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5 ways to create a vertical garden

StevieB
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A vertical garden can offer an aesthetically-pleasing screening solution to enliven a plain wall or fence. It can also provide more space for growing herbs, flowers and vegetables.

 

Check out these easy and unique ways our clever and creative Bunnings Workshop community members have created vertical gardens, and let us know if you need a hand building your own.

 

1. Reinforcing mesh

 

Vertical herb garden on reinforcing mesh by @RodAndo 

 

Workshop member RodAndo created this vertical herb garden with planter boxes made out of decking attached to reinforcing (reo) mesh.

 

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Vertical herb garden on reinforcing mesh by @Karl1 

 

Workshop member Karl1 shared an easy vertical garden project featuring reo mesh and a copper garden border for a rustic look.

 

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2. Custom timber build

 

Vertical garden with built-in watering system by @kel 

 

Experienced member Judy's self-watering vertical garden allows her to grow more in a compact space and is also an attractive screening solution.

 

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Succulent frames for vertical garden by @gregoreau 

 

Learning from his previous design, Workshop member gregoreau built these succulent frames with Pine and corflute sheeting and used sphagnum moss instead of succulent potting mix that easily falls out of the frame.

 

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3. Planters on hooks

 

Vertical herb garden by @KingStreetReno 

 

To create this vertical garden, KingStreetReno secured pieces from the Whites Garden Up range to the fence with screws and found it quick and easy to achieve a great result.

 

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Hanging herb garden by @chowie 

 

Workshop member chowie built this hanging herb garden using Merbau decking boards and Whites Garden Up vertical garden pots and herb wire hooks.

 

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Vertical garden by @BrendanB 

 

Although there's not enough soil in these hanging pots to support a wide range of vegetables, Brendan was able to grow baby beetroot, mini red onion, spring onions and chilli.

 

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4. Secured terracotta pots

 

Vertical garden on brick wall with terracotta pots by @Darren 

 

Darren's vertical garden turned this plain brick wall into an attractive feature with five rows of terracotta pots ready for planting.

 

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Terracotta pot vertical garden screening by @DIYology 

 

Workshop member DIYology built this fantastic screening solution using decking timber, rope and terracotta pots.

 

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5. Recycled pallets and reclaimed items

 

Recycled timber pallet succulent display by @AndrewLee 

 

Andrew added succulent pots to a painted pallet and created a wonderful vertical garden feature.

 

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Grape tin vertical herb garden by @kaylah_rose 

 

For this very popular project, Kaylah used vintage tins and fragrant herbs to add character to her fence and backyard.

 

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Pallet timber planter by @Carol_Prime 

 

Carol attached pots to a recycled pallet to create a simple planter that's ideal to enliven a plain wall or fence.

 

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Simple succulent display using recycled pallet by @ProjectPete 

 

Experienced member Pete made an easy D.I.Y. vertical garden to enliven a boring fence by hanging planters on a timber pallet.

 

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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.

 

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Popular screening projects

 

Vertical gardens can be beautiful screening solutions for any outdoor space. Check out our Top 10 most popular screening projects for more fantastic screening ideas.

 

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