Amazing Vertical Garden Ideas that Will Greatly Benefit Your Home

Vertical Garden Ideas for Your Home

If you like to cultivate a garden but you lack the floor space needed, a vertical garden can be just the right solution! You can plant lots of flowers, vegetables and herbs in a small space by going vertical.

There are many ways to create a vertical garden. But basically, you will need planters, and a means to organize them vertically.

Hence, in this post, we will show you the many ways you can design your very own vertical garden. Whether you’re gardening to grow your own food, or to add an aesthetic appeal to your home, you’ll surely find something here that will fit your space and your purpose.

Here we go!


1. Create a fence garden with repurposed tin cans.

Make use of that vacant space in your fence. It’s really nice to have a fence garden and upcycled tin cans make for nice planters. You can simply hang them.

It’s an easy way to make good use of that vacant space on your fence. It’s also a nice complement when you already have a box planter or a raised bed for planting vegetables and herbs. You can plant flowers on those tin cans, and they look very pretty in your backyard!

vertical garden - fence garden with repurposed tin cans
Image from Ciera Design

2. Make a simple farmhouse style wall planter.

If you’re looking for something that you can attach to your outdoor wall (if your wall is wooden), here is a simple idea.

It’s good for six terra cotta pots only. It’s a nice addition to your porch, especially when you already have other plants in your yard.

Visit Twelve on Main for the tutorial.

vertical garden - a simple farmhouse style wall planter
Image from twelve on main

3. Add a vertical herb garden in your garden shed.

The garden shed is a perfect spot to add a vertical herb garden. But even if you don’t have a shed, you will find that this DIY herb garden is an easy and space-saving solution when you have limited space.

vertical herb garden in a garden shed
Image from A Beautiful Mes

4. Hanging colanders make for unique planters.

I’m really impressed with these colander planters. If you have a few colanders lying around and they’re not being used anymore, this is one way to upcycle them and reduce your waste. Just paint them for a nice look.

Find a place in your backyard or fence where you can hang them. Then plant flowers, and they look colorful up there!

Visit Country Living for the full tutorial.

vertical garden - hanging colanders as planters
Image from Country Living

5. Try a hanging basket garden.

Baskets just never fail and they’re a go-to when it comes to organizing your home. But here, you can see that you can use baskets too for creating a vertical hanging garden!

vertical garden - hanging basket garden
Image from A Beautiful Mess

6. Make a wall planter for your succulents.

You can also make a vertical garden for your succulents. A simple DIY would be to use a wooden handrail for the stand and paint tins as planters.

Indeed, this can add a pop of color to any plain outdoor area. Plus, it can fit even in a very small backyard! And if you have an awkward empty spot near a drain, this is how you can fill up that space without blocking the drain. Smart move!

Visit Sugar & Cloth for the tutorial.

vertical garden - wall planter for succulents
Image from Sugar & Cloth

7. Create a wall planter for your succulents using wood scraps.

Here’s another way to create a nice wall planter for your succulents.

With the lights and the wood underneath, this little garden just complements the space.

Visit Bless’er House for the tutorial.

vertical garden - wall planter for succulents using wood scraps
Image from Bless’er House

8. Create a ladder planter vertical garden.

Here’s another way to grow lots of plants in a small space. Create a ladder planter!

What you see here is a 5-tier vertical planter perfect for growing short plants. For taller plants, build a ladder with less planter boxes.

Visit houseful of handmade for the tutorial.

9. Create a drip watering system for your vertical garden.

If you like an easier way to water your garden as needed, or you really just suck at watering your plants, a drip watering system is a smart solution. And you can make one for your vertical garden!

Here’s a cedar planter with a drip watering system.

Visit houseful of handmade for the tutorial.

10. Create a wall garden using mason jars.

You may be using lots of mason jars in organizing your pantry. But did you know that you can create a vertical garden using mason jars too?

Here’s a pretty wall garden using mason jars and a chicken wire frame. Add a couple of vintage items near it and it becomes the perfect addition to your porch!

See how to recreate this project at Taste of the Frontier.

11. Create a rainbow vertical garden using crates.

What an amazing and colorful garden you can create with crates! But this is not just about making your yard beautiful.

Using crates for your vertical garden allows you to plant without having to worry too much about chickens eating your plants. Now your garden is a delight, along with the chickens!

Get the tutorial for this at The Paper Mama

rainbow vertical garden using crates
Image from The Paper Mama

12. Design a topsy turvy flower planter.

Here’s a unique and lovely way to have those planters arranged! And the flowers are just beautiful. But it feels like they might fall any time!

But don’t you worry… they won’t. (wink)

See how this is done at We Heart This.

topsy turvy flower planter
Image from We Heart This

13. Have a DIY strawberry planter.

A vertical garden is just incomplete without strawberries. Why?

