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Monday, March 18, 2019

The Best Vertical Gardens to DIY Now

A small space or blank wall is all you need to grow beautiful plants and herbs with these DIY vertical garden ideas!

The days are longer, the weather is warmer and spring is right around the corner. 

Whether you like to grow fresh herbs and vegetables,  plant beautiful flower gardens, or simply want to add a pop of fresh greenery to your home, these DIY vertical garden ideas provide perfect space-saving growing opportunities.   

You only need a blank wall or outdoor area to create beautiful herb, flower, and succulent gardens. 

        DIY vertical garden ideas
Between budget-friendly outdoor projects, awesome DIY backyard games, and space-saving vertical gardens, it's easy to create beautiful outdoor spaces and gardens for less.

The best part about these DIY vertical gardens is that they're great for beginners, with most only requiring potting soil, a drill, hammer, hooks, and screws. 


A vertical garden is simply growing plants, herbs, vegetables, and flowers vertically as opposed to spreading them horizontally across the ground.  The idea is to maximize vertical space and is an ideal growing solution for limited spaces. 


Creating and using vertical gardens provide a variety of benefits.  They're practical, space-saving, require low maintenance, provide privacy, and can double as stylish decor.  They're also a budget-friendly way to grow herbs, plants, and flowers, especially if you DIY your garden. 


The wonderful thing about designing and creating DIY vertical gardens is that you can get creative, making them any size and out of any material.  Using scrap wood, recycled materials, and secondhand products allows for creative, one-of-a-kind, budget-friendly gardens.  Consider using free pallet wood and shopping Habitat for Humanity for affordable building products. 

10 space-saving DIY vertical gardens that will inspire you to grow!

1. Industrial Vertical Wall Planter

Turn a basic IKEA bookshelf and terra cotta pots into a perfect industrial vertical wall planter

TIP: Get creative with this idea and shop local secondhand stores for furniture that can be altered and transformed into beautiful vertical gardens.  

Industrial vertical wall planter
Get the tutorial: Grillo Designs

2.  Black Distressed Vertical Planter

Do you have a small outdoor space?  Build an easy but stylish hanging vertical planter using pine wood for the perfect small-space garden solution.

Hanging vertical wall planter
Get the tutorial: Shanty 2 Chic

3.  DIY Tiered Wood Planter

Are you looking for a little more sophisticated vertical planter?  This DIY wood planter is free-standing AND has a built-in water drip watering system. 

TIP:  Add caster wheels to the bottom of the planter for easy mobility and optimal shade/sun exposure. 

DIY vertical garden
Get the tutorial: Houseful of Lemonade

4.  Black Modern Vertical Herb Planter

This modern vertical herb planter from Growing Spaces may be a simple build, but it doesn't lack style.  The mix of terra cotta planters against the black-painted planter and fence is the perfect modern combination. 
Black painted DIY vertical garden
See more: Growing Spaces

5.  Hanging Vertical Herb Garden

This hanging vertical herb garden from Making Joy and Pretty Things is made of  2x4 lumber and is perfect for small spaces. 
Hanging vertical herb planter
Get the tutorial: Making Joy and Pretty Things

6.  Ammunition Can Vertical Planter

How incredibly cool and creative are these ammunition can vertical planters? 

TIP: Are you a vintage collector or lover?  Consider using vintage coffee can tins or other vintage tins for the perfect one-of-a-kind vintage vertical planters. 

Ammo can vertical planter
Get the tutorial: RyBenoitiot Designs

7.  Vertical Pocket Garden

If you're looking for an easy vertical garden project, try hanging a canvas shoe organizer from a fence or door for the perfect easy garden. 

TIP: Save money and look for these canvas shoe holders at thrift stores and secondhand shops. 

Shoe organizer vertical planter
Source: Good Housekeeping 

8. Hanging Vertical Garden

Stylishly divide an outdoor living space or fill an empty open area with this hanging vertical garden from Kreativ Welt

This is an ideal design, which can be enlarged and doubled for optimal privacy!
Hanging vertical planter garden
Get the tutorial: Kreativ Welt

9.  DIY Tower of Herbs

Keep this potted tower of herbs on a patio or deck for the perfect compact vertical herb garden.
Stacked herb pots planter
Get the tutorial: Martha Stewart

10.  Decorative Succulent planter

If you love succulents, you'll love this vertical succulent garden from House of Wood that doubles as stylish wall decor.  How awesome would it be to have a plant wall full of decorative succulent planter boxes?

DIY vertical succulent planter
Get the tutorial: House of Wood

Pretty creative, right?  Any of these free-standing vertical gardens, hanging garden ideas, or living wall art projects would be perfect for adding fresh greenery to small spaces. 

Are you inspired to dress up your small porch, balcony, or deck with a beautiful vertical garden?    

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