Outdoor Lecterns & Interpretation Boards

Our traditional, modern and eco-friendly outdoor lecterns are perfect for displaying information in public spaces.  Also know as interpretation boards, an outdoor lectern is available in three materials. Choose from oak, recycled plastic or aluminium.

By choosing us we can create a beautiful layout using images and text that you supply. Or supply us with print ready artwork for a quick and efficient turnaround. We use high pressure laminate prints in all our outdoor lecterns. This provides vivid colours and sharp images. Achievable as we print direct onto an aluminium sheet. Once the print has been baked and laminated it’s UV stable and cleanable with harsh chemicals.

How to buy and outdoor lectern or interpretation board

You can order our standard lectern through our website. However, if you have a more specific design in mind. Contact our sales team using the contact box below & we can help.

We can also offer written quotations and can accept purchase orders.

Can I buy an outdoor lectern or interpretation board without artwork

Yes, in this instance we recommend requesting a quotation for the lectern as there will be a small saving in the purchase cost.

What’s the difference between an outdoor lectern and an interpretation board?

The phrase “outdoor lectern” and “outdoor interpretation board” are quite interchangeable and are similar items. They both contain a printed display with information about the local area. However, a lectern display contains the artwork at an angle of 45 degrees so that you can look over it while reading. Whereas the interpretation board can be at 45 degrees or vertical on posts or a wall.

Also, when we refer to an “interpretation panel”, we are talking about the printed artwork only.

Do your outdoor lecterns have perspex covers?

No. Unfortunately the Perspex cover is likely to trap condensation. Instead, we use toughened prints which have a clear plastic coating baked over the artwork for the scratch resistance and to bring out the print colours.

What’s the artwork printed on?

Our interpretation display panels are a 3mm solid piece of aluminium. We use solid aluminium instead of aluminium composite board, because it needs pass through an industrial oven at 200℃ without distorting or melting to bake the printed artwork on and add the scratch resistant coating.

Is the artwork interchangeable?

Yes. The printed artwork is changeable on all our outdoor lecterns and interpretation boards. But if you plan on changing it frequently, we recommend using the aluminium lectern, as its design allows for a quick and easy swap.

Can you create the artwork for us?

Yes, we offer an in-house design service to transform your text and imagery in to stunning layouts.

Portrait or Landscape Interpretation Panel?

Your outdoor lectern or interpretation board can be either landscape or portrait. It doesn’t change the price. Just let us know which layout you require when ordering.

Interpretation Boards: Unveiling the Story of Your Space

Tell the story of your environment with our interpretation boards.

Interpretation boards are an essential element for any outdoor space seeking to educate and engage visitors. These boards provide valuable information about the natural and historical aspects of the surroundings. From wildlife identification to historical landmarks, our interpretation boards are designed to captivate and inform.

Places to use Interpretation Boards:

  • Nature Reserves: Enhance the visitor experience by providing information about the local flora, fauna, and conservation efforts.
  • Historical Sites: Bring history to life by placing interpretation boards at key points, unravelling the stories behind each location.
  • Parks and Trails: Create educational walking trails with interpretation boards to encourage outdoor learning and exploration.
  • Botanical Gardens: Guide visitors through the diverse world of plants with informative boards showcasing different species and their unique characteristics.
  • Zoos and Wildlife Sanctuaries: Educate visitors about the resident animals, their habitats, and conservation initiatives.

Choose your ideal material: Recycled Plastic, Oak, or Aluminium Lecterns and Interpretation boards

Every outdoor space is unique, and choose the right material for your lectern can make a significant impact. Before exploring our range of lecterns, consider the materials used. Recycled plastic, Oak, and Aluminium, each offering distinct features to suit your specific needs. All are crafted with durability in mind.

Recycled Plastic Lecterns: Sustainability meets Environmentally Friendly


  • Environmentally Friendly: Crafted from recycled plastic, our lecterns contribute to sustainability efforts by giving new life to materials that would otherwise go to waste.
  • Weather Resistance: Recycled plastic lecterns are designed to withstand the harshest outdoor elements, ensuring long-lasting durability.
  • Low Maintenance: Impervious to rot, decay, and insects, these lecterns require minimal maintenance, making them an ideal choice for eco-conscious and low-maintenance environments.

Reasons to Choose Recycled Plastic:

  • Sustainability Focus: If your outdoor space emphasizes eco-friendliness and sustainable practices, recycled plastic lecterns align perfectly with your values.
  • Budget-Friendly: Offering durability at an affordable price point, recycled plastic lecterns are a cost-effective solution for various applications.

Oak Lecterns: Timeless Elegance and Natural Beauty


  • Classic Aesthetics: Crafted from oak, our lecterns exude timeless elegance, blending seamlessly with natural surroundings.
  • Unique Grain Patterns: Each oak lectern is unique, showcasing distinctive grain patterns that add character and charm.
  • Natural Aesthetics: Oak slowly ages to a soft silver for a very natural look that blends in with trees and woodlands.

Reasons to Choose Oak:

  • Traditional Design: The natural rustic aesthetic of oak is in keeping with villages, nature reserves and places of historic importance.
  • Premium Quality: For environments that demand a premium and long-lasting solution, oak lecterns provide a sturdy and robust option.

Aluminium Lecterns: Modern Design and Lightweight Durability


  • Modern Design: Aluminium lecterns boast a sleek and modern design, adding a contemporary touch to your outdoor space.
  • Lightweight: Ideal for those hard-to-reach locations, aluminium lecterns are lightweight, making them easy to transport, store and install.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Resistant to corrosion, aluminium lecterns are suitable for coastal areas and other environments with high moisture levels.

Reasons to Choose Aluminium:

  • Modern Appeal: For outdoor spaces with a modern and streamlined design, aluminium lecterns offer a perfect complement.
  • Interchangeable Artwork: If you require a information board that needs to be frequently updated information panels then the aluminium lectern is ideal with its stainless steel tamper-proof fittings.

Is Your Artwork Ready or do you need the Design Service?

For your Outdoor Lecterns and Interpretation Boards, you can supply us with your finished artwork in a ready to print format and we will have it printed to a solid aluminium panel with a scratch resistant cover.

Alternatively, use the Earth Anchors design team to transform your images and text in to a visually stunning and impactful artwork. Our graphics design process ensures that each lectern or interpretation board becomes a unique and engaging focal point.

Don’t forget that it’s possible to add QR codes to link to historic videos, websites for further information, or audio of bird calls for children to listen out for on a nature trail.

Why buy from us?

At Earth Anchors we have years of experience of dealing with outdoor furniture. We have exceptional customer service and as the manufacturer of these products we can tailor them to every need. We can provide the personalised touch with custom artwork designed to enhance your outdoor space.

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