Because strawberries are small plants, and they will fit nicely in vertical garden planters. Plus, who doesn’t love strawberries? It’s sweet, yet low on sugar compared to other fruits. And it’s got lots of antioxidants that are very much needed to keep us healthy.

So, if you don’t have strawberries yet on your backyard, get some now and add them. Here’s a strawberry planter that can fit even in the smallest space.

Visit The Handyman’s Daughter for the tutorial.

14. Build a stand-alone garden wall.

Now, perhaps you don’t like your vertical garden to be on your fence or on your walls? That’s okay! Alternatively, you can build a stand-alone garden wall.

This is a nice addition if you have a patio. It can also act like a boundary when you need a little privacy. Plus, the plants look nice and thriving!

Visit Home Made Lovely for the tutorial on this stand-alone garden wall.

stand-alone garden wall
Image from Home Made Lovely

15. Create your very own DIY vertical plant stand.

This plant stand is somehow similar to the stand-alone garden wall, only smaller, so it can hold only a few pots.

Nevertheless, if what you need is something to feel up just a small space, like a gap in your privacy fence or something, this is a good option.

Visit Angela Marie Made for the tutorial.

DIY vertical plant stand
Image from angela marie made

Simply change your plants to coincide with the season. Like if it’s fall, plant mums and it looks gorgeous!

DIY vertical plant stand
Image from angela marie made


1. Make a kitchen herb garden.

It’s nice to have a garden right where it’s most accessible. Like in the kitchen, an herb garden will do wonders! Not only is it accessible, but it also acts like a natural home decor. Plus, it’s healthy to have plants indoors.

Find a vacant space in your kitchen walls and install small wall planters for your herbs.

Visit Inspired by Charm for the full tutorial for this herb garden.

kitchen herb garden
Image from inspired by charm

Here’s another, and right where you can just cut the herbs when needed. So easy!

Visit Fall for DIY for the tutorial.

mini kitchen herb garden
Image from Fall for DIY

2. Using a planter box is another option for a mini kitchen garden.

If you don’t like pots in your kitchen, try a planter box. Put a small planter box right where you keep your food supplies and cookbooks.

Blimey! It looks so cool up there and it’s very easy to grab herbs as needed in your cooking.

planter box for a mini kitchen garden

3. Create a DIY plywood hanging planter.

Here’s another way to hang your plants indoors – by creating a planter made of plywood. It’s another DIY solution that won’t cost much. And you can easily hang these geometric planters at different heights.

Visit Deuce Cities Hen House for the tutorial.

4. Create an indoor wall planter with steel mesh.

Using a steel mesh to hold your planters is a bright idea when you want something flexible indoors. It has different shapes and sizes, so you can pick the one that’s most appropriate for your space.

You can also decorate it as you please. But the plants already make for nice decors, not to mention, natural decors!

Visit Lana Red Studio for the tutorial.

Indoor wall planter with steel mesh
Image from Lana Red Studio

5. Make a trellis plant wall.

I just love the look of this indoor garden! It’s perfect for a kitchen wall. And you can have plants even to the uppermost space.

I find this a little tricky to make, so make sure you read the instructions well.

Visit Vintage Revivals for the tutorial.

trellis plant wall
Image from Vintage Revivals

6. Make a simple DIY vertical plant hanger.

Display your potted plants inside without needing a lot of space. Simply hang them in a small corner with the help of a vertical plant hanger.

Learn to make this at The Inspiration Board.

7. Use the stairs.

Here’s a smart move – making the most of your stairs indeed!

So, if you have stairs at home, or you’re planning for a home renovation, see if you can include something like this. It’s just incredible and it feels so cool and fresh inside!

Use the stairs.
Image from Pinterest

8. Simply use shelves.

Shelves can really do wonders in every room in your home. Find a nook in your home where you can install a few shelves. Then arrange your plants in there. It’s as simple as that!

Simple use shelves.
Image from Pinterest

9. Use a pegboard to hold your plants.

Just like shelves, a pegboard also helps a lot in organizing the home. It’s very versatile and you can customize it according to what you need.

And it sure is a good option too for creating a vertical garden indoors. What a lovely scene we do have here!

use a pegboard
Image from iWoodLiving

10. Try an indoor hydroponic gardening system.

Instead of using soil, you can use a water-based nutrient solution to grow your plants. And that’s what hydroponic gardening is all about. You can have one in your home. But you have to learn first how it works.

Learn more about it here in this post – Hydroponics for Home Growers.

Use every inch of your space.

When you want to cultivate plants, but there’s just not enough space, vertical gardening is indeed the perfect solution. And the possibilities are endless as you may have seen in this post.

So, as you go on with your gardening projects, always remember to use every inch of both your outdoor and indoor spaces. And if you don’t have a vertical garden yet, why not try making one today?

You’ll be amazed!

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