Video - Container Gardening Tips

Need some tips for growing perfect plants in your Northcote Pottery pots? Check out the videos below, where Melissa King gives us the low down on growing everything from roses and azaleas to vegetables and citrus in containers.

Growing Vegetables and Herbs in cafeSTYLE Pots

Growing Citrus and Olives in Primo Pots

Growing Roses in urbanLITE Pots

Creating Beautiful Potted Colour Displays

Growing Native Plants in terraFIRMA Pots

Growing Camellias and Azaleas in Primo Glazed Pots

Media Releases

Make Your Garden Glow

Things are really heating up this season with the arrival of Northcote Pottery’s hot new outdoor heating range ‘Glow’. Make the garden a place to escape during the cooler months and extend precious hours outdoors with our collection of Chimeneas and fire pits. Think long autumn evenings cooking by the fire or cosy winter nights with marshmallows and good glass of wine.

Clyde Garden eco-Pockets

If you’re short on space in the garden, why not think vertically! Vertical gardens are the perfect solution for increasing growing space and a great way to dress up a wall, soften hard surfaces or inject new life into a small garden, courtyard or balcony.

A New Era for Northcote Pottery

Northcote Pottery is pleased to announce that from the 1st of January, 2014, its business operations in Australia, New Zealand and China have been acquired by Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), a diversified U.S. public company that conducts its business within the home and building products, defence electronics and plastics industries.

Transform your Garden with Texture

Understated colours and textured finishes are sweeping to the forefront of garden fashion this Autumn. Melissa King talks about how to make a statement or revamp your outdoor living area with texture this season.

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Northcote in the Media

Better Homes and Gardens | October 2014

Check out the 'New Products For Renovating Your Home' story presented by Joh Griggs which aired on 3rd October (Episode 36). She shows how garden pots can be used to dress up any yard, entertaining area or balcony, and features some urbanLITE Diamond Eggs and Addison Milans beautifully planted up.

Garden Gurus | April 2014

The Garden Gurus aired a story on 'Decorating Outdoor Entertaining Areas' on 13th April (Episode 7). Click below to view the video where Melissa King takes us through a complete outdoor area makeover, and offers some great garden design tips and inspiration. You can also see some Relic and Palermo pots, Keystone outdoor tables, Aurora light boxes and Glow fire pits in action!

Burke's Backyard Magazine | August 2012

In the August Issue of Burke's Backyard, Don Burke writes about setting up indoor gardens with the right pots and best plant care. Be on the look out for our Clio Bowl, Clio Egg Pot, and Palermo Savoy Jar!

cafeSTYLE Bavaria Bowl with lettuceBurke's Backyard Magazine | May 2012

Keep an eye out for the May issue of Burke's Backyard, where some of Northcote Pottery's pots are featured in the 'Perfect Match' article which shows you how to match your choice of pots with the rest of your garden. Pots featured include urbanLITE Barossa Boxes, Primo Curved Entrance Squares, cafeSTYLE Troughs and Palermo Savoy Tubs.

Greenworld Magazine | Media Launch Article

In early September, Northcote Pottery held a Media Launch at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. Hosted by Melissa King, the night was a success, kicking off spring with a showcase of new products, and facilitating a venue for media networking within the garden decor and media industries. Click here to see a few positive words about the function, as featured in Greenworld Magazine.

Organic Gardener Magazine | Growing Herbs in Pots

Check out the current issue of Organic Gardener Magazine, where Northcote Pottery herb pots feature in an article about growing herbs in multi-pocket pots. It gives some great tips on how to plant, feed and position your pocket pot to grow a variety of tasty herbs in small, convenient spaces. Click here to read the article now!

Melissa King & Northcote Pottery

Melissa King with urbanLITE potsTelevision gardener and writer Melissa King is proud to be associated with Northcote Pottery, “Northcote has been setting the standard in garden pots and decor for over 110 years and I’m thrilled to be involved with a company with such a rich history” explains King. “As a long time inner city gardener, I’ve become a firm fan of Northcote’s broad range of styles and colours that make enjoying a garden in even the narrowest courtyard or smallest balcony an absolute pleasure”.

Melissa knows that today’s outdoor living lifestyle is also about more than pots, “Northcote’s ever growing range of fountains, wall art, garden ornaments and furniture is very exciting” enthuses Melissa, “Adding a water feature, a simple piece of wall decor or a casual garden seat can really turn a patio or veranda into an outdoor room.”

Melissa’s fresh and engaging style makes gardening accessible to people of all ages. Her passion for growing fresh fruits and vegetables grown in pots is a favourite with her audiences everywhere, whether it be on Foxtel’s ‘Garden Angels’ or when she speaks enthusiastically at garden clubs and garden centres around the country. “Northcote’s huge range of shapes and sizes makes it so easy to have fresh and healthy produce, ready to harvest right by the back door!”

So why does Melissa King highly recommend Northcote Pottery garden pots and decor?
“The range really is ‘designed for lifestyle’” laughs King.

Marketing Opportunities & Images

Melissa King is available for interviews and presentations on container gardening and garden design with Northcote Pottery's latest collections. If you would like to discuss upcoming events or media opportunities, or require high resolution images for articles, catalogues or website use, please contact our marketing team at