Wall Garden: How to Make It at Home

Vertical Garden

Wall gardens are a sure way to beautify your home, but some steps can be a bit daunting. In this article, we’ll walk you through how to make one by yourself and all the tools and items required for the job.

Understand the Different Vertical Garden Systems

Before starting, you need to consider what’s best for you. Even though there are many systems available, here are the most popular ones and their benefits, including other features you need to consider:
  • Wall Garden
This is the one we’ll be focusing on, and it’s the top choice of many. Since plants are displayed in a grid-like fashion, it’s one of the most eye-catching ones. It’s also one of the best for plants since they get sunlight at the same time.
  • Circular Garden
This is an excellent choice because they can be placed almost anywhere. Unlike Wall Gardens, plants are placed in a column-like shape. The problem here is uneven sunlight, which means you’ll need to rotate it constantly.
  • Hydroponic
No matter the Vertical Garden type, you might go with hydroponic ones. This means that plants don’t use soil, but need a steady water supply with the necessary nutrients. It can be quite demanding to maintain.
  • Soil-Based
This is the most popular option, as it resembles the natural condition for plants to grow, that is, soil with proper nutrients and microbiome.
  • Pockets
For both Wall and Circular Gardens, you’ll find a pocket design. This has a fabric on top of the soil, and plants grow through holes in the material. The advantages of it are improved temperature regulation and better roots.
  • Containers
Most Vertical Gardens have containers, which are your typical plastic pots. This is by far the most common choice.

Vertical Garden: Step-by-Step Guide

Now that you know the basics, it’s time to jump into action! We’re going to make a Wall Garden with simple elements and easy steps. You’ll need:
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Eye protection
  • Gloves
  • Level
  • Measuring tape
  • Screen panels for outdoors
  • Pencil
  • Screwdrivers
  • Plant bracket

1- Measure the wall

First, you need to measure the location you want to place your Vertical Garden. Find screen panels for the outdoors to match the area to be covered.

2- Mark up

Once you have the panel or panels, place them over the wall using a spirit level to check they’re not inclined, and mark the spots where you need to drill.

3- Drill the holes

Drill the holes on the panels and the wall too, if it’s made of brick and concrete. If you’re placing the Vertical Garden on wood or similar, you can use galvanised metal screws instead of drilling the wall.

4- Screw in the panels

Use screws to fix the panels to the wall. For an extra check, you can use the spirit level before screwing the other side of the panel.

5- Bring the plants!

If you haven’t done so already, pot the plants. Consider what plants are best for the amount of sunlight and other conditions at the spot. When the pots are ready, hang them using brackets.

You can take advantage of different pot sizes and formats to make an eclectic Wall Garden or make it more uniform by using the same plant types and pots. The choice is yours, and the good part is that you can easily switch pots if you want.

Some Additional Options

With our instructions, you’ll get a beautiful Wall Garden done in little time. However, you might also want to consider additional options.

One of the simplest ones is using pallets to create a vertical garden. You can remove planks as you see fit and put the plants in the holes. You can also build a trellis by simply creating a grid of long, thin pieces of wood and placing it on the wall without any fixing required. Plants can be hung with S-hooks.

Finally, there are complete kits that you can buy. You’ll still need to assemble them yourself or call a professional for help. Some come with a stand, so you don’t need any walls, while others consist of fixed pots and screens.

Bring Life to Your Garden

As you can see, there are millions of options when it comes to Wall Gardens. Pick an idea that suits you and go ahead. Remember, if you need help, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can match you with the right gardening professional.


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