12 Outdoor Elements That Will Elevate Your Exterior Spaces

When the weather starts to turn warmer and the days grow longer, it’s natural to start looking for ways to make our outdoor spaces more functional and beautiful. In anticipation of many hours spent relaxing or entertaining outside, we asked our editors across the country to share the items they’re eyeing for their porch, patio, or garden. From a practical garden stool to a classic stone fountain to a self-watering planter, these outdoor elements are certain to boost your enjoyment of your exterior spaces well into fall. To find a scouted home and garden store in your area, browse The Scout Guide Directory.

A pretty and peaceful focal point
PROVENCE FOUNTAIN // Available for purchase online from The Plant Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana.

An architectural accent
MEDIEVAL CARVED LIMESTONE CAPITALS // Available for purchase online from Tara Shaw in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The prefect neutral planter
WAKEFIELD POTTERY NORWOOD POT – GREY // Available for purchase from Maison Blue in Eagle, Idaho.


Light the way
CONCRETE BASE TORCH // Available for purchase online from Be Just in Charlottesville, Virginia.


A timeless table
RECONSTITUTED STONE TABLE // Available from Summerfields in Naples, Florida. To purchase: 239.430.2505


A unique border
IRON PANEL // Available for purchase from Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquities in Fredericksburg, Texas. To purchase: 830.997.5551


A blue-and-white beauty
BLUE AND WHITE CACHE POT FLEUR // Available for purchase from Rusted Chandelier in Saint Louis, Missouri.


A chic modern seat
EKON STOOL // Available for purchase online from Jade in New Orleans, Louisiana.


A textured, high-tech planter
DIAMOND TALL ROUND AQUAPOTⓇ  // Available for purchase online from C3 Gardens in Naples, Florida.


A perfect plant perch
TEAK PLANT STAND // Available for purchase online from Driftwood Beach in Longboat Key, Florida.


An eye-catching addition
FLOWER POT BUST // Available from Park City Gardens in Park City, Utah. To purchase: 435.649.1363


An indoor-outdoor favorite
TEAK BENCH // Available from Brooks and Collier in Huntsville, Alabama. To purchase: 256.536.0734