Uses for slate tiles in the garden

Cheap slate roof tiles are durable, attractive and weather-resistant, making them an ideal material for garden DIY projects.

Natural slate can add a stylish and elegant touch to your garden.

Whilst buying beautiful natural slate garden products can be expensive, with a little bit of time and effort you can get the look for less using slate roof tiles.

Here are three simple ideas for repurposing old slate roof tiles to give your garden a new lease of life.


Slate roof tiles are durable and long-lasting, making them an ideal material for garden paving. Incorporate slate roof tiles with coloured paving slabs in a variety of shapes and sizes to make a patterned patio design or use tiles to create a steppingstone path across a lawn or gravelled area.

Plant pots

Buying attractive planters for the garden can be very expensive, especially if you need lots. If you’re prepared to spend a little bit of time on the project, then it’s easy to create beautiful slate planters using slate roof tiles very cheaply. All you need is a drill, some screws, a screwdriver, a wood baton, and your slate tiles.

Here’s a helpful step-by-step tutorial to help you create these long-lasting, weather-resistant, slate planters on the cheap.


Slate tiles make an ideal and affordable garden edging material for separating your lawn from your flower bed or dividing your garden into zones. For narrow edging with a bit of height, simply sink the edge of your slate tile into the ground until the edging is at your desired height. Alternatively, if you want to create a wider border, you can lay slate tiles flat onto a concrete bed.

Here at All Slates we stock a wide range of reclaimed slate roof tiles, including Chinese slate and Welsh slate. Find out more about our slate tiles here  or give our team a call on 01829 262 600.

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