35 Best DIY Vertical Garden Ideas, Systems and Designs of 2022

Buff Strickland / Brian Woodcock

If you consider yourself a plant mom, you probably have a few succulents or flowering plants in your home. And if you’re looking for new and creative ways to turn your small or large garden into the oasis of your dreams, there’s a range of vertical garden ideas that will highlight the beautiful colors and textures of your plants. These arrangements even work for large or small spaces like a balcony.

Whether you’re looking for decorative ideas for a dream garden or budget small garden ideas for your home, our list offers simple yet eye-catching options for your plant setup. After finding some of the best summer flowers to plant in your garden or favorite fall plant and floral options, it’s time to start the decorating process. Some of these ideas are simple and DIY-based (from potted hanging planters to face-painted containers for any herb or houseplant), while others may take more time (including the vertical herb garden and the hanging copper planters). Whichever vertical gardening system you choose, it’s sure to make a statement.

And for even more plant and gardening tips, check out these year-round evergreen shrubs, indoor herb garden kits, air-purifying kitchen plants, and this step-by-step guide. to repot your plants without killing them.

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Recycled vertical planters

Believe it or not, you can easily repurpose trash cans as planters to dress up a wall or fence. All it takes is rope or twine. If you want to amp up the look, paint them in a bold shade.

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Potted Hanging Planters

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Diamond Hanging Planters

This idea is ideal for small succulents or air plants. It’s an easy way to hang your plants in any part of the room, without taking up too much space.

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DIY wooden wall planter

Hobby crafters can make their own planter using small pieces of wood. Create the base to rest the plant on, then hammer your creation onto the fence or wall.

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Hanging planters

Perfect for displaying live and artificial plants in your space, this hanging planter has a minimalist yet elegant design. Display a painting in one section of the room or hang them from the ceiling of your porch.

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Hanging Water Bottle Planters

Do not immediately throw away your empty bottles or boxes. Cut out the bottom part to place your plant and paint the faces on the front of the bottle. Use a rope to hang them anywhere in your indoor or outdoor space.

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Succulent shutters

Use new or purchased shutters to display your greenery. Lean them against the wall and fill the gaps with moss or succulents.

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DIY Vertical Plant Stand

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Green wall

An indoor or outdoor green wall makes a wonderful decorative statement. They are especially ideal if you are short on floor space for greenery or have empty walls to fill.

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Trellis green wall

Instead of letting your plants take over an entire wall, create a geometric pattern for a unique look. Wrap the vines around the wire and use hooks to hold the wire in the desired shape.

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Mason Jar Hanging Planters

Turn empty, old mason jars into the perfect hanging planters. Tie them to the wooden beams of the ceilings with a rope, making sure they are securely fixed around the mason jars to prevent them from falling.

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Recycled wooden pallet

There is beauty in simplicity. For this design, use hanging cup holders as planters and arrange them in a fun pattern on a wooden stand.

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Stacked recycled tires

Turn tires into colorful flowerpots for your garden. First, spray them in the color of your choice. Then use cardboard as a base to keep the soil from spilling over and plant your flowers inside. Stack them on top of each other for a layered look.

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Plastic Wall Mounted Drain Pipe Planters

Connect the plastic drain hoses together according to the desired pattern. Fill the slots with potting soil and plant your greenery upwards. Be sure to drill small holes under the planting slots to aid drainage.

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Vertical cheese graters

If you thought cheese graters were just for the kitchen, think again. The wire can be used to attach the cheese graters to a wooden beam or post. After adding soil and flowers, your vertical garden is complete. The rasp holes also facilitate drainage.

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Metal Hanging Planter

For a more rustic look, use metal planters to decorate your space. Although they don’t have holes for proper drainage, they are wonderful additions to any part of your home, especially when filled with vibrant blooms.

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vertical fence garden

Train the vines to grow upwards over the fence. Wrap them around the squares and use hooks to hold them afloat if they fall. Prune them so they grow in the direction you prefer.

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Wooden vertical planter

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Moss wall art

After spreading glue on a frame (of any size or shape), place any natural elements like stone or wood, then add moss to complete the look. Get creative with design, from squares and circles to hexagons and tesseracts.

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Garden in wooden slabs

Install the planters on wooden slabs, then nail them horizontally (or vertically) to the wall or fence. This is especially perfect for light herbs.

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Bird Bath Succulent Garden

Does your home have a birdbath that just collects dust? Fill it with dirt, rocks, moss, grasses and flowers to turn it into a miniature garden.

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Asymmetric Garden Fence

Try to use planters of the same color and size for your flowers. Nail them to your fence in an asymmetrical pattern. For a neater design, use a variation of the same flowers.

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Colorful hanging colanders

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Garden shoe rack

Repurpose an old over-the-door shoe organizer as planters. Hang it on the fence or wall and fill the compartments with soil to display ferns, vines and other forms of greenery.

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Garden Ceiling

Create a jungle-inspired room by using fishing line to hang plants from your ceiling. Add evenly spaced holes throughout your space and choose the pattern you want to follow for vines and hanging plants. It may take a while for the vines to grow to the ground, but once they do, the room will really feel full of life.

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Vertical bottle planters

After painting, cut out the front part of the bottle. Place your soil inside, along with your plant. Drill small holes in the bottom for drainage. Use rope or twine to position your new planters vertically on a post, stick or fence.

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Black metal plant stand

While some plant stands have shelves, others have slots that you can easily slide planters into – similar to this black structure holding buckets of foliage.

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Copper Pipe Hanging Planter

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Brass Hanging Ring Planter

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Modern kitchen herb garden

Since herbs can be used for cooking, it makes sense to have them where you’ll need them most — in the kitchen. Buy pans that match the decor of your cooking area and install them right next to the entrance or on an empty wall indoors.

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ladder garden

A small wooden ladder is the perfect place to create a tiered garden. Accent each rung with greenery in terracotta planters.

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Succulent Tower

Old tin cans can be turned into planters and then set up on a tall wooden pole to create a tower of greenery. For a prettier display, embellish the cans with paint first.

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Rattan hanging baskets

If you have rattan planters, bowls, or baskets, hang them from your wall, ceiling, or fence using rope. Add a non-slip hook to the end of the rope and place your baby plants inside for a floating arrangement.

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