I don’t know about you, but in my small home, horizontal surfaces are few and far between. I wish I had a giant sideboard that I could march a dozen herb plants down, or multiple table tops to spread out my fern collection. But, I don’t. You probably don’t either, but still want to grow an indoor garden of some variety. That’s ok, because we found these inspiring ideas for creative indoor vertical wall gardens! Use that vertical space to create a garden,  because nothing creates real life in a room more than plants and flowers!




Our first idea is these small tin buckets attached to repurposed wood… Easy but amazing! Herbs are a great choice, or leafy greens, ferns or other greenery.



‘Room 6 Design’ has a short tutorial for these vertical hanging buckets, easy project, I would love to see this in a kitchen!



Susie Frazier created this vertical garden and tells you just how to do it. I love the clean lines of this project, it just looks neat and tidy.



From ‘Ten June’, this Ikea bucket planter wall makes a big impression. Michelle simply hangs them with picture hangers, and pops in a plant!




From ‘Hack the Life’, this Ikea hack wine rack planter is very cool. Why do I think it’s so cool? Possibly because I have the exact same wine rack, which has been waiting to be hung for months now… Maybe this is a better use!



On ‘Design Milk’ we found the ‘Opot‘… this is a cool product that provides a plastic film and two eyelets to hang these unique planters… Find out how to use the ‘Opot’!



Wooly Pocket has their Living Wall Planter that is so cool, because it’s easy to hang and plant in directly on the wall. It also is self watering, and vented for good root growth.



“The Big Happy Family” wall planter by Urbio is leak proof and really versatile. They have a smaller version as well, “The Happy Family”. Love this!



Inspirational idea, another vertical garden with tin buckets! From It’s Almost Genius! Hook the buckets onto wire fencing…Done!



This repurposed crate planter from Lucas Allen looks to be created by attaching the crates together with large hooks and eyes.




‘It’s Overflowing’ took this great pic at West Elm, showing us how easy it is to make a pallet planter work on the wall! I would use self watering planter pots popped into the pallet spaces.



‘Gardener’s Supply Co.’ has a variety of vertical wall planters for those of you who don’t want to try a DIY project… Bring in the green!


Image Credits: Yonah, Room 6 Design, Susie Frazier, Ten June, Hack the Life, Design Milk, Wooly Pocket, Urbio, Its Almost Genius, Lucas Allen, Its Overflowing, Gardener's


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  1. Nina March 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    These are so nice.
    I love the indoor gardens you featured here.

  2. SILVIA September 13, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Muy bueno e interesante su jardineras de pared. Atte. Silvia Samamé B.

  3. Beth Diemer December 1, 2015 at 7:16 am

    These ideas are just what I’ve looking for. I love that the plants high enough up that our cats won’t be able to get to them. * Well we do have a few jumpers but think they will still be ok. Can’t wait to try them.

  4. Ace Gardener December 28, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Lovely collection of ideas, I like the wooden wine crates the best!

  5. Christine January 20, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    These are great ideas. Living, looks fresh and clean

  6. priest January 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Now if you had some idea on lighting for the plants that would complete the my world. Thanks for the ideas, some are outstanding.
    Sincerely Priest

  7. Vicky February 27, 2016 at 5:14 am

    These are great, but are specific plants that you should use? I am worried they won’t get any sunlight. Is just watering them enough?

    1. Kathy Woodard March 24, 2016 at 9:10 am

      All plants need sunlight, be sure to match your plants to the type of light your room provides! There is a plant for almost every lighting situation that could be used in these projects…

  8. Dana Andersen February 28, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Finally some ideas as to how to get the 7 plants i own off my coffee table! Great post, thanks!

  9. Maria March 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing some great inside garden ideas, we have a really small apartment but I always dream about a garden! I think I finally find my way now

  10. Nic April 18, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Great article, beautiful examples! Looking forward to adding this to my home. Thank you!

  11. Susan May 9, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I love the re-purposed wood idea! How did you attach the buckets? Screwed into the wood? Or attached so the buckets could be removed?

    1. Kathy Woodard June 23, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Im sorry, its not our project, so we don’t have that info… Sorry we couldn’t be more help!

  12. Teymur January 24, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I absolutely love that vertical buckets idea. Finished installing it yesterday at my appartment and now Im fascinated how this idea enriched my living space. I, personally, love to add plants to any possible corner at my place) And by the way – I used Apromera`s flower pots – they were just what I`ve looked for!

  13. A Green Hand July 20, 2017 at 8:26 am

    These are clever ideas for making a garden! I don’t have a big garden at the house and these vertical wall garden quite are perfect for me! I’ll try making them!


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