges directly to Planters with Gates.
DeepStream’s’ proprietary marine-anodized aluminum extrusions allow slide-in-easy mounting of the custom 316 stainless steel hinges directly to Planters with Gates. The horizontal frame of the gate is solid 1/2 in. thick anodized aluminum drilled and tapped to mount the hinges, which are held by four 1/4-20, 18-8 stainless steel fasteners that have been coated with a proprietary dielectric paste to prevent corrosion.
Detailed studio photo with the gate open showing how DeepStream’s proprietary marine anodized aluminum extrusions allow slide-in-easy mounting of the custom 316 stainless steel hinges directly to Planters with Gates.
DeepStream’s proprietary marine-anodized aluminum extrusions allow slide-in-easy mounting of the custom 316 stainless steel hinges directly to Planters with Gates.
Wood Planters with Gates require a frame to hold the gate. This studio photo shows the hidden stiff structural aluminum frame of two wood garden planters that holds the separate planter liners and how the vertical aluminum extrusions that hold the gate are bolted through the ¾” thick natural tropical hardwood.
Wood Planters with Gates require a frame to hold the gate. This photo shows the hidden structural aluminum frame in two wood garden planters that supports the separate planter liners and the bolts that secure the vertical aluminum extrusions through the ¾” thick natural tropical hardwood.
A detailed studio photo showing two wood Planters with a Gate that is taller than the wood planter boxes held by DeepStream’s custom anodized aluminum gate’s horizontal and vertical frame. The gate is mounted with two custom 316 stainless steel hinges and held closed by a simple 316 stainless steel slide bolt latch.
DeepStream’s Wood Planters can hold a Gate that is taller than the wood planter boxes. The wood and aluminum gate is held by an anodized proprietary aluminum horizontal and vertical frame. The gate is mounted with two of our proprietary 316 stainless steel hinges, secured by a simple 316 stainless steel slide bolt latch.
DeepStream’s Wood Planters with Gates can hold a gate that is taller than the wood planter boxes using our proprietary Terminal Extrusions, which are finished with either plastic or aluminum caps on top.
DeepStream’s Wood Planters with Gates can hold a gate that is taller than the wood planter boxes using our proprietary Terminal Extrusions which are finished with either a removable plastic or aluminum caps on top.
A detailed studio photo showing the gate mounted with a simple, lockable, 316 stainless steel slide bolt latch to secure it.
One of many possible latches for Planters with Gates, this wood gate is mounted with a simple, lockable, 316 stainless steel slide bolt latch to secure it.

Wing Wall mount Planters with Gates.

A studio photo showing how two wing walls can be mounted to Planters with Gates. DeepStream’s proprietary marine anodized aluminum T leg forms one corner of the wood planter box allowing it to join the wing wall at one end. Our proprietary Intermediary extrusion is mounted to the deck with stainless steel feet at the other end of the wing wall to hold the gate on slide-in-easy hinges. The 36-inch-wide gate is shown open.
DeepStream engineered its proprietary rigid structural anodized aluminum frame system and 316 stainless steel mounting feet and hinges to create Planters with Gates that could hold a separate planter liner to counterbalance and withstand the torque transferred to the hinges by code-required 36” gates while maintain slide-in easy mounting. Recycled HDPE plastic wood planter boxes require no maintenance and may be pressure cleaned, as there is no paint or powder coating to fail.
A studio photo showing how two wing walls can be mounted to Planters with Gates. DeepStream’s proprietary marine anodized aluminum T leg forms one corner of the wood planter box allowing it to join the wing wall at one end. Our proprietary Intermediary extrusion is mounted to the deck with stainless steel feet at the other end of the wing wall to hold the gate on slide-in-easy hinges. The gate is shown closed.
Two wing walls can be mounted to Planters with Gates. DeepStream’s proprietary marine-anodized aluminum T-leg forms one corner of the wood planter box allowing it to join the wing wall at one end. Our proprietary Intermediary anodized extrusion is mounted to the deck with stainless steel feet at the other end of the wing wall to hold the gate on our slide-in-easy hinges.

Retrofit Planters with Gates.

These DeepStream's natural wood planters, shown creating an urban sidewalk café under bright umbrellas, have an internal structural aluminum frame that holds separate planter liners, making them easy to retrofit with gates at any time.
DeepStream’s natural wood planter boxes are secured inside our trademark proprietary anodized aluminum extrusions and are fitted with an internal structural aluminum frame that holds a separate planter liner, which allows them to be easily retrofitted with gates at any time.

If you have questions, need more information, or would like to discuss your project, please call Sheila at (305) 857-0466 or email her at dsdmiami@gmail.com.  Sheila has decades of experience to call on as a developer, general contractor, and property manager, with thousands of planter installations and remediation project experiences to help you with budget-saving ideas.  

DeepStream Plastic Liners and 3-layer Drain Pads with TREMdrain & Biobarrier complete your Wood Planter

When selecting your outdoor planters, keep in mind that drainage is critical to the health of your plants grown in containers, and it is very difficult to remedy after the fact.

