Transform your small outdoor or indoor space with these creative vertical garden ideas.

1.Fence Planter Boxes

The planter boxes built into the back fence here are a great way to add a touch of greenery to any fence or wall. Made of plywood and faced with Brazilian hardwood ipe, they are both sturdy and stylish. Measuring 1.5 feet deep and 2 feet wide, these planter boxes provide ample space for larger plants, creating a wall of greenery. Whether you plant flowering vines or herbs, these fence planter boxes are sure to make a statement in any outdoor space.

2.Upcycled Wall Planters

This beautiful orchid garden wall is a perfect example of how to upcycle materials to create a unique and eco-friendly vertical garden. To build a diy green wall like this one, you can repurpose materials like old pallets or wooden crates and attach them to a sturdy wall or fence. Make sure to line the planters with landscape fabric or plastic to prevent orchid bark or other growing media from falling out. You can then fill the planters with your favorite epiphytes, such as orchids or staghorn ferns, to create a lush and vibrant wall garden.

3.Multi-Tiered Plant Stand

This highly rated multi-tiered plant stand available at Wayfair is a versatile and functional piece that can be used indoors or outdoors. Made of sturdy metal, this plant stand features multiple tiers of shelves that can hold a variety of plants. The shelves are crafted from wood, giving the stand a rustic and natural look. The hooks at the top of the piece allow users to install a hanging herb garden for a more dynamic look. While this plant stand is available to purchase, it could also be recreated in wood as a doable DIY project for an amateur woodworker.

4.DIY Wall Garden

To create a diy plant wall garden like this one, you’ll need a wall or fence to mount your plants on. You can use a variety of planters, such as terra-cotta pots or metal buckets, to create a unique and eclectic look. Choose plants with different textures and shapes to add visual interest to your garden. Succulents, cacti, and herbs are great choices for a minimalist garden, as they require nominal maintenance and can thrive in a variety of environments.

5.Pot Rack Ladder

Made of wood and stained in a dark walnut color, this DIY-able pot rack ladder available at Etsy features several rungs that can hold a variety of planters. It’s available in two lengths—48 and 60 inches—to best suit the size of your space. DIYers can also recreate this concept for themselves by building a homemade ladder or upcycling an old one from which to hang planters.