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Vertical herb garden

Making a Splash
Making a Splash

Using a vertical garden kit is a quick and easy way to create your own herb garden along a fence.





The project


Thought I'd share the next phase of my fence makeover project – a vertical herb garden.


To create the vertical garden, we installed three of the Whites Outdoor 'Garden Up' vertical garden kits to the fence with screws. Apart from ensuring it all lined up with the fence panelling, it was quick and easy to do.




I then filled the pots with small herb plants – tarragon, mint, Vietnamese basil, chives, parsley, thyme, sage and coriander. The wall is west facing and is protected slightly by our neighbour's huge lemon tree. 


Happy to report that, after a few months, the herbs are all still alive apart from coriander, which I've never successfully grown.


The project cost around $300 all up and has made a huge difference to the boring fence.




How to build a vertical garden


A vertical garden can provide greenery and colour to enliven a drab location and provide plenty of growing space in even very small areas. Create your own by following this step-by-step guideHow to build a vertical garden.




More vertical garden projects


Workshop member kel built three vertical gardens along her fence so she just has to turn on a tap and the whole garden is watered by a rainwater tank.




Workshop member JP_Finlay created this gorgeous vertical garden using old pots and a broken gate.




Just Starting Out

Hi Jason, 

I'm new to the Bunnings Workshop community (and also very new to D.I.Y!) Your fence makeover looks great!! I especially like the dark coloured acrylic planter boxes, however I can't see any mention of where you got those. Are you willing to share the secret 😉? Thanks for running this ever-so-useful free ideas and advice forum. 

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @RP2. It's wonderful to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about this amazing project.


Congrats on getting into D.I.Y., you'll find it very rewarding, and I'm sure you'll be thrilled by what you achieve.


@KingStreetReno has used the Garden Up system for this project, and the planters from it are these Whites 495mm Charcoal Outdoor Garden Up Classic Pots


We look forward to hearing all about your projects and plans around the house and garden. Please feel free to let us know anytime you need assistance or have something to share with the community.




Kind of a Big Deal

I’m really enjoying seeing what the Community are doing with Vertical planters !!!!! 💚😃

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hi @mich1972 


If you ever get tempted to build one for yourself, please make sure to post an update. I'm sure our members would be keen to see how you would build your vertical herb garden.




Just Starting Out

Would it be possible to get a list of the items used from the Garden Up System?

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hello @tania12 


Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. Thank you for joining the discussion.


It's great to see that you've been inspired to build your own vertical herb garden. If you are hanging this on an existing timber fence, I suggest using Whites Garden Up 90 x 50cm Mesh Grid. This provides an easy to install hanging spot for the Whites Outdoor Garden Up Classic Slat Hook. It also makes it easy to re-arrange the position of the Whites 495mm Charcoal Outdoor Garden Up Classic Pot. However, if you wish to fix the position of the hooks, I recommend using Whites Outdoor Black Garden Up Classic Wall Hook. These can be screwed directly into your timber fence with no extra parts needed other than the fixing screws.


In order to create a single row with three levels you would need the following:



Please keep us updated with your progress, we look forward to seeing your herb garden installed.


If you have any other questions we can help with, please let us know.




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