DeepStream pioneered modern drainage practices with side-wall drains and 3-layer drain filter pads. DeepStream places from one to three 3/4″ threaded drainage ports on its 16 proprietary stock plastic planter liners, to which various plugs, hose barbs, and valves may be attached.  Liners are non-structural and are meant to be placed inside planter boxes.

DeepStream Designs rugged 100% recycled Stock Plastic Planter Liners
16 different size and shaped commercial planter liners are displayed on a tropical roof top deck landscaped with green palms trees, bamboo, and podocarpus. A large man is standing on top of one of the garden planter liners to show how strong they are.
DeepStream commercial planter liners with advanced drainage.

Generally, more container-grown plants die from drowning than from lack of water. “Old school” drain holes on the bottom and gravel drainage medium simply do not work and will quickly clog.  DeepStream elevates the drainage hole center approximately 2″ up the sides of your liners to provide a “reservoir” for the tap roots and allow clay “fines” in all planting mediums to settle instead of clogging drain packs.

Detailed photo on a tropical roof terrace showing how easy DeepStream's tapered stock planter liners with advanced drainage make it to replant and recondition roots.
DeepStream’s tapered stock planter liners with advanced drainage make them economical to ship and easy to replant and recondition roots.

Planter liners prevent the soil from contacting the wood, preventing rot, while promoting drainage. The air space the liner creates between itself and the planter box prevents the root-ball from getting warmer than the ambient air. This space also allows you to hide drip irrigation lines and wiring for lights. The tapered shape reduces shipping costs, and makes root conditioning and replanting slide-out-easy.

Custom Planter Liners
A Custom Welded Waterproof Plastic Planter Liner shown on a table in front of bamboo in a tropical roof deck garden
DeepStream welds Waterproof Planter Liners to fit any size planter.
A Custom Welded Modular Planter Liner with hidden drainage and drip irrigation for a large commercial roof deck landscaping installation holding partially planted trees and bushes.
These Custom-Welded Modular Planter Liners for a large commercial roof deck landscaping project are equipped with hidden drainage and drip irrigation.

Depending on your plants, planting mixture, and local weather, you may need to add more drains.  Additional drain holes can be added as required by drilling additional holes in the side walls.

DeepStream’s advanced 3-Layer Drain Pad

Drain pads, when used in conjunction with clean 1-2 mm inorganic drainage material to slow the flow of the water to the drain, could prevent clogged drains for a decade or more. Biobarrier will not stop aggressive root systems like runner bamboo and Clusia.

Waterproof liner and the components of DeepStream's 3-part advanced drainage filter pad.
The basic components of DeepStream’s 3-part advanced drainage filter pad: drain board, filter fabric and Biobarrier.
DeepStream Advanced 3-Part Planter Liner Drain-Pad shown as components and finished pad.
DeepStream’s advanced drainage pads: TremDrain Board improves drainage area and efficiency, filter fabric reduces drain blockage by silt and organic material, Biobarrier helps prevent root blockage.

Direct Link to detailed Stock Planter Liner Page with Sizes and Pricing


Tips for improving Planter Drainage

Drain packs must be used in conjunction with a proper planting medium for container gardening, and inorganic filtering material to slow the drainage water so that any clay “fines” that could coat the geotextile will instead settle to the bottom of the liner below the side-wall drain.

  • When selecting your outdoor planters, keep in mind that drainage is critical to the health of your plants grown in containers, and it is very difficult to remedy after the fact. The design of the planter liner is one of the important components.
  • Generally, more tended plants die from drowning than from lack of water. “Old school” drain holes on the bottom and gravel drainage medium simply do not work and will quickly clog.  DeepStream elevates the drainage hole center approximately 2″ up the sides of your liners to provide a “reservoir” for the tap roots, but more importantly, that space allows clay “fines” present in all most all planting mediums to settle instead of clogging drain packs.
  • DeepStream pioneered modern drainage practices with side-wall drains and 3-layer drain filter packs. DeepStream places from one to three 3/4″ threaded drainage ports on its 16 stock proprietary plastic planter liners, to which various plugs, hose barbs and valves may be attached.  Liners are non-structural and are meant to be placed inside planter boxes.
  • Depending on your plants, planting mixture, and local climate, you may need to add more drains.  Additional drain holes can be added as required by drilling additional holes in the side walls with a hole saw bit. If additional threaded ports are needed we stock two-part watertight bulkhead fittings.
  • Planting mediums for container gardening are as varied as local climates and plant species.  Here in Florida, we can get 6” of rain in a day in the rainy season, so we need a quick draining material and we often add perlite. If you have a dry climate, you may need to add more vermiculite to retain water.  Since Florida also has a dry season where it my not rain for a month or more at a time, we use drip irrigation, as the planting medium we use for the rainy season dries out far too quickly during the dry season.  For more in-depth information on drip irrigation, drainage, and the many aspects of container gardening check the Helpful Resource Links to planterblog.com listed at the bottom of this page.

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