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8 ways to create a vertical garden

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


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


1. Wire cable


Training climbers to screen a fence by @royq 

Roy camouflaged a Colorbond fence with a living screen of fast-growing Chinese Star Jasmine using criss-crossed wire cable, and has inspired countless other Workshop members to do the same. 




Green wall with climbing Jasmine by @Gina 


Community member Gina used sturdy balustrade wiring vertically to create her Jasmine green wall, hiding the red brick.




2. Reinforcing mesh


Vertical herb garden on reinforcing mesh by @RodAndo 


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




Vertical herb garden on reinforcing mesh by @Karl1 


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




3. Timber


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.




4. Hooks


Vertical herb garden by @KingStreetReno 


To create this vertical garden, the Whites Garden Up range was secured to the fence with screws.




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.




Vertical garden by @BrendanB 


Brendan was able to grow baby beetroot, mini red onion, spring onions and chilli in these hanging pots.




5. 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.




Terracotta pot vertical garden screening by @DIYology 


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




6. Synthetic felt pockets


Outdoor entertaining area with vertical garden and pond by @Wados 


Community member Wados used builder's plastic over cement sheet and then synthetic felt pockets for over 400 plant cuttings when creating a spectacular backyard feature.




7. Succulent frames


Succulent frames for vertical garden by @gregoreau 


Using treated Pine nailed together with 45 degree mitres, sphagnum moss and chicken wire, community member Gregor decorated bare walls.




8. Recycled items


Recycled timber pallet succulent display by @AndrewLee 


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




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.




Pallet timber planter by @Carol_Prime 


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




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.




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 the step-by-step guide How to build a vertical garden.




Popular screening and vertical garden projects


Vertical gardens can be beautiful screening solutions for any outdoor space. Check out our Top 10 most popular screening projects and Top 10 most popular vertical garden projects for more ideas from Bunnings Workshop community members.


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