Think Green: 20 Vertical Garden Ideas
There’s nothing like a vertical garden overflowing with lush plants! Vertical gardening is one of today’s top trends, and the good news for design lovers is that there’s a solution for every budget. Whether you have a vertical garden custom-built for a wall in your home or you create your own out of plastic soda bottles, rest assured that you can cultivate a stunning display of greenery. Today we’ve rounded up 20 vertical garden ideas that will inspire you to install a living work of art in your indoor or outdoor space…
Let’s begin by exploring how unexpected materials can result in the most unique of vertical gardens! Plastic soda bottles are your friend in this garden designed by Brazilian firm Rosenbaum for the 48th home in their makeover series. Get all the DIY details at The Dirt:
HomeMade Modern has mastered the art of the modern vertical garden. We’re fans of this DIY Copper Herb Garden, which features a clever use for copper piping:
You can even attach old pot racks to the side of a building and use them to hold a range of potted plants. We’re loving how this next vertical garden took the color of the background into consideration, incorporating greenery that complements the rosy hue.
This vertical garden photo from Keona Wiley showcases the Breathe Living Wall by DIRTT.
Don’t hesitate to purchase a vertical garden rather than create your own from scratch! The photo below features the GroVert Frame from Bright Green. Note how it’s been used to cultivate an herb living wall in the bright kitchen below:
Pockets of Plants
Woolly Pocket offers a range of living wall planters that allow you to create a vertical garden that’s perfect for your space. The brand’s pockets are user-friendly and stylish. The photo below showcases Wally, a series of living wall planters created from 100% recycled plastic water bottles:
Wally is available in one-, three- and five-pocket options, giving you plenty of solutions as you craft and expand your garden:
You can call attention to the pocket-like containers or use flowing plants that conceal them. Below we see a compact vertical garden utilizing the Wally Three:
For a truly unforgettable focal point, create a vertical garden over the fireplace! Learn more at Woolly Pocket:
Sleek and Modern Solutions
From overflowing vertical gardens to neat and tidy ones, we’re delighted by the number of modern solutions at the ready! This DIY Hanging Garden from HomeMade Modern involves basic supplies such as pine boards, rope, and terra cotta pots. Simple, eye-catching and contemporary!
On a similar note, this vertical garden designed by Susie Frazier has a sleek, modern look, as well as a rustic vibe (thanks to the mason jars). Get all of the DIY details at Constant Contact:
For another fabulous modern idea, check out this wooden wall garden design that exudes clean-lined style (with a hint of earthy flair).
Rain Gutter Gardens
Rain gutters make excellent vertical garden supplies, and a slew of ideas are at the ready to help you create your own version. This stunning hanging garden is from a Terrain retail store.
This copper vertical garden featured at Houzz (from Sustainable Garden Design Perth) involves copper rain gutter-like vessels attached to the wall with the help of masonry bolts:
For details on how to build a rain gutter garden, check out this handy tutorial from Lowe’s…
We end today’s post by celebrating the power of panels. First up: try incorporating a vertical garden into a fence. Modern fencing works well with this concept, and a custom-built fence can help you achieve just the right mix of wood and greenery for your yard.
Like a captivating piece of artwork or an engaging wallpapered accent wall, the vertical gardens below bring this dining room to life.
Sometimes one panel of greenery is all it takes! The timber deck in the photo below features a green wall that adds the perfect dose of color and texture.
If you do incorporate a large living wall, don’t hesitate to get some help from the professionals. Their expertise is invaluable when it comes to installing the vertical garden and maintaining it! We’ll leave you with one last stunning example of vertical wall gardening…
Here’s to the verdant beauty of greenery! Wishing you much success in your vertical gardening endeavors…