When there is little space to garden on a balcony, go up! Use a wall to create a vertical garden. It’s easier than you think and there are lots of materials and designs to create you special garden space. Below are 29 examples of vertical gardening to inspire you. Many of the design examples utilize one of four types:
Wood pallet on which plant containers hang
Pocket containers attached to the wall that give the effect of a green wall
Shelves attached to a wall that hold planters
Free-standing structures against a wall, such as tall glass greenhouses
Wood pallet vertical gardens
The following are varying wood pallet style designs attached to a wall. Planters are attached to the wood pallet. Many of the designs illustrate how easily the planters can be rearranged when necessary. Designs are nearly endless based upon your own imagination. For those of you who are handy with a hammer and saw, this style of wall gardening makes a fun DIY project. Or if the budget allows, find a good carpenter.
Similar to a pallate construction are mettle grids that attach to the wall with containers attached to the grid:
Green Wall Concept
A green wall design to achieve vertical gardening on a wall generally consists of a soft fabric or pocket-like small plastic containers closely positioned together. When plants fill out, a beautiful green wall is created.
If you’re wondering how you can create such a wall, check out Plants On Walls, a company that uses “Florafelt Vertical Garden Systems.” The system was invented by Chris Bribach.
The florafelt pockets are available in varying sizes and number of pockets. It appears to start with a small section and just add on. I am not an affiliate of Garden On Wall. I just want one!! I seriously need a herb garden but I only have a covered shaded porch. This may be my answer.
A similar design to the Florafelt comes in a plastic pocket-like structure.
Shelves and Plant Shelves:
Shelves and planters are attached to a wall to create vertical gardens.
Free Standing Structures:
Free-standing structures can be positioned up against a wall, such as a glass greenhouse and a Baker’s stand.
For more inspirational ideas on vertical garden, check out my Pinterest board on “Garden Indoors and Outdoors.” While you’re there, follow me on Pinterest or just follow this board:
I hope you found one of these examples inspiring and decide to give one of them a try. If you love to garden, live in an apartment or condo and have a small balcony, vertical garden just may be the answer. It can be your complete garden or an adjunct to container gardens located on the floor of the balcony.
My plan (or wish) is to add a vertical herb garden
with supplementary grow lights.
What’s your plan or wish for your balcony garden?
You may also be interested in these ideas for your balcony or terrace: