14 Creative Ways to Plant a Vertical Garden & Maximize Space

Vertical gardens not only take up less space, but they are also generally easier for novices to harvest and maintain. Creating a DIY vertical garden can be as simple or as complex as you see fit. Vertical garden ideas are all about creating features that are a feast for the eyes, from vibrant colours to tempting textures. Here are several ways you can create a DIY vertical garden and make it into your own little oasis.

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Create a Backdrop of Hanging Pots Using a Vertical Pallet Garden

One of the most inexpensive ways to create a focal point for your outdoor living space is to acquire used pallets as a secure backdrop for planters, or even as a planter

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Use Chicken Wire to Make a Bright and Airy Vertical Garden Backdrop

Affixing hard-wearing chicken wire to a wooden frame can create an excellent backdrop and a sturdy place for hanging terracotta pots. If you want an outdoor vertical

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Repurpose Old Guttering for Herbs and Planters

If you are replacing your home’s guttering in the near future, remember that it can find a new use as part of your new vertical garden before you take it to the recycling

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Create a Striking Vertical Garden out of Plastic Bottles

A great way of making use of empty bottles of drink is to use them to create eye-catching plastic towers full of plants. Cut slits into the sides of each bottle to give

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Use Recycled Florafelt to House Root-Wrapped Plants

Florafelt is made out of recycled plastics, so it is helping to keep plastic out of landfill while creating a beautiful feature for your garden. These lightweight

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s 14 creative ways to plant a vertical garden maximize space, Use Recycled Florafelt to House Root Wrapped Plants

Repurpose an Old Wooden Ladder to Make a Vertical Garden Statement

If you happen to have an old wooden ladder lying around in the garage, you could use it to create your new vertical garden. This wooden ladder featured above now works as

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s 14 creative ways to plant a vertical garden maximize space, Repurpose an Old Wooden Ladder to Make a Vertical Garden Statement

Turn Old Structures Into an Eye-Catching Vertical Garden System

If you’ve learned one thing so far from this guide, it’s that there is always another use for something – even old staircases and ladders! A stair garden can create a

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Organize Your Plants With Unused Clogs

Even unused shoes such as Dutch clogs can make for the perfect vertical garden façade. Simply affix your wooden clogs to a fence or wall and fill each clog with soil,

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Choose Succulents and Other Species That Are Easy to Care For

This tip isn’t strictly about physically building an outdoor vertical garden, but it can help ensure the longevity of your vertical garden system. Be selective over the

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s 14 creative ways to plant a vertical garden maximize space, Choose Succulents and Other Species That Are Easy to Care For

Hanging Indoor Vertical Gardens Made from Recycled Flooring

This tip is geared towards urban dwellers in flats and apartments keen to transform an unused wall to an oasis of tranquility. Hometalker ToolBox Divas makes it look easy

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Create a Vertical Vegetable Garden Using a Grid Trellis

This hugely effective grid trellis doubles up as a vertical garden and a source of shade for patio areas in the summer months. All that's needed is a basic trellis from

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Turn Your Balcony Into a Fruit and Veg Haven with a DIY Vertical Garden

Ideal for those short on floor space, create a DIY frame that can be fixed to your flat or apartment balcony. The frame can then house a range of pots with anything from

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Paint a Wood Pallet to Create a Visually Striking Rainbow Vertical Planter

We’ve already discussed how a wood pallet can create new vertical garden systems, but this image demonstrates just how creative you can get with a pallet. Crystal Allen's

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s 14 creative ways to plant a vertical garden maximize space, Paint a Wood Pallet to Create a Visually Striking Rainbow Vertical Planter

Dress up a Living, Breathing Wall of Leaves

Do you suffer from an ugly fence or garden wall? Why not plant flowers and climbers all over the entire fence or wall to enjoy a living, breathing wall of plants? Even in

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s 14 creative ways to plant a vertical garden maximize space, Dress up a Living Breathing Wall of Leaves