25+ Creative Vertical Gardens Ideas

When it comes to a vertical garden, the possibilities are almost infinite. In any of these DIY ideas you could grow fresh herbs, pretty perennials, and sentimental annuals inside or outside. Not only are upright plantings good for small spaces, of course, they are beautifully eye-catching as well!

Modern Kitchen Garden

Inspired by Charm

Grow your herbs wherever you need them, of course, in your kitchen! By buying pots that match your own decor, you can easily customize this tutorial.

Tin Can Fence Garden

Ciera Design

Painted spray canisters make planters totally cute, let alone incredibly cheap.

Plywood Hanging Planter

Deuce Cities Henhouse

All of your heavier greens can be handled by these sturdy planters. (And the plywood’s natural hue looks beautiful in almost every home).

Farmhouse Style Wall Planter

Twelve on Main

This production can be created even by the most amateur artists. The more rustic it seems, the more chippy the colour!

Wooden Bead Hanging Planter

Not Just a Housewife

Take a cue from this blogger and display a colorful pot for a color pop in your home-made plant.

Brass Ring Hanging Planter

A Beautiful Mess

Ideal for a single small succulent or air seed, this delicate DIY. It looks amazing when combined with other potted plants because it’s so easy.

Clay Pot Vertical Garden

The Horticult

This clay pot vertical garden is a great way to add greenery without taking up too much space if you’ve been trying to spruce up an apartment balcony.

Succulent Tray Vertical Garden

Debra Lee Baldwin

Such rectangular plastic trays, similar to nursery flats, are divided into planting rows, all at an angle of 30 degrees with bottom holes facilitating drainage and aeration. -tray comes with a mounting bracket, although you will need to add a wooden frame to get the look above to “wall art.” These are well suited for trays of 2″x 2″ cells of succulents that have shallow root systems. When planting small annuals, perennials, and edibles (such as lettuce), opt for larger 4″x 4″ cells.

Ammunition Can Vertical Garden

The Horticult

Who knew they could make cute planters with upcycled ammo cans?

Leather and Wood Trellis

Vintage Revivals

You have the option to include many different types of plants with this trellis wall garden.

Stand-Alone Wall

AKA Design

Built by adding hex wire netting to a cedar frame, this vertical garden can accommodate up to 35 small terra-cotta pots (that’s a lot of potential for growth!).

DIY Wall Planter

Lana Red Studio

Can’t decide how large or small you want to have your vertical garden? You can have as much space as you want this wall plantor!

Copper Pipe Hanging Planter

A Beautiful Mess

Add a little flair and personality with a punny sign and colorful string to your vertical garden.

Hanging Glass Terrarium Planter

Adventures in Cooking

Display them in several glass orb terrariums if you love succulents. Potting yourself the terrariums gives you the freedom to choose a lot of different types.

Recycled Pockets

Jessica Hibbard Elenstar

Such pouches are made of non-toxic biodegradable material and are super durable. Metal grommets allow them to be easily connected to a screwed wall. The default 15″x 24″ bags, containing up to 20 pounds of soil, fit the majority of annuals, plus small edibles and perennials. In this photo, on the side of a barn, carex grasses, colorful coleus, trailing petunias and more flourish.

How are you going to water them? If the plants are within easy reach, the trusty hose or irrigation can always be used. But for high hanging pockets and trays, mount an automatic irrigation system for gravity. In the back of the pockets or trays, connect the device to a hose, then run the drip lines through the open channels.

Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

The Bird and Her Song

Create this hanging herb garden with wooden rods and curtain rings easily in your kitchen window. You’re going to love having your herbs prepared for recipes!

Hanging Planter

Survival Life

This hanging plant consists of five wooden planks with openings that allow pots to sink. The planks are equally divided between two rope pieces and are secured for a uniform look with zip ties.

Stacked Crates

Little Green Dot

Build a pyramid of vertical seed! Hold the frame from becoming too unstable by reinforcing the stacked boxes with wooden boards.

Minimalist Vertical Garden


For a stunning vertical garden, if you prefer a tidy, minimalist aesthetic, stacked cedar boxes attached to your home side.

Recycled Soda Bottles

The Dirt

The garbage of one man is the vertical garden of another person — here, empty bottles of plastic soda are filled with soil and hanging from a clothesline.


Small Town Rambler

For a plan that is certainly less construction-heavy, carefully stack pots on a ladder’s rungs. Attach a hook for a hanging plant to thrive a little more.

Shoe Organizer


As a vertical greenhouse, a hanging shoe organizer ideally doubles: its pockets are the ideal size for individual plants and herbs to grow.

Lattice Vertical Garden

Decor and the Dog

This vertical garden has its own irrigation system: two PVC pipes with troughs for even water distribution are situated at the center of the structure.

Leaning Bookshelf

Ginger Snap Crafts

Built cedar troughs are placed on wooden sides and then painted in this crafty venture of vertical gardening.

Stacked Pots

Home Stories A to Z

This adorably kooky vertical garden is a sculpture that doubles and includes a tiny bird bath at the bottom.

Pot Hangers

Karen Berg

When inserted into a wall or fence, Hang-a-Pot— polypropylene supports that lock onto the pot backs — virtually vanish. Each hanger is designed to withstand high winds and can bear up to 100 pounds. Plant them with everything you would typically put in a bowl, including kitchen herbs and annuals such as pansies and bacopa, is good.

Hanging Buckets


Only four basic materials are used to build this vertical indoor garden: a cabinet door, hooks, a hanger for the saw tooth, and some pretty tin buckets.

Rain Gutters

Lovefeast Table

As demonstrated by these rainy gutters (planting with euphorbia and creeping wire vines), rehabilitated finds can double the unusual vertical system of gardening. Just remember to drill holes for drainage, if needed, at the bottom of your scores. Some suggestions for repurposed planting machines: burlap slatted bags and shutters large enough for you to tuck inside succulents. Note: Make sure that your cast-off container is non-toxic before planting any edibles.