We all want a little more nature in our lives. But you don’t have to escape to a jungle retreat or invest in an expensive landed property to embrace more greener things in your life.
A vertical garden is the perfect way to enjoy nature's lushness that would really help elevate your living space to new heights.
This method is increasingly popular and there are various ways of planting in a small unit, creating a natural indoor garden that extends up a wall or fills vertical garden space, rather than horizontally.
What Are The Benefits Of A Vertical Garden?
These fascinating indoor garden ideas provide a great way to make the most of your space.
We’re all limited with floor space in our homes (especially those with families or hyperactive pets!), yet vertical space often goes unused. Now’s the "thyme" (pun intended) to let nature play its part!
Vertical gardens provide a cleaner, greener, natural feel to your home. They can help clean the air to promote a healthier atmosphere, as well as offering a pleasing aesthetic that complements your home décor.
They’re the perfect way to bring the outdoors in, especially for homeowners in high-rise apartments or condominiums.
With their vertical structure, these indoor gardens are perfect space-saving ideas. You can make the most of empty wall space or vacant areas without taking up a huge footprint on the floor.
That means all the natural benefits of some indoor plants and gardens, without worrying about a flower bed taking up half your living room.
These Great Vertical Garden Ideas Are Pretty Neat!
Vertical gardens are a great way to inspire a little bit of natural feeling with a sprinkle of great imagination.
There’s no definitive way to design your vertical garden, it’s really up to the space you have, and the way you want it to look.
Here are some great inspirations to get you started with your own vertical garden ideas.
1) A Plant Ladder
Combine your green fingers with some upcycling or recycling imagination.
A stepped ladder can make a great vertical planter, using the steps on each level to create the perfect platform for some indoor plants and natural inspiration.
You can always paint or decorate the ladder to add that extra splash of colour to the design.
2) A Vertical Planter
A vertical planter is a piece of kit designed specifically for your perfect indoor vertical garden.
These items come in a range of shapes and sizes, but provide a great platform for your vertical garden ideas.
Explore your nearest hardware stores or online gardening shops to find the right planter to fit your space.
3) A Creative Crate
A wooden pallet or crate makes the perfect DIY planter. Just tip it to one side and you’ve got a great piece of equipment to imagine your own vertical planter.
Decorate it how you want, fill in the slats to ensure they hold your planters, and don’t forget to ensure it is properly secured in its space before you get excited about adding some plants.
4) Hanging Planter
A vertical planter doesn’t just have to go from the bottom up, you can also find ideas that go from the top down.
Hanging planters can provide a tiered effect that drop from a ceiling fixture or standing support to create a great natural structure.
DIY options include interlinked hanging guttering, while purpose-built products can provide the right framework for you to do the rest.
5) A Green Wall
Green walls are a stunning evolution of the indoor garden, creating a living, growing wall within your home.
A green wall incorporates durable plants such as mosses or leafy green plants, creating a healthy growing environment that purifies air and offers an amazing ambience to your home.
You can explore DIY ideas if you’re confident with your natural touch, or hire in a professional to see what they can do for you.
What Plants Should You Use In A Vertical Garden?
The plants you use for your vertical garden may well depend on the type of garden design you choose.
For something like a green wall, you want to ensure you have a robust leafy plant or beautifully natural moss that won’t extend out too far from the wall.
These low-maintenance plants are the perfect backdrop to your green wall and natural display.
If you’re exploring some more inventive options then you need to consider the light, the airflow, and the maintenance that you want to put into the plants.
This handy indoor plants guide is a great place to start, looking at some of the best indoor plants for simple care and a great look.
For those of you considering a natural look with a genuinely purifying feel, those clever folk over at NASA also put together a great guide on which plants are the best for filtering air and giving a clean, easy-breathing feel to your home.
Ultimately the choice is really down to you. There are a huge range of indoor plants to explore, from super succulents that are easy to care for, to vibrant flowering plants that need a little more TLC.
Whatever the choice, you can be sure that a vertical planter is bound to liven up your home with that fantastic natural feel.
Making a house a home relies on the little touches just as much as the big moves. We’re committed to helping support that journey from property with potential to outstanding place to live. But first, you gotta make sure that you've got a place of your own to begin the beautifying process!