About Us

Welcome to the Bench Systems Website!

We have been serving the independent garden center marketplace for 14 years, 34 years as The Maine Bucket Company. 

Bench Systems was the first American company to offer wooden benching nationally within the US marketplace. Garden centers were requesting a local supplier for products they were seeing in overseas and had to import or produce themselves. Our cedar displays, designed for indoor and outdoor use, are styled after the European versions that have been in use for many years.

In the first four years of business, we had the priviledge of placing our benching in over five hundred independent garden centers. A large number of nursery growers such as Proven Winners, Novalis, Pride’s Corner Farm, Riverbend, etc. have worked with us to improve their displays and POP with the independent garden centers as well.

This website features a line of wooden products expanded from the original Maine Bucket products.  Some of the pictures showcase our products in retail settings and others offer suggestions of garden center uses. We hope you will find ideas here to assist you in developing your garden center into a retail environment your customers will enjoy.

Successful retailing today is much more than growing and selling healthy plants. Merchandising and image are critical to the long term success of your business. It is an investment that must be made; like a new greenhouse or a parking lot expansion. Our product line is designed to help you enhance your image and increase consumer comfort within your store.

We started with simple outdoor benching for plants, but as you will see our line has expanded into a variety of products for display use.