If you want to spice up your herb garden, nothing makes a statement like these beautiful herb garden markers from Etsy! Using plant markers in the garden is not only informative, but a great way to highlight a specific area of the garden like your herbs.
While we may know the difference between parsley and cilantro, our garden helpers may not. Make it easy for your kids, husband, or wife to go outside and pick a few sprigs of parsley for the soup. And maybe even more important, prevent the accidental weeding of your prized catmint.
Visitors, family, and friends will all enjoy the artistic touch these pretty plant markers add to your garden. And they make a great gift!
Here are our favorite 12 herb markers that will make your herb garden the star of the backyard.
Ceramic Herb Markers
Ceramic herb markers are a colorful and crafty way to identify the plants in your garden. Equally pretty in summer or winter, ceramic plant markers will last year after year without fading.
The style can be quirky, sweet, or classic, it all depends on the artist. Take a look at a few of our favorites.
1. Colorful Ceramic Herb Markers
- Bright & Cherry
- Crafted by ClayHiveCo on Etsy
- 5.5 to 6.5 ” long and 3/4 wide
Add a little color to the garden with these delightfully eclectic plant markers by Clay Hive Co. Each marker is hand stamped on porcelain and finished with a pretty bright glaze.
2. Set of 3 Ceramic Vegetable and Herb Plant Markers
- Artistic images
- Crafted by PotterybySumiko on Etsy
- Set of 3
- 7.75″ Tall x 1.5″ wide
Handmade and handpainted by the artist, the markers are made from slab clay then bisque fired with a clear glaze. The backs are left unglazed so you can write the planting date or other notes in pencil.
3. White and Green Herb Plant Markers
- Sweet and simple
- Crafted by BTRceramics on Etsy
- 8 to 9.5 ” tall x 1.3 ” wide
We loved the classic design of these simple herb garden makers. Each handmade marker is glazed in a glossy white finish with light green lettering. While they hold up great all season, the seller recommends they be brought indoors if the weather will be below freezing.
Metal Herb Markers
Metal is a beautiful material to use in the garden that will change over time. For rustic gardens, allow the metal to age naturally. If you prefer a cleaner look, paint the metal with a clear polyurethane coat to prevent rust and preserve the original finish.
Here are four of our favorite metal herb markers.
4. Stamped Copper Herb Garden Markers
- Shine and Sparkle in the Garden
- Crafted by Yesterdays November on Etsy
- Stakes are 6″, 8″ or 10″ tall
If you’d like a little sparkle and shine in your herb garden, these copper herb markers make a great statement. Choose from three different heights (6, 8, or 10 inches) to compliment the size of your herb. The rectangular label is 2.25 wide inches by 1.25 inches tall.
These pretty markers can be used inside or outside. Use them in pots for your indoor herb garden or buy the taller ones for your outdoor garden. Unlike wooden plant stakes, copper will last for years and years.
When placed outside, the copper will develop a pretty bronze patina. And if you want to shine them up, you can clean them with a copper cleaner, and they will look good as new.
5. Tall Metal Herb Garden Stake Set
- Sold in a set of 3 markers
- Crafted by MetalGardenArt on Etsy
- 19 inches tall
The herb names sit on top of the garden stake and are spelled out in a pretty lowercase font. The letters are 2 inches tall, helping you to clearly identify each plant in your garden, even from a distance.
Each herb marker is made from 14 gauge steel and is 19 inches tall. These taller garden markers are a good choice for the outdoor herb garden or raised bed.
The seller recommends applying clear lacquer on top if you prefer to keep the shiny metal look.
6. Round Hand Stamped Metal Garden Markers
- Set of 5 Mixed Metal Markers
- Crafted by by Monaco on Etsy
- 1.5 inches round
Each round plant marker is hand stamped on aluminum and adorned with a cute herb design below. The stakes are made from sturdy galvanized steel and measure 9-10 inches tall. Custom heights are accepted if you have a larger garden.
7. Garden Herb Markers Copper
- A Classic in Copper
- Crafted by by CopperLane Designs on Etsy
- 6 ” tall by 1/4″ wide
The beauty of copper really shines next to culinary herbs. These classic copper herb markers will go easily with a variety of decor styles and make a great gift. Handstamped with care, each piece is handmade to order.
Wood Herb Markers
Wood is a natural for the garden. You can also paint the wood to match your personal garden style. One user even painted their plant markers in neon paint, so they glow in the dark. What a cool idea!
8. Wooden Laser Cut Plant Markers
- Great for rustic container herb gardens.
- Crafted by by WoodNSparksCo on Etsy
- 7.75 ” tall x .75 ” Wide
Perfectly sized for a pot, these wooden plant markers can be personalized for each of the herbs in your garden. The plant tags are cut from wood with a laser in a bold block design.
If you have an assorted collection of smaller pots and planters, this is a great way to add unity and tie them all together for a cohesive look. Choose from 21 different herbs like basil, catnip, chamomile, and chives, or place a custom order to match the herbs in your garden.
9. Colorful Wooden Garden Markers
- Colorful & Easy to Read
- Crafted by PlaneFormUSA on Etsy
Make a statement in your herb garden with these colorful handpainted garden markers. Use inside or outdoors. To preserve the natural wood and keep it from fading, apply wax or lacquer and they will stay beautiful for many seasons to come.
Herb Garden Stone Markers
For a natural look in the herb garden, these charming plant stones are just the ticket.
Herb stones are especially useful in windy or well-traveled gardens where regular plant stakes get knocked over.
10. Herb Garden Stone Markers
- Natural Beauty
- Crafted by GracefullySaidDesign on Etsy
- Approximately 2-3 inches wide
The plant stones are hand-rolled from stoneware clay and labeled with your choice of herb and a complimentary design. Shapes and sizes vary, but each measures approximately two to three inches.
Select from the available herbs such as basil, chives, cilantro, lavender, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, or thyme. A selection of vegetables is also available.
Vintage Spoon Culterly Herb Markers
Using vintage spoons and other utensils to mark your garden plants is all the rage and is the perfect compliment for identifying culinary herbs.
Here are a few of our favorites that will get your tastebuds watering!
11. Handstamped Spoon Markers
- Vintage Spoon Markers
- Crafted by GracefullySaid Design on Etsy
The markers are made from vintage teaspoons and make a unique gift for the garden lover. Each spoon marker is six inches high and decorated with a combination of leaves and dots for a truly custom design.
The spoons are flattened to make it easier to read. Tablespoon markers are available by request for larger herbs or outdoor gardens.
12. Vintage Herb Cutlery Markers
- Vintage Cutlery
- Crafted by ThymeatHome on Etsy
A fun way to mark your garden is with these hand-stamped cutlery markers. Made from repurposed silverware these unique garden markers are so pretty in the kitchen garden.
Why not label your plants in the same unique way you live your life? They also make a great gift for the gardeners in your life.
How Will You Label Your Garden This Year?
Herb markers are available in a wide range of materials. From rustic wood to shiny copper, you are sure to find the best herb marker to enhance your herb garden and match your personal style.