You’ll be Amazed by These Pinterest-Worthy Vertical Garden Ideas

Updated: Jul. 16, 2021

Your passion for planting has nowhere to go but up when you reach the creative heights these vertical gardening ideas offer.

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1. Wooden Vertical Wall Planter

This is one of our favorite vertical garden ideas, made from assorted rectangular wood planters filled with herbs, foliage plants and annual flowers to create a lush living wall. Looking for more garden inspiration? We found 9 fun fall outdoor container ideas.

vertical pocket planter

2. Pocket Herb Garden in Grow Bags

Use a bright red pocket hanging planter to add a fun pop of color. Fill this planter with strawberries, thyme, oregano, basil and mint. Not only does it look pretty, it puts herbs in easy reach of the kitchen and out of the way of rabbits.

Here’s how to make your own vertical herb garden with a shoe organizer.

A round metal planter hanging on a wall holds a variety of succulents.
Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company

3. Succulent Vertical Garden Idea

Move over herbs and flowers! It’s easy to add charm to the side of a shed or fence with a Corten steel half-moon vertical planter filled with a mix of succulents. Cluster a few together to decorate a bare wall. Learn how to grow and care for Haworthia succulents.

A planter with a built-in wire trellis in a hexagon pattern with a vine.
Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company

4. Vertical Garden With a Built-in Trellis

Perfect for climbing vines, this adjustable vertex wall trellis allows for extra air flow. You can recreate this at home by bending thick-gauged wire into a hexagon pattern. We think this vertical garden idea would be a fun project for bee lovers.

A combination of gray painted PVC pipes with cut outs hold a few types of lettuce.
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5. Vertical Lettuce Garden Idea

Grow lettuce or your other favorite leafy greens through holes in soil-filled PVC piping secured to a bamboo fence. Then snip off some leaves or a whole head whenever you’re craving a salad. Check out even more pinterest-worthy crafts and backyard projects.

vertical pallet garden
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6. Vertical Pallet Garden Idea

Our friends at Country Woman magazine designed this whimsical vertical garden out of recycled wooden pallets. Add fairy garden touches like a garden gnome, rope ladder and a colorful truck planter. Here’s how to make your own.