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How to Build a Herb Spiral Garden

As a urban gardener, I love ideas that help create more growing space, are visually appealing, low maintenance, very do-able and are easily accessible.

The Herb Spiral is a nature-inspired vertical garden design that is highly productive and energy efficient. It allows you to stack plants in a pyramid to maximise space - a practical and attractive solution. It is typically 6.5ft wide in diameter at the base, ascending to 3.2- 4.2ft, with the center of the spiral at the highest point. The spiral ramp provides a planting area large enough to accommodate all your common culinary herbs but is certainly not limited to just growing herbs!

If you are interested in how the design works and all the benefits, you can read more about them at https://themicrogardener.com/15-benefits-of-a-herb-spiral-in-your-garden/.

I thought I'd share a tutorial on this DIY project which can be as cheap and cheerful or elaborate as your budget allows - the materials vary widely so you can choose
Difficulty: Moderate

To see more: https://themicrogardener.com/4-step-guide-to-building-a-herb-spiral/

  • Danielle
    Danielle Marshville, NC

    Am in love with this idea! I have a horribly awkward space to the side of my back steps that I've been at a complete loss to figure out what to do with, and a squared version of this spiral would be perfect! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    • The Micro Gardener - Anne

      @Danielle so happy to hear you now have a design idea to solve your space issue. Would LOVE to see you share a pic when you finish your herb spiral. This concept can be scaled up or down to suit. Have fun!

  • JoyceDobbins
    JoyceDobbins Mexico

    I live in Ajijic Mexico so this is great for me I am going to do this soon Thanks for the idea Hope you all have a happy new year!!

    • The Micro Gardener - Anne

      @JoyceDobbins Thanks for your feedback and I look forward to seeing a pic of your lovely herb spiral soon. Happy New Year also!

  • Txtigerpup
    Txtigerpup Cincinnati, OH

    I'd like to request any plans available for the stone filled gabion wall spiral garden shown at the beginning of this article. That actually looks simple and would fit with any location. I would try growing peppers, leaf vegetables, bush beans and

    • The Micro Gardener - Anne

      @Txtigerpup There are some basic instructions for making a gabion wall in the article just under the image. I plan to make one of these shortly in my own garden and will be making a video available. If you visit my website & join my newsletter, I'll

  • Debbie Williams
    Debbie Williams Plymouth, CT

    thanks for sharing all these great garden ideas

  • Aaron Riley
    Aaron Riley Lilburn, GA

    Nice article